Hydrotech Launches New Protected Membrane Roof (PMR) Planning Guide

PMR Planning GuideAmerican Hydrotech announced the availability of the company’s Protected Membrane Roof (PMR) Planning Guide, a new resource representing more than 50 years of proven assembly experience across the globe and 35-plus years of Hydrotech’s industry knowledge. According to the company, the guide strives to educate architects, engineers, general contractors and other design professionals on the key benefits of a protected membrane roof versus a conventional roof, the technology currently available and best practices for effective installations.

A Protected Membrane Roof (PMR), sometimes referred to as an Insulated Roof Membrane Assembly (IRMA), involves reversing the conventional arrangement of roofing materials — where the membrane is installed below the insulation layer, not above, thereby protecting it from physical abuse and Mother Nature. Hydrotech’s PMR Planning Guide further explores these benefits and outlines three key areas for an effective roof installation — good design, quality materials, and experienced workmanship.

The guide provides readers with more than 50 pages of compelling content and imagery organized in easy-to-read sections that explore areas such as typical assemblies and materials, design considerations, installation and maintenance, as well as a number of other industry information and resources. The guide also takes an in-depth look at today’s environmental challenges, detailing best practices, sustainability, LEED requirements and storm water management opportunities on the roof.

“We want to do our part by sharing our extensive industry experience to educate design professionals and building owners on the benefits of PMR assemblies,” said Edward Jarger of American Hydrotech. “Selecting the right membrane is the first step in achieving a long-lasting roof assembly. Hydrotech’s Monolithic Membrane 6125 is (MM6125) is perfect for PMR assemblies, in all its configurations. MM6125 is monolithic (seamless), fully bonded to the substrate and is designed to perform in a wet environment. Combined with Dow STYROFOAM brand insulation which exhibits excellent moisture resistance, high compressive strength and superior R-value, the ballasting options are almost limitless.”

The Hydrotech PMR Assembly Planning Guide is currently available for download in PDF format free of charge at http://www.hydrotechusa.com/pmrpg or by requesting a copy via email at PMR-Guide@hydrotechusa.com.

For more information, visit www.hydrotechusa.com.