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Henry Company Releases New Low Temp Roofing Underlayment: Helping Contractors When The Weather's Against Them

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 27, 2011 – In response to the needs of roofing contractors, Henry® Company has introduced a new self-adhered roofing underlayment specifically designed for application and performance in cold weather.   Blueskin® Roof Low Temp Roofing Underlayment (RF200LT) has many of the popular features of Henry’s Blueskin® Roof Ice & Water Barrier, combined with a special low temperature adhesive waterproof compound. 

“Henry does a great deal of business both in the US and Canada, and we know how to build products for the cold weather,” said Chris Brink, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing. “This new product will allow our customers to continue to finish jobs even when the temperature falls below recommended installation temperatures for other roofing underlayments, ensuring that a successful, water tight installation occurs every time.”  

Blueskin® Roof Low Temp Roofing Underlayment is designed to be applied at temperatures above 14°F (-10°C), whereas most competitive products recommend the ambient temperature be above 40°F (5°C) for proper application.  With traditional roof underlayments, poor adhesion in cold temperatures can lead to incomplete installation of the membrane, and increase the chance that a water-tight seal is not achieved across the roofing surface.

Blueskin® Roof Low Temp will be available in better roofing yards and retailers in both the US and Canada starting in November 2011. 

Henry Company is the #1 Choice of Professionals® and the leading innovator of specialized Building Envelope Systems®, including roofing, air and vapor barriers, waterproofing, foam insulation.  For more than 75 years, Henry products have protected and enhanced the performance of residential, industrial, commercial and institutional foundations, buildings and structures.

For additional Information regarding Henry products or services, please contact Henry Customer Service at 1-800-486-1278 or visit https://us.henry.com/.

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Brian Salvatore HB&M (for Henry)