Polyglass Releases Time-Trial Videos Demonstrating Time and Labor Savings with Polyglass Products

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., recently conducted a series of time-trials comparing the installation times for various configurations of the company’s products. These four time-trial videos demonstrate that by using either a full or hybrid self-adhered system, contractors can save time and money on the labor costs of installation. Self-adhered technology is not only a safer and cleaner installation but there are significant benefits for contractors and their team, according to the company.

To conduct the time trials, Polyglass set up identical conditions for the roofing teams to apply a roofing system to a 1000-square-foot panel. The videos show the step-by-step process for each roofing installation in the time trial and offer side-by-side comparisons of the results. 

Trial 1: Two-ply torch (with FASTLap) vs. 2-ply ADESO self-adhered membranes

The first time-trial involved applying a 2-ply torch-applied roofing system compared with a similar roofing system using ADESO self-adhered technology. At the conclusion of the trial, the ADESO self-adhered system required one less crew member and was installed in almost 2 hours less time than the torch-applied system, amounting to a labor savings of 50 percent. Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF8cCS3AOug  

Trial 2: Two-ply torch (with FASTLap) vs. Stick 1 Torch 1 

The second time-trial compared a 2-ply torch-applied roofing system with a Stick 1 Torch 1 roofing system—a hybrid application of ADESO self-adhered underlayment followed by a torch-applied top layer. The trial determined the Stick 1 Torch 1 system saved the five-person crew one hour and ten minutes of time, for a total labor savings of 30 percent.Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2CjNNEbomk  

Trial 3: Stick 1 Torch 1 vs. 2-ply ADESO self-adhered membranes 

For the third trial, Polyglass pitted its hybrid Stick 1 Torch 1 application against a 2-ply ADESO self-adhered roofing system. In this comparison, the fully self-adhered system required one less crew member and saved the team a total of 47 minutes in installation time. Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ0YlVS_0xM  

Trial 4: Two-ply torch (with FASTLap) vs. Velociflex System 

The fourth time trial compared the 2-ply torch-applied system with the Polyglass Velociflex roofing system—a high wind resistant system combining mechanical fastening and torch application. The Velociflex system gives you a high-performance system in high wind zones while saving the contractor time and money. In the end, the Velociflex system saved the 5-member team about 30 percent in labor costs. Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDSNitUUWJw  

Throughout all trials it was identified that the ADESO self-adhered systems, whether it involved a hybrid system or a full SA System, saved time in installation, which will save money for the contractor in labor cost.

To view the time trial videos, visit https://polyglass.us/videos/low-slope/.  

For more information, visit https://polyglass.us.

Polyglass to Showcase Self-Adhered Membranes at the 2020 IIBEC Virtual Canadian Building Enclosure Symposium

Polyglass U.S.A. Inc. will be highlighting its modified bitumen membranes, commercial roofing systems, and roof coatings at the 2020 IIBEC Virtual Canadian Building Enclosure Symposium, a cutting-edge educational program taking place September 22-24, 2020. On virtual display will be Elastoflex SA V Polar Base and Elastoflex SA P Polar Cap, Polyfresko G SA, and PolyFlash 1C.

Polyglass experts will be featuring Elastoflex SA V Polar Base and Elastoflex SA P Polar Cap at the virtual booth. Elastoflex SA V Polar Base and Elastoflex SA P Polar Cap are low-temperature membranes designed for cold weather applications in temperatures that are between 25°F – 60°F (4°C – 16°C). They are designed with unique qualities that improve efficiency and performance. Elastoflex SA V Polar Base is fiberglass-reinforced for excellent dimensional stability, and is finished with laylines for ease of application. Elastoflex SA P Polar Cap has a UV-stabilized granule surface and is polyester-reinforced for exceptional puncture and tear resistance. It also features SEALLap Ultra and FASTLap for immediate and more effective bonding of side and end lap seams, saving time and labor costs.

