Firestone introduces modified bitumen cap sheets made with UltraWhite roofing granules, a cool roofing solution that is ideal for new and reroof applications. Unlike traditional granule-surfaced modified bitumen cap sheets that require additional liquid coatings or surfacing either during manufacturing or after installation, Firestone UltraWhite granules are applied during the manufacturing process. The resulting cap sheet provides greater light reflectivity and heat emissivity, reducing energy consumption, electrical demand and labor costs.
Available in SBS and APP modified bitumen cap sheets utilizing Firestone’s innovative UltraWhite granules, the modified bitumen cap sheets can be applied with hot asphalt, heat welding or cold adhesive and are compatible with steel, concrete, plywood and wood decks, providing greater versatility and appeal for both new and reroof applications. They are resistant to foot traffic and hail and demonstrate excellent granule retention. Since Firestone cap sheets do not require factory or field-applied liquid coatings, the application is cleaner and will not crack or peel.
UltraWhite modified bitumen Cap Sheets are UL- and FM-code approved and meet requirements for California’s Title 24 regulations and can help achieve points in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® rating system. Its reflectivity is also consistent with Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) programs.
Firestone UltraWhite modified bitumen products may be included in a 20-year Firestone Red Shield™ Warranty. When installed using Firestone insulation and a cover board, UltraWhite cap sheets are eligible for a 30-year Firestone Red Shield Warranty.