COVID-19 Operations Update

An Important Update Regarding Firestone Building Products Operations

Out of an abundance of caution, we will be temporarily shutting down manufacturing operations at our coatings and spray foam manufacturing facilities in North America.

A temporary phased shutdown will begin Sunday, March 29 at all manufacturing locations in North America.

The company is closely monitoring the situation in terms […]

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Gaco reveals revised 1 hour re-entry time for trade workers with industry leading 10 ACH

Nashville, TN. New third party testing recently revealed that GacoOnePass and GacoOnePass Low GWP spray foam insulation, is approved for revised shortened re-entry time for trades resulting in industry leading ACH level for 1 hour re-entry for trade workers. Recommended re-entry time of one hour with 10 Air Changes per Hour (ACH), confirms our industry […]

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Updates to the Tax Cuts and Job Act for 2019


Take advantage of the tax reform for your roof improvements in 2019! On December 22, 2017, the most sweeping tax legislation since the Tax Reform Act of 1986 was signed into law. The national tax reform bill features pro-growth adjustments for businesses, and the roofing industry is one of the benefiting parties. Better known as […]

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Gaco recognized for its 50-year dedication to product quality and safety

Gaco was recognized during the International Roofing Expo (IRE) by UL’s Building and Life Safety Technologies team. The 50-year Dedication to Safety award was presented as a symbol of the brand’s long-term dedication to the production of safe products that comply with UL, regulatory, and industry requirements.

The award was presented on February 11 at the […]

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Impact of Tax Reform on the Commercial Roofing Industry

The recently enacted national tax reform bill features pro-growth adjustments for businesses, and the roofing industry is one of the benefitting parties. Better known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the bill features enhanced deductions under Section 179 that lower the cost of commercial property improvements, including the roof.

The newly modified Section 179 expands […]

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Gaco President Chuck Skalski Announces Retirement

WAUKESHA, WI, November 3, 2017 – Charles (Chuck) Skalski, President of Gaco Western, has announced he will retire at the end of 2017.

Skalski’s 27-year career with the company is highlighted by many major milestones, including the acquisition of Gaco Western by Firestone Building Products in April of this year. In addition, Skalski’s tenure featured the […]

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Gaco Helps With Hurricane Relief Efforts

September 21, 2017 – In the terrible aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, we want to help our neighbors in need and are donating an entire truckload of GacoPatch Silicone Roof Patch to each of the affected areas to help families stop leaks in their roofs.

GacoPatch can be applied to a damp surface, and […]

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GacoPatch Silicone Roof Patch is Released in New Colors

August 10, 2017 – GacoPatch is a fiber reinforced silicone roof patch from Gaco Western designed for roof leak repairs in a one-step application. Primers, seam tapes and top coats are not required.

Due to the success of GacoPatch Gray, Gaco is now introducing GacoPatch White and Black to use on existing roofs without leaving unsightly patching […]

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GacoFlex S20 Solvent-Free 100% Silicone Achieves NSF P151 Certification

May 2, 2017 – GacoFlex S20 Solvent-Free 100% Silicone has received NSF P151 Certification of Rainwater Catchment Components.

With water quality and quantity concerns on the rise across the US and around the world, local codes use NSF P151 as a requirement for rainwater catchment to allow the water to be used for potable water or landscape […]

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GacoOnePass F1850 is ABAA Evaluated Material

April 21, 2017 – Gaco Western is pleased to announce that GacoOnePass F1850 Closed Cell Foam has successfully completed the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) Material Evaluation process for medium density sprayed polyurethane foam and has been deemed an ABAA Evaluated Material and part of an ABAA Evaluated Assembly.

This evaluation is the pinnacle of […]

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