The variety of "plies" on a roofing system implies the variety of layers, i. e. "4 plies" signifies a four-layer flat roof membrane system - cedar shake roof. BUR systems are redundant, indicating if one layer breaks down, several staying layers supply instant protection. These systems likewise offer great tolerance for building tension and resistance to thermal shock, high puncture resistance and impressive membrane strength and strength for tested long-term durability.
The key to this system is the repetitive layers - composition roof. BUR also is understood for superior fire resistance from external flames. Reflective emerging options also are readily available to provide maximum membrane protection, superior puncture resistance and high resistance to foot traffic and mechanical upkeep. With standard application procedures, IKO BUR Systems offer robust protection for today's structures and are available in conventional four-ply.
Enhancing materials likewise are called roof felts or ply sheets. Roof felts are strengthened with either glass-fiber mats or natural mats. A tested waterproofing material and is ideal for usage in chosen moist proofing and waterproofing applications. Mod Bit systems consist of factory-fabricated layers of asphalt that are "modified," using a rubber or plastic active ingredient for increased flexibility and integrated with a support for additional strength and stability.
It's discovered in natural deposits or might be a refined item and is utilized for both roadway appearing and roof. Bitumen displays a thermoplastic quality when softened by heat. In customized bitumen, there are two main modifiers utilized today: APP (atactic polypropylene) and SBS (styrene butadiene styrene). APP and SBS describe the kind of polymers that are contributed to the asphalt.
Scrim is an enhancing fabric made from constant filament yarn in an open mesh construction. Mod Bit membranes are generally installed as a 2- or three-ply (multiply) system. The kind of modifier utilized may determine the method of sheet installation: mopped down using hot asphalt or heat bonded to melt the asphalt so that it flows onto the substrate.
The membrane system might be kept in location on the roof by fully sticking the base sheet, mechanically attaching the base sheet or utilizing ballast. High performance customized bitumen roof and waterproofing systems are rapidly installed, easy to keep and cost effective. Mod Bit membranes are typically hot mopped like traditional BUR however also might be used as a torch down item.
If hot asphalt is needed for other roofing operations to adhere insulation or a base sheet, it's likely more economical to hot mop the cap sheet too. Heat welding (likewise described as "torch down") can vaporize surface wetness from the bonding area. Heat welding preheats and softens product, offering advantages in cold weather.
A range of specially designed heat bonded systems are offered, consisting of Armourplast APP Heat Welded Cap Sheets, the PrevENt line of fire rated cap sheets and Torchflex SBS Membranes in both base and cap sheets. Designed to lower labor and installation time, the IKO Torchflex Roof can supply big office complex and business storage facilities with numerous years of defense.
Roofings are thought about fully adhered if applied directly to roofing decks or insulation (cedar shake roof). From PrevENt Fire Rated Premium Strong Cap Sheets to Modiflex Cap and Modiflex Base Sheets, these resilient totally adhered items will add strength and life to your roof system. IKO Mechanically Attached Roof Systems are known for consistency and resilience, and include those that are secured with a fastener system directly into the structure's structural deck.
IKO Fire Rated Roof are designed to handle extreme temperatures and to reduce fire. The PrevENt line of premium SBS cap sheets provides enhanced performance with graphite innovation for the greatest fire resistance rating (Class A) available in a flat roofing system membrane. Graphite is used to the upper face of the reinforcement mat throughout production of the cap sheet and functions as a fire retardant by expanding rapidly when exposed to high temperatures.
IKO Reflective and Eco Roof deal reflective homes developed to provide protection from the destructive effects of the sun and ultraviolet radiation. From ArmourCool to the new fire resistant Carrara ArmourCool HD, these membrane systems install like a standard cap, are reinforced and developed to last, providing a significant contribution towards improving building energy efficiency and expense savings to the structure owner.
Offered throughout the full line of asphalt systems, these HD membrane products include Fast-N-Stick, Torchflex and Avoid membranes, along with the new eco-friendly Carrara ArmourCool HD. Premium Sturdy Composite Systems set up like a basic cap and professionals can expect better "lay flat" tendencies with increased general strength. IKO Cold-Applied Roof Systems include cold procedure adhesives that are suitable for use with vapour retarders and Modiflex Base and Cap Sheets.