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Gaco Foam and Silicone Awarded Severe Hail Rating by FM Approvals

June 14, 2016 2:08 pm

June 14, 2016 – Gaco Western prides itself on producing innovative products that contractors can use to differentiate themselves. We are pleased to announce that our newly developed GacoRoofFoam F2733 spray applied polyurethane foam coated with GacoFlex S2100 Cleanable Solvent-free Silicone Coating assembly successfully passed Severe Hail by FM Approvals. The roof assembly was rigorously tested to meet: hail, wind uplift, corrosion, foot traffic, leakage resistance and accelerated weathering performance. Gaco’s is the only reflective silicone assembly to be awarded the Severe Hail classification. In addition, this assembly has the highest recycled content in the industry.

Building owners and design professionals are looking for a durable roofing solution. Gaco Western’s R & D team rose to the challenge to develop a unique system that stands alone and achieves a durability and toughness rating that eclipses the other offerings in the reflective silicone coating market. The extreme cleanability factor of GacoFlex S2100 adds to the longevity of this system as it maintains significantly higher whiteness and solar reflectivity than other silicones.

FM Approvals certification is extremely valuable to consumers because it means they can be confident they are getting a tested roof assembly, not simply a collection of products and parts that may or may not perform to expected levels. Severe Hail classification takes it a step further to give you confidence that Gaco Western offers a best in class solution with superior strength and endurance.

Chuck Skalski, VP of Sales, GacoFlex commented, “Gaco is pleased to be a trailblazer in providing our industry an FM Approved assembly that has been proven to withstand the most extreme hail episodes. This is another testament to our commitment to innovation and providing solutions that last for many years.”

About Gaco Western

Founded in 1955, Gaco Western remains today a family-owned business with its roots in technology and product innovation. The Gaco family of brands offer best-of-class solutions for a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential applications including specialty coatings for roof, pedestrian and traffic decking, and spray polyurethane foam insulation. Products are available nationwide.