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What are my surfacing options?

For typical Protected Membrane Roof (PMR) applications, STYROFOAM® insulation may be surfaced with stone ballast, architecturally finished concrete pavers, a concrete topping slab, or our Garden Roof® components. Self-ballasted concrete surfaced STYROFOAM panels called Hydroguard® are also available as an option.

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