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Old 12-16-2015, 03:51 PM   #1
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Genflex Vs Firestone


Is Genflex accepted in lieu of Firestone on roofing projects? I am genflex certified not firestone. What do you guys advise ??
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Old 12-16-2015, 03:56 PM   #2
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Is Genflex accepted in lieu of Firestone on roofing projects? I am genflex certified not firestone. What do you guys advise ??

Do your specs have a process to submit a substitution?

Look the two up and compare them.

Ultimately comes down to the owners choice usually swayed by the architect.

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Genflex and Firestone are the two big boys and generally accepted as equals in EPDM You will need to bring it up with whoever spec'd the roof to see if they will accept Genflex instead. What anyone else thinks doesn't really matter, if whoever spec'd the roof insists on Firestone for some reason.

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Genflex is made by firestone, No real difference in materials. Who ever wrote the specs will need to approve it. Same goes for Versico and Carlisle. We are certified in both now because one architect refused to allow Versico even though we had Carlisle tell them they are "equal".
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You have to be putting down a lot of squares to be able to get certified with Firestone and carlisle right ?
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Not sure with Firestone, but we don't put down a whole lot of warrantied squares of Carlisle.
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You have to be putting down a lot of squares to be able to get certified with Firestone and carlisle right ?
Yes, in order to even get with firestone you have to be moving massive amounts of material.

They are the most uppity circle jerk noses in the air m'fers around when it comes to their single ply.

I hate firestone's policy and if their metal flat stock wasnt so damn awesome I'd gladly tell them to F off. But god I love their metal. UnaClad for life baby. But **** Firestone on the singleply side.
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I hate firestone's policy and if their metal flat stock wasnt so damn awesome I'd gladly tell them to F off. But god I love their metal. UnaClad for life baby. But **** Firestone on the singleply side.
Try Peterson aluminum-Pac Clad. Their metal is awesome. Plastic is super easy to pull. Let me know and I can give you a contact directly so you don't have to go through a distributer.


But back on topic I agree with what you said 100%, for a number of years we did Firestone asphalt products, after a few years of saying no to giving us the single ply we went all GAF for asphalt. There is two companies in town that can do Firestone single ply, and they pitch a fit if there is even talk about anyone else getting it, and threaten to go to another manufacture. For the longest time the architects around here would spec everything Firestone and you would have to get others approved.

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