Cleveland, Ohio - Roofing specialist Garland recently introduced a new single-component liquid-applied mastic that it says is durable and easy to apply.
The Tuff-Flash liquid flashing system is an asphalt polyurethane that adheres to asphaltic membranes as well as a variety of metal surfaces, Garland said in a 24 Jan news release. The product has excellent water protection and weathering capabilities, the company added.
Tuff-Flash is environmentally friendly, having zero VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and low odour, according to the Cleveland, Ohio-based company. It is durable, reflective, and UV resistant (when surfaced).
It eliminates the need for a torch or hot kettle, and is easier to work with than two-part products that require exact mixing and have short pot lives. The Tuff-Flash system capitalises on the benefits of both asphalt and urethane chemistries, and actually builds strength over time as it cures.
"This product is ideal for sealing difficult flashing details like an I-Beam or angle iron coming through the roof. It skins over quickly in hours and completely cures in 10 to 15 days, which helps reduce project disruptions and duration. A reflective coating can then be applied within 15 to 30 days," said Garland product manager, Tom Stuewe.