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New Low-Slope Roofing Product Provides a Quick, Clean and Easy Repair Solution


Ready-to-use CertainTeed® SmartFlash® EZ Patch now available for bitumen, single ply membranes, concrete, wood and metal surfaces

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – With the introduction of SmartFlash® EZ Patch, CertainTeed Corporation is making the emergency repair of low-slope roofing faster and easier than ever before. The single-component, high performance, self-terminating cold liquid applied membrane quickly patches leaks and cracks on flat and sloping surfaces.

“With SmartFlash EZ Patch, roofing repairs can be done in one easy step,” said Ralph Galvan, marketing manager for Commercial Roofing. “So contractors can spend less time on the jobsite and eliminate the need to travel with multiple repair supplies.”

The UV-stable, pre-saturated self-adhering product is made of one part urethane and is fleece-reinforced. Each package contains latex gloves and a pre-saturated fleece patch, measuring approximately 16 inches by 10 ½ inches, that can be used on bitumen, single ply membranes, concrete, wood and metal roofing surfaces. The quick application process is odor-free and eliminates the need for additional tools, primer and solvent. Once finished, there is no leftover material to clean up and the roof is rainproof in only one hour, and completely cured in 48 hours.

SmartFlash EZ Patch is part of the SmartFlash family of products. SmartFlash membranes form full closure to irregular flashings and penetrations of every imaginable shape, eliminating the need for pitch pockets. When cured, SmartFlash virtually becomes part of the substrate and can be used to form watertight flashings at joints, parapets, walls and other penetrations. The product also provides excellent resistance to tearing, puncture, high winds, structural movement and routine foot traffic.

For more information about SmartFlash EZ Patch and the entire line of CertainTeed commercial roofing products, visit

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For six consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2013.