The number of "plies" on a roof implies the number of layers, i. e. "four plies" denotes a four-layer flat roofing membrane system - EPDM rubber roofing. BUR systems are redundant, indicating if one layer breaks down, several staying layers offer instant security. These systems likewise provide terrific tolerance for constructing stress and resistance to thermal shock, high leak resistance and outstanding membrane strength and toughness for tested long-term toughness.
The key to this system is the repetitive layers - cool roof. BUR likewise is understood for remarkable fire resistance from external flames. Reflective surfacing options also are available to provide maximum membrane protection, superior puncture resistance and high resistance to foot traffic and mechanical maintenance. With basic application procedures, IKO BUR Systems offer robust defense for today's structures and are available in conventional four-ply.
Strengthening fabrics also are called roofing felts or ply sheets. Roofing felts are enhanced with either glass-fiber mats or organic mats. A proven waterproofing material and is suitable for use in picked damp proofing and waterproofing applications. Mod Bit systems include factory-fabricated layers of asphalt that are "customized," utilizing a rubber or plastic ingredient for increased flexibility and integrated with a reinforcement for additional strength and stability.
It's found in natural deposits or might be a refined item and is utilized for both road surfacing and roofing. Bitumen displays a thermoplastic quality when softened by heat. In modified bitumen, there are 2 primary 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 material 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 type of modifier utilized may identify the approach of sheet setup: mopped down using hot asphalt or heat welded to melt the asphalt so that it streams onto the substrate.
The membrane system might be held in put on the roofing system by totally sticking the base sheet, mechanically connecting the base sheet or utilizing ballast. High performance customized bitumen roofing and waterproofing systems are rapidly installed, simple to maintain and cost effective. Mod Bit membranes are typically hot mopped like traditional BUR but likewise might be applied as a torch down product.
If hot asphalt is required for other roof operations to adhere insulation or a base sheet, it's likely more cost-effective to hot mop the cap sheet also. Heat welding (likewise referred to as "torch down") can vaporize surface moisture from the bonding area. Heat welding preheats and softens product, offering advantages in cold weather.
A variety of specifically created heat bonded systems are provided, consisting of Armourplast APP Heat Welded Cap Sheets, the PrevENt line of fire ranked cap sheets and Torchflex SBS Membranes in both base and cap sheets. Designed to minimize labor and installation time, the IKO Torchflex Roof can offer large office complex and industrial warehouses with several years of security.
Roofings are considered completely adhered if used straight to roofing system decks or insulation (Gaf roofing). From PrevENt Fire Rated Premium Heavy Responsibility Cap Sheets to Modiflex Cap and Modiflex Base Sheets, these durable completely adhered products will add strength and life to your roof. IKO Mechanically Connected Roof Systems are understood for consistency and durability, and consist of those that are protected with a fastener system directly into the structure's structural deck.
IKO Fire Rated Roofing Systems are designed to deal with extreme temperature levels and to reduce fire. The PrevENt line of premium SBS cap sheets uses improved efficiency with graphite technology for the highest fire resistance ranking (Class A) offered in a flat roofing membrane. Graphite is applied to the upper face of the support mat throughout production of the cap sheet and serves as a fire retardant by expanding rapidly when exposed to heats.
IKO Reflective and Eco Roof Systems offer reflective homes created to offer defense from the destructive impacts of the sun and ultraviolet radiation. From ArmourCool to the brand-new fire resistant Carrara ArmourCool HD, these membrane systems set up like a standard cap, are reinforced and constructed to last, providing a substantial contribution towards enhancing structure energy efficiency and expense savings to the building owner.
Offered throughout the complete line of asphalt systems, these HD membrane products include Fast-N-Stick, Torchflex and PrevENt membranes, along with the brand-new eco-friendly Carrara ArmourCool HD. Premium Heavy Task Composite Systems set up like a standard cap and professionals can expect much better "lay flat" tendencies with increased general strength. IKO Cold-Applied Roof Systems include cold procedure adhesives that are ideal for use with vapour retarders and Modiflex Base and Cap Sheets.