PARSIPPANY, NJ, Feb 21, 2017 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Key component of industry's only completely sustainable roofing system
PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Feb 21, 2017) - GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new non-halogen polyisocyanurate insulation: EnergyGuard™ NH Polyiso Insulation Board. With this product introduction, GAF is the first roofing manufacturer to offer a full line of Red List Free roofing assemblies across their asphaltic and single ply product lines.
The development of GAF EnergyGuard™ NH Polyiso Insulation Board supports the company's commitment to providing architects, contractors, and building owners with affordable products that help them meet their sustainable and environmental design goals. EnergyGuard™ NH Polyiso Insulation Board has all the inherent properties and performance factors polyiso insulation is known for, including one of the highest insulation values and a UL Class A roofing fire rating, but does not contain any halogenated flame retardants.
"There is increasing interest in Red List free products," said Jeanine K. Mulcahy, Product Manager -- Insulation and Fastener Systems for GAF. "The development of EnergyGuard™ NH Polyiso Insulation Board is one more indication that architects and contractors who share our commitment to sustainable design can count on GAF for environmentally preferable products."
Transparent and Red-List Free Recognizing that numerous jurisdictions have enacted legislation restricting the use of one or more chemical flame retardants, GAF has taken the proactive step of replacing TCPP with a non-halogen material that offers the same flame-retardant properties. As a result, GAF EnergyGuard™ NH Polyiso Insulation Board is one of the few polyisocyanurate roofing solutions with a Declare label designated as Red List Free.
"It's exciting to see this new Red List Free insulation available. We're seeing more and more product options available to project teams pursuing Living Building Challenge certification," said James Connelly, Director, Living Product Challenge at International Living Future Institute.
GAF EnergyGuard™ polyiso is the company's premier line of insulation boards designed for use in practically any low-slope roofing application, including BUR, mod bit, and single-ply systems. EnergyGuard™ NH Polyiso Insulation Boards offers a high insulation value with an excellent "LTTR" value compared to any other FM Class I rated product of equivalent thickness. It also meets FM 4450/4470 and UL1256/790.