Green Living Technologies International and Hyload Launch Green Roof Single Source Extended Warranty Program
Rochester, NY. / Wadsworth OH., (May 16, 2012) - Green Living Technologies International (GLTi) has announced that the advanced single source warranty with the standard 20 year waterproofing warranty has been extended to 25 years with a patented GLTi Green Living Roof on top of the Hyload waterproofing membranes.
This type of warranty is the first of its kind in the green roof industry. Because GLTi installers are also waterproofing experts we can extend the warranty offer an additional 5 years knowing the history of green roofs to double and even triple the life expectancy the vegetative maintenance includes waterproofing inspections in and around areas that would normally be prone to leak. It is like getting two maintenance agreements for the price of one. Because the 100% pre-grown GLTi vegetation is installed mature the cost of maintenance is lower, the patented water retention capabilities is unmatched making irrigation an option on smaller green roofs less than 6,000 square feet.
No longer do roofing contractors have to worry about the waterproofing becoming breeched as part of the green roof application. The roofing contractors are also green roof experts. GLTi has removed the segregation between roofers and landscapers.
According to GLTi founder George Irwin, “It was time for a change and how we approach the segregation between roofers and landscapers, the roofer can install the vegetation and our Certified Maintenance Technicians will take over the maintenance. The beauty of the warranty is the waterproofing inspections and overburden removal is part of the overall maintenance. We have implemented the preventative measure needed to avoid conflict in the event of a breech. This is a direct result of research using tray systems that allow for root penetration and growing media between the trays and waterproofing creating a breech hazard. GLTi also offers quoting services and on site supervision for roofing contractors who want to install Hyload and the patented GLTi Green Living Roof systems”.
The Hyload family of waterproofing and flashing products is unmatched. Factory Mutual 1-90 approved, Underwriters Class A fire rating. Hyload is also Southern Building Code Congress International, Miami Dade and Class 1 Hail Resistant approved. Hyload contains a minimum 50% Elvaloy® by Dow, the highest quality plasticizer available. Unlike other plasticizers that leech leaving the waterproofing brittle and subject to leaks, the Hyload family of waterproofing products will retain the Elvaloy® extending the life of the roof. Other plasticizers that migrate become food for moss and algae build up on the roof. Hyloads variety of product applications including a Liquid Applied Membrane, (No Hot Kettle) Fleece Back and Self Adhered applications containing no VOC polyether making it safer for public installations. Other adhesive products with VOC’s will eventually shrink and cause leaks. Hyload is also 100% compatible with all waterproofing making it the ideal choice for additions, repairs and renovations. Hyload is also immune to most chemicals, has the highest puncture resistance in the industry, will remain flexible in all temperatures and does not require a root barrier or protection fabric with a GLTi Green Living Roof.
About Green Living Technologies International, LLC (GLTi)
Green Living Technologies International, LLC (GLTi) is a privately held environmental / green technologies manufacturer providing patented products and services that facilitate the integration of vegetative technologies like Green Roofs, Green Walls, Vertical Agriculture and Green Education. As the technology partner for the New York City School district, we provide a complete package that includes custom manufacturing, design, consulting, products, services and warranties. CEO George Irwin is a published author and authority on green wall / roof technologies known as the “Green Wall Editor” for the number one green roof and wall website in the world, www.greenroofs.com. GLTi is also the inventor of the edible wall technology growing food on a large scale known as GLTi Food Factories. A leader in “Zero Miles” from farm to table with indoor and outdoor edible walls for the freshest fruit and produce in urban environments, parking lots, brown field sites, schools, roof tops and job training programs with a variety of options that allow for commercial scaled production to a single mobile unit for classroom use.
Hyload Inc. is a U. S. company with its corporate office and manufacturing facility located in Wadsworth, Ohio. Hyload established operations in the U. S. in 1982 and has been producing High Performance Coal Tar Elastomeric Membranes (CTEM) for low slope roofing and waterproofing since that time. Hyload is privately held by IKO, a group of companies that is family-owned and incorporated in the Province of Alberta, Canada and the state of Delaware. IKO's primary operations consist of the manufacturing and sale of asphalt roofing materials. IKO started in business in 1949 by producing bituminous roofing materials. Hyload CTEM membranes can provide solutions to problems and are ideally suited for low sloped industrial, commercial and institutional types of application.