Firestone Building Products Recognizes 133 Firms with Partner in Quality Award

Firestone Building Products Co. LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” product portfolio, recognized 133 firms across the U.S., Canada and Mexico with the 2015 Partner in Quality Award. The annual award honors an elite group of Firestone Building Products Red Shield Licensed Roofing Contractors for a high level of craftsmanship and the skill set required for superior roofing installations.

Firestone Building Products Red Shield Licensed Roofing Contractors are required to complete extensive product installation training. As a testament to their expertise, projects are backed by the Firestone Building Products Red Shield Warranty. Depending on the commercial roofing system, terms of the warranty can range from five years to 30 years. To qualify, winners had to:

  • Install a minimum of eight warranted roofs in 2014, and four warranted roofs per year for each of the prior four years.
  • Maintain at least 1 million square feet of Firestone Building Products roofs under warranty.
  • Achieve an annual Firestone Building Products Quality Incidence Rating (QIR) of 1.25 or less (QIR measures each contractor’s performance based on warranty repair incidences per million square feet under warranty).
  • As part of the program, winners are able to participate in the Firestone Building Products Community Service Program, which makes them eligible for a $1,000 annual credit to donate labor and materials for roofing projects in their respective communities.

“At Firestone Building Products, we recognize what it means to go above and beyond, and we hold our contractors to a high standard,” says Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products. “The Partner in Quality Award gives these talented and hard-working contractors the praise they truly deserve.”

Please visit the Firestone Building Products website for a complete listing of Partner in Quality Award Winners.

Self-adhered Underlayment Reduces Installation Time and Costs

Firestone Building Products Co. introduced its CLAD-GARD SA-FR with CoreGard Technology.

Firestone Building Products Co. introduced its CLAD-GARD SA-FR with CoreGard Technology.

Firestone Building Products Co. LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” product portfolio, introduced its CLAD-GARD SA-FR with CoreGard Technology. The product is a self-adhered, waterproof, UL Class A underlayment and allows for substantial labor and materials savings. It has been strategically engineered to not only protect metal roofing systems from fire, but streamline the installation process.

UL Class A metal roofs protect rooftops, buildings and occupants from the spread of fire, which is key to safeguarding surrounding structures and communities. By offering the fire protection of UL Class A roofing materials in an underlayment, CoreGard Technology reduces installation time, labor costs and the overall number of materials for commercial roofing projects.

To achieve the same fire standard without CLAD-GARD SA-FR with CoreGard Technology, contractors would need to install a separate product, entirely, for their metal roofing systems. Up to six layers of total materials and installation stages would be necessary to accomplish this feat, which is accomplished in just four layers using CLAD-GARD SA-FR underlayment on a metal roofing system.

CLAD-GARD SA-FR with CoreGard Technology is safer, overall, for installers due to its skid-resistant top film. It is also ASTM 1970 approved and self-seals around nails or metal roofing fasteners. In addition, it provides a 120-day exposure. Primer is not required in temperatures of 40 F or higher, making the process a quick and easy one.

CLAD-GARD SA-FR with CoreGard Technology is covered by the Firestone Building Products Platinum Warranty for up to 30 years.