Need some assistance? Give us a call: 800-456-4226
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SEATTLE, March 11, 2011 –– Gaco Western fuses high performance open-cell spray foam insulation with Ignition Barrier in a new single application formula. It’s the first and only open-cell single application formula of its kind in the industry. Now with GacoFireStop™ spray foam insulation, a one-step installation has never been easier or yielded greater results.
On February 3, 2011, GacoFireStop passed the ICC-ES AC 377 Appendix X test for spray foam insulation, a first for open-cell foams. Until this point, an additional ignition barrier was required by all Spray Foam Manufacturers for open-cell insulation in attic and crawl space applications.
According to Gaco C.E.O. Peter Davis, “This propriety new insulation product isn’t just a first for the industry; it’s a major advancement that saves time and money, while improving performance.”
GacoFireStop can be applied to any attic or crawl space with the same sprayability and coverage as any of Gaco’s other foam insulation products. The single application cures within an hour and can be left exposed, meeting all code requirements in attics and crawl spaces.
“The difference is: GacoFireStop doesn’t require any additional ignition barrier. It’s part of the actual polyurethane foam insulation,” said Davis. “So it’s easier for code officials to inspect – and pass. Contractors and builders won’t have to prove a required thickness of intumescent coating over the top of the foam.”
GacoFireStop provides significant cost savings over competitive open-cell foam products with ignition barrier coating. The single-step process also means significantly reduced installation time: a key savings factor for the installer, builder and – ultimately – the homeowner.
Davis emphasized that GacoWallFoam is still “at the heart of this revolutionary insulation that means Gaco’s Air Seal Advantage, a single, solid, seamless energy-saving barrier that doesn’t shrink or sag over time, but rather adds structural integrity.”
GacoFireStop ™ spray foam insulation will be available May 1, 2011 with limited distribution through certified contractors.
Gaco Western manufactures and markets the most comprehensive line of retail- and commercial-grade waterproofing and insulating products in the industry, including a series of proprietary elastomeric coatings and premium polyurethane spray foam compounds. Since 1955, the family-owned company has grown to become a national distributor of specialty coatings for roof, pedestrian and traffic decking; as well as spray polyurethane insulation for commercial, industrial and residential applications.
Today, Gaco Western coatings cover millions of square feet on commercial and residential buildings around the world. The company is based in Seattle with a new 60,000-square-foot research, manufacturing and customer training facility in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
For more information, visit www.gaco.com.
About International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES)
ICC-ES is the United States' leading source of technical information on building products and building technology for code compliance. A nonprofit, public-benefit corporation, ICC-ES performs technical evaluations of building products, components, methods, and materials. The evaluation process culminates with the issuance of reports on compliance with the major U.S. building codes, which are available at www.icc-es.org
Gaco Western Marketing Dept.