The variety of "plies" on a roof indicates the number of layers, i. e. "four plies" represents a four-layer flat roofing membrane system - metal roof. BUR systems are redundant, meaning if one layer breaks down, multiple remaining layers offer instant defense. These systems likewise use great tolerance for constructing stress and resistance to thermal shock, high puncture resistance and exceptional membrane strength and strength for proven long-lasting resilience.
The key to this system is the repetitive layers - corrugated metal roofing. BUR likewise is understood for exceptional fire resistance from external flames. Reflective surfacing choices likewise are offered to use maximum membrane protection, superior puncture resistance and high resistance to foot traffic and mechanical upkeep. With basic application treatments, IKO BUR Systems offer robust security for today's structures and are readily available in conventional four-ply.
Strengthening materials also are called roofing felts or ply sheets. Roofing felts are enhanced with either glass-fiber mats or natural mats. A tested waterproofing product and appropriates for usage in picked wet proofing and waterproofing applications. Mod Bit systems include factory-fabricated layers of asphalt that are "customized," using a rubber or plastic active ingredient for increased flexibility and combined with a support for added strength and stability.
It's found in natural deposits or may be a refined item and is utilized for both road emerging and roof. Bitumen shows a thermoplastic quality when softened by heat. In customized bitumen, there are two primary modifiers used 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 a reinforcing fabric made from continuous filament yarn in an open mesh building. Mod Bit membranes are usually set up as a 2- or three-ply (multiply) system. The kind of modifier used might identify the approach of sheet installation: mopped down utilizing hot asphalt or heat welded to melt the asphalt so that it streams onto the substrate.
The membrane system may be held in place on the roofing by completely sticking the base sheet, mechanically connecting the base sheet or using ballast. High performance customized bitumen roof and waterproofing systems are rapidly installed, simple to maintain and cost efficient. Mod Bit membranes are generally hot mopped like standard BUR but likewise may be used as a torch down product.
If hot asphalt is required for other roofing operations to adhere insulation or a base sheet, it's likely more economical to hot mop the cap sheet as well. Heat welding (also described as "torch down") can vaporize surface moisture from the bonding location. Heat welding preheats and softens product, providing advantages in cold weather condition.
A range of specifically created heat welded systems are used, including 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 numerous years of security.
Roofing systems are thought about totally adhered if used straight to roofing decks or insulation (advanced roofing). From PrevENt Fire Rated Premium Sturdy Cap Sheets to Modiflex Cap and Modiflex Base Sheets, these long lasting totally adhered items will add strength and life to your roof. IKO Mechanically Attached Roof are understood for consistency and sturdiness, and include those that are secured with a fastener system straight into the structure's structural deck.
IKO Fire Rated Roof are developed to deal with extreme temperature levels and to alleviate fire. The PrevENt line of premium SBS cap sheets provides boosted performance with graphite innovation for the highest fire resistance ranking (Class A) offered in a flat roofing membrane. Graphite is used to the upper face of the reinforcement mat throughout 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 homes created to provide defense from the damaging results 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 enhanced and built to last, offering a considerable contribution towards enhancing structure energy efficiency and cost savings to the structure owner.
Offered throughout the complete line of asphalt systems, these HD membrane items consist of Fast-N-Stick, Torchflex and PrevENt membranes, as well as the brand-new environmentally friendly Carrara ArmourCool HD. Premium Heavy Responsibility Composite Systems set up like a standard cap and specialists can anticipate better "lay flat" propensities with increased overall strength. IKO Cold-Applied Roof include cold procedure adhesives that are ideal for use with vapour retarders and Modiflex Base and Cap Sheets.