GAF, a leading building materials manufacturer in North America, announces the production of EnergyGuard™ PolyIso Insulated Sheathing, a high-performance building envelope insulation that reduces energy costs and increases comfort due to its high R-value.
Installing insulated sheathing in either new construction or retrofit eliminates thermal bridging and adds additional insulation to the rest of the wall. It also reduces air filtration and acts as a vapor retarder.
Unlike EPS and XPS products, which contain CFCs, EnergyGuard™ PolyIso Insulated Sheathing is environmentally friendly. It is manufactured with EPA-compliant blowing agents containing no CFCs or HCFCs, having zero ozone depletion potential and virtually no global warming potential.
“Installing EnergyGuard™ PolyIso Insulated Sheathing adds additional insulation to the wall and creates a more comfortable and healthy home, resulting in higher performance and energy savings,” stated Justin Hardy, product manager at GAF.
GAF offers 4' x 8' boards available in 0.5", 0.75", 1", and 2" thicknesses to best suit all building requirements. Its range of applications include cavity walls, masonry walls, stud walls, exterior stucco, re-siding, and vaulted ceilings. The product is available to contractors and consumers at The Home Depot and other fine retailers.
Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection Shingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.
GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel.
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