Also to be showcased is the Polyfresko G SA; a highly reflective, self-adhered granular surfaced APP modified bitumen roofing membrane. The membrane performs to ENERGY STAR standards for reflectivity, is a California Title 24 compliant membrane, achieves Class A fire rating, and has been tested to ensure long-term performance in the most extreme environments. Polyfresko G SA membrane is listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) with a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of 96.

PolyFlash1C is a one-component, state-of-the-art, silane modified polyurethane flashing compound designed for sealing and waterproofing roofing details, flashings, and penetrations on a wide variety of roofing systems. PolyFlash 1C has the unique ability to be applied as an immediate, but temporary emergency leak repair over wet or damp surfaces. When combined with PolyBrite reinforcing polyester fabric this product can permanently solve typical and challenging flashing needs. 

For more information, visit https://polyglass.ca/ or speak with Polyglass experts at the IIBEC 2020 Virtual Canadian Building Enclosure Symposium.

Polyglass to Showcase Self-Adhered Membranes at IIBEC 2020 Virtual Convention and Tradeshow

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., announced it will be highlighting its modified bitumen membranes, commercial roofing systems, and roof coatings at the IIBEC 2020 Virtual Convention and Tradeshow, taking place June 12-14, 2020. On virtual display will be Elastoflex SA V Plus FR, Polyfresko G SA self-adhered roofing products, and the Velociflex High Wind Resistant Roof Assembly.

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants Virtual Convention and Trade Show, or IIBEC 2020, will bring together a wide range of professionals specializing in roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall specification and design. The Polyglass virtual booth will include not only product information but also interactive elements, such as a webinar highlighting ADES) dual-compound self-adhered membranes technology. Visitors will be able to chat live with Polyglass experts and download content relevant to their needs.

Polyglass experts will be featuring the Elastoflex SA V Plus FR self-adhered, elastomeric base ply low-slope roofing product for IIBEC virtual booth visitors. The Elastoflex SA V Plus FR membrane is built with ADESO self-adhered technology and a superior reinforced fiberglass mat to ensure strength and excellent dimensional stability to the product, providing a robust membrane that resists natural forces and other factors on the rooftop. When used in conjunction with Elastoflex SA P or other approved Polyglass self-adhered cap sheet, Elastoflex SA V Plus FR provides cleaner application, improved application speed, and removes the need for torches, hot asphalt or bonding adhesives on the jobsite.

Also to be showcased is the Polyfresko G SA; a highly reflective, self-adhered granular surfaced atactic polypropylene (APP) modified bitumen roofing membrane. The Polyfresko G SA membrane performs to ENERGY STAR standards for reflectivity, is a California Title 24 compliant membrane, achieves Class A fire rating, and has been tested to ensure long-term performance in the most extreme environments. Polyfresko G SA membrane is listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) with a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of 96.

The Velociflex high wind-resistant roof assembly system provides for high speed wind protection up to 270 psf (pounds / square foot). The core of Velociflex is two or three plies of reinforced modified bitumen membranes. Suitable for new or re-roofing projects, this multi-ply system comprises of a mechanically fastened base sheet, optional interply, and a heat-welded or cold-applied cap sheet. Velociflex is ideal for both steel and concrete decks.

For more information, visit https://polyglass.us/ or speak with Polyglass experts at the IIBEC 2020 Virtual Convention and Tradeshow.

Self-Adhered Fire-Resistant Roof Underlayment

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., offers Polystick XFR, a dual-purpose fire-resistant and self-adhered waterproofing underlayment designed to provide superior fire resistance for combustible decks with metal roof coverings and other high-temperature applications.

According to the company, Polystick XFR combines ADESO and Burn-Shield technologies with the highest quality materials to yield a product that excels in providing robust fire protection and reliable waterproofing. This product achieves UL Class A fire ratings for combustible decks while also providing long-term superior weathering performance.

