Modified Bitumen Membrane With Smog-Reducing Granules

The Garland Company, Inc., announces the next generation of its flagship StressPly family of high-performance modified bitumen membranes, StressPly Legacy.

The Garland Company, Inc., a full-service roofing manufacturer and building envelope solution provider based in Cleveland, Ohio, announces the next generation of its flagship StressPly family of high-performance modified bitumen membranes, StressPly Legacy. StressPly Legacy includes 40% recycled and bio-based raw materials, features smog-reducing granules in its mineral surface, and was developed with a 360-degree approach to sustainability, including biodegradable packaging, carbon-neutral shipping, and a tree-planting service initiative.

“The StressPly family is the crown jewel of the Garland product portfolio. Since its introduction in 1980, StressPly has become synonymous with high-performance modified bitumen membranes,” said Matt McDermott, president, Garland’s US Roofing Division. “Any addition to the StressPly family must uphold the same standards for durability and waterproofing that our customers expect. With StressPly Legacy, we’re delivering a membrane that has unprecedented eco-friendly characteristics — and a 35-year warranty.”

StressPly Legacy is formulated with 29% pre-consumer, 9% post-consumer, and 2% bio-based raw materials. Each roll recycles 20 plastic bottles into the fibers of the high-strength reinforcing scrim, and each batch includes enough recycled crumb rubber to keep eight tires from a landfill.

StressPly Legacy FR Mineral also includes smog-reducing granules in its mineral surface. These granules are activated by sunlight to chemically bond with nearby smog molecules. A 20,000 square foot commercial roof has an estimated smog-reducing benefit equivalent to 19 trees.

Julie Geyer, Director of Research & Development for Garland, added, “To maximize the power of the smog-reducing mineral surface, we also formulated the compound with our recently introduced TripleBoost Advanced Weathering System. TripleBoost enables outstanding mineral retention that exceeds the ASTM testing standard for scrubs by over 200%.”

StressPly Legacy was developed with a focus on sustainability across every aspect of the customer experience. The product ships carbon neutral thanks to transportation carbon offsets, and the packaging for the product is biodegradable. Garland’s network of over 200 locally-based Territory Managers across the US has also launched a tree-planting initiative where a tree will be planted in the community of every StressPly Legacy roof.

Said McDermott, “We often say, there’s nothing greener than a roof that lasts. With StressPly Legacy, we’re giving our customers an opportunity to make a real impact on both their building and the environment.”

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