Garland Canada’s New Polyurethane-Modified Membrane Designed to Revolutionize the Industry

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Garland’s revolutionary OptiMax™ is designed to redefine performance and protection expectations as the world’s first and only thermoset polyurethane-modified membrane. It was developed using a unique, innovative technology that combines asphalt and polyurethane to create the longest lasting roof system in the commercial roofing market.

Garland’s revolutionary new OptiMax polyurethane-modified asphalt-based roof membrane is the world’s first and only of its kind.

Garland’s revolutionary new OptiMax polyurethane-modified asphalt-based roof membrane is the world’s first and only of its kind.

OptiMax has been engineered to outperform other commercial roofing products and is the greatest innovation the roofing industry has seen in the last 40 years.

Garland’s revolutionary new OptiMax roof membrane was designed using a groundbreaking process that combines asphalt with polyurethane to create the most durable and longest lasting modified membrane on the market. OptiMax is the world’s first and only polyurethane membrane of its kind, developed with an innovative, patent-pending technology designed to transform the roofing industry. Unlike traditional asphalt membranes, OptiMax becomes increasingly resilient as it ages because with time, polyurethane molecules are chemically linked with one another. The process was first used in Europe in the paving industry.

When traditional SBS-modified membranes age, the oils within the membrane heat up and “cook out”, causing cracking and eventually leaking. OptiMax combines two highly effective waterproofing materials – polyurethane and asphalt. The “active modification” process involves chemically reacting the polyurethane modifier to specific molecules within the asphalt. This modification provides enhanced long-term performance characteristics and weatherability.

Its performance is further improved by the fact that minerals are more strongly attracted to the polyurethane in the OptiMax membrane. The result is improved adhesion thus providing superior UV protection, preventing the likelihood of cracking and leaking issues common in traditional membranes. During advanced surface testing, OptiMax had fewer cracks when compared to traditional asphalt-modified membranes and retained its tensile strength in the face of damaging UV radiation.

“OptiMax has been engineered to outperform other commercial roofing products and is the greatest innovation the roofing industry has seen in the last 40 years. This new technology will revolutionize the market in terms of roof performance and protection,” said Charbel Boulos, P.Eng., president of Garland Canada Inc.

Garland Canada Inc. distributes solutions for today's commercial building industry coast to coast, through representatives strategically located throughout Canada. Founded in 1987 as a fully owned subsidiary of Garland Industries, Garland Canada is a multi-million dollar business that helps stimulate regional economies by working with an extensive network of locally based contractors to install high-performance roofing, wall and flooring systems for the commercial building envelope.

For more information, visit http://www.garlandcanada.com or call Marisa Rea at 1.800.387.5991.

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