b'faith to believe that aAandTough." Theetc., - are less expensive (whenAs noted previously, Garland modified"Strong asphalt product with aleveltensile strength of today\'s T compared toGarland)becauseprovidesgoodroofproducts. lowype ofstrainenergyweathersVI fiberglass felt is obviouslythey cut quality and c corners.Whilegsome of its utdisagreein with equally as wellcoal tar, sincequite superior to the old 15As a roofingcontractor familiarconclusions and logic, it is still aslb. isri eciatedpresto thw ter\'s knowledge, noOrganicragfelt.Per ASTMwith those products, and havingappr that the Garland modified asphalt can cold02178, Type VIlass feltsbeena longtimem ofident h w tten with his comflow.fiberg emberasriIs Garland saying th its modi render60lbs./ inchin theMRCA\'sT&RCommittee,I ampany\'s views and opinions. at fied asphalt cold flows? We allmachine directionandcrosssatisfied any such implication isOnceagain, it isanticipated know that weathering cannot bemachine direction.15 lb.untrue and unfair. All of the abovethat n month we willit Theextvis some redp ictedbylaboratory testsorganic rag felt per ASTM 0226have quality roof systems that areof the interesting aspects about alone. Because the laboratoryhad 15 lbs./in the weak orperforming well, and o rs Tremco. inchwne contest has shown Garland\'s mem cross machine direction, andtinue to use and approve them. brane not to be as tough as the30lbs. / inchinthestrong Tamko product,are they nowmachine direction. The tensile proposing that it will have thestrength attributesof today\'s superior weathering character system is superior to the 50-istics of coal tar?year old system. 2In some fashion the Garland let B "WeatherResistant."The ter tries to compare and asso molecular structurecoal tarBRING of ciate its SBS Modified asphaltpitch is exactly the same as it productswithcoaltar.Thiswas 50 years ago. T sof hi part takes aleap of imagi the weatheristant equation giganticresnation. T molecular structurehas not changed in100 hethe last of coal tar compared to modi years. fied asphalt is very differ toCuncture Resistant." Fifty ent"Pthe extreme. For example, coalyears ago, aIace was gravesurf tar can withst ponded waterused to provideattribute. andthis conditions, but Garland\'s modi Today, gravel is still used as fiedasphalt products cannotthe surfacing material and properform nearly as well under thevides the same protection. same conditions.The Coal T system that the ar 3 Inland\'s fourth paragraph,Garland president has determined Garit is suggestedthat there areis his company\'s benchmark of four attributes that the excellentquality is at least as good today as coalrof 50 years agoit was 50 years ago. ta systems I had, but are no longer avai ableThe Garland letter states that, today. We believe this opinion"anybody can cut qua itycut Iand has minimal technical merit andcorners to achieve low price." TheELMENDORF. submit the followingconsid implication here is that the majors for eration:GAF, Firestone, Schuller, Tamko,We c lake. E shin emake compliesthe M recomonii verygl wewithRCA meet34 clu in ic ~ mendation toASTM D 62 requirements. In d g the specif ation for-tear strength as measured one E endorftear tester. That\'s aii th lm pendulum claim noman ac1u r cane.8 01heruf re makVisit us oneernet at www.certa .com or coll l-800-782-8777i th Int inteedforeecl,!: and askASTM proof.CertainT C-1; fnJ5'