CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP), formerly part of W.R. Grace, is pleased to announce that its flagship product, Ice & Water Shield® self-adhered roofing underlayment and latest residential building envelope innovation, Vycor ® enV-S™ self-adhered weather resistive barrier, were used in the renovation of the This Old House ® Arts & Crafts project airing now on PBS (check local listings). "We are proud to work with the This Old House crew on another unique home project," said Sonya Santos, Director of Marketing for GCP's Residential Building Materials business. "It is one of our greatest honors to have our Ice & Water Shield®, which has been trusted for nearly 40 years, used by such a highly trusted brand and team of respected home renovation experts." The new This Old House ® episodes feature the renovation of an Arts & Crafts home in Arlington, Massachusetts. Original Grace Ice & Water Shield® was used on the roof of the Arlington home to protect it from extreme weather such as wind-driven rain and ice dams. The underlayment seals around the fasteners used to attach the shingles, which helps prevent water build up from leaking into the house. Ice & Water Shield® also sticks to the roof deck so that water may not travel under the underlayment and enter the house via a vulnerable roof deck joint. The episode that includes Ice & Water Shield® is titled "To Paint or Not to Paint," number 1507/3607 and airs on PBS beginning November 10, 2016 (check local listings). "The This Old House crew also selected our advanced weather barrier, Vycor® enV-S™, an advanced alternative to house wrap. This weather resistive barrier represents the latest in residential building science to create an air-tight, yet breathable home, and achieve the highest product performance available," said Sonya Santos.