Utilizing ADESO Dual-Compound Self-Adhered Technology for fast, labor-saving application, Polystick XFR features an SBS (elastomeric) modified bitumen upper compound and an aggressive self-adhesive compound on the bottom. Fiberglass reinforcement provides additional strength and stability, and Polyglass’ own patent-pending Burn-Shield Technology provides superior resistance to flame spread. The end result is a penetration-resistant underlayment of unmatched quality rated to withstand temperatures up to 265 degrees Fahrenheit.

Because Polystick XFR is specifically designed for high-temperature applications, it is an ideal underlayment for metal roof covering systems like steel, copper and similar materials. It is also approved for use under asphalt shingles, mechanically attached tiles, and any other application where fire resistance is needed or desired. When used as a secondary layer above Polystick MTS PLUS, this product can be installed as part of a multi-ply underlayment system. And because Polystick XFR can be exposed for up to 180 days, contractors can use it with confidence on works in progress.

“I’m excited about Polystick XFR,” said Polyglass National Product Manager Marco Sieber, “because Polyglass is able to offer an extremely high-performance product from a fire plus water protection and labor savings perspective in a market with very few other good options for the contractor, specifier and building owner.”

For more information, please visit polyglass.us.

Polyglass Names New Director of Finance

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., announced the hire of András Kerényi as the company’s new Director of Finance. Kerényi brings with him extensive experience and education in finance and economics.

“We are proud to welcome András Kerényi to the Polyglass team,” said Scott Lelling, Director of Strategic Marketing at Polyglass. “He has the knowledge and drive to support employees across the company and help us grow our business, and he plays a valuable part in Polyglass delivering innovative roofing and waterproofing system to our customers.”

Kerényi joins Polyglass after 12 years as Controller at MAPEIHungary Kft., where he was also a critical member of the senior leadership team working on budgeting, pricing, sales reporting, negotiation, and more. Educated in the United States, U.K., and Hungary, Kerényi brings extensive experience in international business and a fresh perspective to the Polyglass team. He hopes to guide the Polyglass finance department to supporting the company’s overall goal of engaging with customers to learn about and meet their waterproofing and roofing needs.

For more information, visit Polyglass.us.

Granulated Cap Sheet Features Fire Retardant Additives

Polyglass announces Modibond G FR, an APP (plastomeric) granulated cap sheet for low-slope roofs. Featuring fire retardant additives, Modibond G FR is specially designed for heat welded applications. It is ideal for new roofing, re-roofing, re-cover, and for flashing details. Modibond G FR can be applied directly over an acceptable substrate or as part of a multi-ply system. It is classified as an acceptable option in UL Class A assemblies for a fully adhered cap sheet on a combustible deck.

According to the company, Modibond G FR incorporates a high-quality polyester mat, providing superior tear strength and puncture resistance. The quality APP compound and durable construction ensures long-term weathering performance. The top surface is granulated while the bottom surface has a factory applied burn-off film.

With a proprietary blend of APP modified bitumen that allows for superior weathering, Modibond G FR is designed to withstand severe exposure to fire and fortify against increasingly destructive wildfire seasons. In addition to meeting UL Class A assembly standards, Modibond G FR meets ASTM D6222, Type 1, Grade G standards and is FM Approved. 

For more information, visit https://polyglass.us

Enhanced Self-Adhered Membranes Reduce Installation Time and Labor Cost

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., announces the company has enhanced the performance of its self-adhered mod bit roofing membranes. Used to design durable low-slope roof systems, the upgraded membranes install faster and cleaner resulting in labor and time savings, according to the manufacturer. 

A pioneer of self-adhered roofing technology, Polyglass manufactures a full line of multi-surface membranes that do not require a torch or hot asphalt during application. With its cutting-edge ADESO Dual Compound Self-Adhered Technology, the company produces membranes with APP or SBS modified asphalt compounds with a top layer acting as the weathering surface and an aggressive self-adhered compound on the bottom layer. 

