Silicone Roof Sealant Available in 20-Ounce Tube

Firestone Building Products, LLC, through its Gaco brand, continues to innovate with its GacoPatch product offering to provide a more portable and simplified application for contractors. GacoPatch is a flashing grade, stand-alone silicone roof sealant that is now available in a convenient 20-ounce tube packaging. According to the company, the versatility of GacoPatch Tube paired with a sausage gun allows for a simplified application on a variety of roof types including asphalt, single ply, metal and most existing coatings. 

“The tube has great portability and makes it much easier to get up and down a ladder,” said Jacob Jordan, lead repair technician at Spray-Tec, Inc. in Shelbyville, Kentucky. “The product also has excellent yield and adhesion, especially in emergencies when the surface is wet.”

Accoring to the manufacturer, GacoPatch is a long-term solution for roof repairs because it is UV stable and does not chalk, crack, or break down over time and remains permanently flexible, even under ponding water. It is also available in 2-gallon buckets for larger applications. 

For more information, visit www.Gaco.com

Firestone Acquires Silicone Roofing Systems Provider

Firestone Building Products Company LLC has announced its acquisition of Gaco Western, a provider of silicone roofing systems, waterproofing systems and spray foam insulation. The deal, which includes all assets and operations held by Gaco, closed April 3, after a definitive agreement was signed and announced earlier this year.

The acquisition allows Firestone to introduce even more options to customers with Gaco’s silicone and acrylic liquid coatings. The enhanced portfolio creates alternative solutions when full roof tear-offs and rebuilds are not feasible, and it presents contractors with products requiring less labor-intensive installation.

“Combining the best of two brands, Firestone and Gaco, represents an opportunity for growth and long-term value as we aim to create new levels of service and innovation in our industries,” says Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products, Bridgestone Americas Inc. “Operations will conduct business as usual across all teams as we begin bringing our portfolios, employees, best practices and distribution platforms together to continue serving as a total solutions provider for our collective customers.”

In addition to expanding Firestone’s roofing product portfolio with silicone polyurethanes, epoxies and acrylic liquid coatings, the deal offers new positions in commercial and residential sectors with decking and waterproofing products that protect pedestrian surfaces, concrete, metal and plywood, and open- and closed-cell foam products which protect and insulate buildings.

Gaco products will continue to be sold under the Gaco brand and will continue to be made at a state-of-the-art manufacturing, research and development facility in Waukesha, Wis.

Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed.

Silicone Roof Coating Fixes Roof Leaks

Gaco Western's GacoElastomeric Silicone Roof Coating

Gaco Western’s GacoElastomeric Silicone Roof Coating

Gaco Western‘s GacoElastomeric Silicone Roof Coating offers customers a better choice for fixing roof leaks. Because acrylic elastomerics have issues with ponded water and UV degradation, they do not provide a lasting solution.

Not only does GacoElastomeric withstand ponded water, it remains flexible over time whereas acrylics become hard and brittle. It has higher solids than acrylics so more coating stays on the roof to provide better coverage and because of the unique chemistry it can be rained on after just two hours and won’t wash off the roof.