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Henry Company Offers Single-Source Warranties for Vegetative Roof Assemblies®

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 20, 2010 – Henry® Company provides single-source warranties for all components of Vegetative Roof Assembly® systems, from the waterproofing membrane to the vegetation.

“Henry is pleased to offer a comprehensive warranty and design support for the entire roof assembly, built upon the company’s time-tested 790-11® Hot Rubberized Asphalt membrane.” said Henry Company’s Chris Brink, senior vice president of Marketing, Product Management and Strategic Development.  “Henry Company’s single-source warranty is supported by a stable company that has been in roofing for decades, and that understands the needs of today’s building owners.”

Henry Company’s Vegetative Roof Assembly® products include its 790-11 high-performance hot rubberized asphalt roofing and waterproofing membrane, proven for 40 years in more than 75 million square feet of roofing installed in North America and Europe. 

A reliable waterproofing product is particularly critical with vegetative roofs, because of the difficulty of diagnosing and repairing roof leaks.  Henry® 790-11 is a premium, styrene butadiene styrene (SBS)-modified hot rubberized asphalt membrane. This flexible, reliable membrane performs the most critical function on a vegetative roof: ensuring that the roof remains leak-proof for the life of the warranty.  Hot rubberized asphalt is liquid applied, seals effectively and efficiently around all penetrations, and is considered by many roofing professionals and consultants to be superior to other forms of waterproofing.  Furthermore, it is installed in multiple coats, which provides redundancy, a critical component in high-performance waterproofing systems.

Vegetative roofs, which have been common in Europe for decades, are being specified more in North America for their environmental and economic benefits. These benefits include reducing water runoff, which helps to alleviate wastewater and stress on sewage treatment plants; helping to alleviate urban heat-island effect by reducing building temperatures by as much as 20º F; and improving air quality.

Henry Vegetative Roof Assembly® products also extend the service life of roofs, as well as lower heating and cooling costs by minimizing thermal cycling.  Additionally, various municipal, state and federal financial incentives now encourage or require vegetative roofs. 

Henry Company is the #1 Choice of Professionals® and the leading innovator of specialized Building Envelope Systems®, including air and vapor barrier, waterproofing, foam insulation and roofing systems.  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.

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Brian Salvatore HB&M (for Henry)

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