The variety of "plies" on a roof indicates the number of layers, i. e. "four plies" denotes a four-layer flat roofing membrane system - EPDM rubber roofing. BUR systems are redundant, meaning if one layer breaks down, multiple remaining layers offer immediate security. These systems likewise use terrific tolerance for constructing tension and resistance to thermal shock, high puncture resistance and exceptional membrane strength and strength for tested long-term toughness.
The key to this system is the repetitive layers - asphalt roof. BUR also is known for remarkable fire resistance from external flames. Reflective emerging options also are readily available to use maximum membrane protection, superior leak resistance and high resistance to foot traffic and mechanical upkeep. With standard application procedures, IKO BUR Systems offer robust defense for today's structures and are readily available in standard four-ply.
Reinforcing fabrics also are called roof felts or ply sheets. Roof felts are strengthened with either glass-fiber mats or natural mats. A proven waterproofing product and appropriates for use in selected moist proofing and waterproofing applications. Mod Bit systems include factory-fabricated layers of asphalt that are "modified," using a rubber or plastic active ingredient for increased versatility and combined with a reinforcement for additional strength and stability.
It's found in natural deposits or might be a refined product and is utilized for both road surfacing and roof. Bitumen displays a thermoplastic quality when softened by heat. In modified bitumen, there are 2 main modifiers utilized today: APP (atactic polypropylene) and SBS (styrene butadiene styrene). APP and SBS refer to the kind of polymers that are contributed to the asphalt.
Scrim is an enhancing fabric made from constant filament yarn in an open mesh building and construction. Mod Bit membranes are typically installed as a 2- or three-ply (multiply) system. The kind of modifier used may identify the technique of sheet installation: mopped down utilizing hot asphalt or heat bonded to melt the asphalt so that it flows onto the substrate.
The membrane system may be held in location on the roof by totally sticking the base sheet, mechanically connecting the base sheet or using ballast. High performance modified bitumen roof and waterproofing systems are rapidly installed, simple to preserve and cost efficient. Mod Bit membranes are normally hot mopped like standard BUR but also may 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 also. Heat welding (also described as "torch down") can evaporate surface area moisture from the bonding location. Heat welding preheats and softens product, offering advantages in cold weather.
A variety of specially designed heat bonded systems are provided, 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. Developed to lower labor and installation time, the IKO Torchflex Roofing System can provide large office complex and industrial storage facilities with several years of protection.
Roofs are considered completely adhered if applied straight to roofing system decks or insulation (Gaf roofing). From PrevENt Fire Rated Premium Strong Cap Sheets to Modiflex Cap and Modiflex Base Sheets, these long lasting totally adhered products will add strength and life to your roof system. IKO Mechanically Connected Roof are known for consistency and sturdiness, and include those that are protected with a fastener system directly into the building's structural deck.
IKO Fire Rated Roof are designed to handle extreme temperatures and to alleviate fire. The PrevENt line of premium SBS cap sheets provides boosted performance with graphite technology for the highest fire resistance ranking (Class A) available in a flat roofing system membrane. Graphite is applied to the upper face of the support mat during manufacturing of the cap sheet and acts as a fire retardant by broadening rapidly when exposed to heats.
IKO Reflective and Eco Roof offer reflective properties developed to supply protection from the damaging impacts of the sun and ultraviolet radiation. From ArmourCool to the new fire resistant Carrara ArmourCool HD, these membrane systems install like a basic cap, are reinforced and built to last, providing a significant contribution towards enhancing structure energy efficiency and cost savings to the building owner.
Used throughout the full line of asphalt systems, these HD membrane products consist of Fast-N-Stick, Torchflex and PrevENt membranes, along with the brand-new eco-friendly Carrara ArmourCool HD. Premium Heavy Duty Composite Systems set up like a standard cap and professionals can anticipate better "ordinary flat" tendencies with increased total strength. IKO Cold-Applied Roof include cold procedure adhesives that appropriate for use with vapour retarders and Modiflex Base and Cap Sheets.