Polyglass recently added a new labor saving feature, patent-pending SEALLap Ultra, to promote instantaneous watertight side lap seams in all the Self-Adhesive Membranes. SEALLap Ultra, is a self-adhered compound applied on the side lap area to increases the bond strength and long-term adhesion of the seams. The company’s ADESO products now offer a side-lap with greater shear strength than any other assembled mod bit roof system – torch, mop, cold or other non-PG self-adhered. When compared to similar mod- bit membranes and traditional application methods.

Additionally, to reduce installation time, Polyglass developed FASTLap — a granule-free end lap that installs hassle-free. FASTLap is designed to promote watertight end laps and enables easy and safe installs.

“We are proud of the advancements made to the self-adhered products,” said Scott Lelling, director of strategic marketing. “Polyglass continues to invest in technology and discover better ways to roof, passing on savings to the roofing contractor while helping them to meet the needs of their customers.”

For more information, visit polyglass.us.

High Wind-Resistant Roofing System

Polyglass announces the new Velociflex high wind-resistant roof assembly system. Independently tested, the Velociflex system provides for high-speed wind protection up to 270 psf (pounds/square foot).

The core of Velociflex is two or three plies of reinforced modified bitumen membranes. Suitable for new or re-roofing projects, this multi-ply system comprises of a mechanically fastened base sheet, optional interply, and a heat-welded or cold-applied cap sheet. According to the manufacturer, Velociflex is ideal for both steel and concrete decks.

The self-venting Velociflex system’s “loose-laid,” mechanically attached base sheet reduces the likelihood of blistering from substrate to membrane. Attached at the seams only, it also limits material and labor costs. Plus, the watertight system acts as a temporary roof once base sheet seams are heat-welded. Fast and efficient to install, the Velociflex system dries in fast, so projects can proceed with phased construction before cap sheet installation. 

Installed with a Polyfresko G cap sheet with initial Solar Reflective Index 96, the Velociflex system complies with 2016 Title 24 Part 6 Cool Roof Requirements and is ENERGY STAR Certified. The Velociflex system is also compatible with a variety of SBS and APP cap sheets from Polyglass, including Elastoflex, Polyflex, and Elastoshield membranes.

For more information, visit polyglass.us and view the Velociflex YouTube video.

Polyglass Helps Fight Cancer With the Dolphins Cancer Challenge Partnership

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., announced that it will support the Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) for the third consecutive year. The Challenge will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on April 6. As a “Fighter Partner,” Polyglass helps the DCC raise funds for innovative cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Polyglass employees will walk, run, and bike as part of the charitable event.

“This opportunity to support the fight against cancer aligns perfectly with our values as a company,” said Scott Lelling, director of strategic marketing. “We are proud to support life-saving research that touches so many in our communities.”

The DCC is dedicated to improving lives by financially supporting cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) at the University of Miami. Since 2010, DCC participants have raised over 27.5 million dollars for the SCCC.

For more information on the DCC visit https://dolphinscancerchallenge.com/.

For more information about Polyglass, visit polyglass.us.

Redesigned High-Temp Underlayment Offers Improved Walkability, Reduced Bleed-Through

Polyglass U.S.A. Inc. announces that Polystick MU-X self-adhered, high-temperature underlayment has been redesigned. A secondary water barrier for roof coverings, Polystick MU-X features an enhanced black polypropylene film, improving membrane walkability and reducing bleed-through.

Polystick MU-X is designed especially for high-temperature environments. It is rated as temperature resistant to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and has an exposure window of 90 days for job flexibility. Polystick MU-X features a proprietary SBS modified bitumen upper compound and patented ADESO dual-compound self-adhered technology on the bottom side of the reinforcement. A split-release film on the bottom of the roll allows for ease of application. Convenient 3-inch lay lines printed on both edges allow bi-directional installation, saving time and labor. 

“We are excited about the performance improvements we have made to the Polystick MU-X underlayment,” said Polyglass CEO Natalino Zanchetta. “We made the enhancements based on customer feedback and our commitment to adding value by meeting or exceeding customer expectations and increasing customer satisfaction.” 

For more information, visit https://polyglass.us.