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Elastomeric Roof Coating – Can it save a replacement?

By | Polyglass

Why Recommend a Polyglass Elastomeric Roof Coating?

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Polyglass manufactures the best roof coating available. Our products are not only superior, they carry the credentials to prove it. Most other coatings available do not match our quality, our service, or our support!

Acrylic or Silicone roof coatings have been used by building owners and roofing contractors for many years, typically on low-slope commercial, industrial and residential buildings. There are many benefits to our customers by using this type of roofing technology.

Budget

Roof restoration is a lower-cost option than retrofit or replacement of an existing roof. This option extends the life of the existing roof and eliminates a costly roof tear-off and full replacement. The inconvenience and exposing the building to the elements is eliminated. It is simply, a much safer and economically beneficial approach.

The cost to coat a roof can be 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of tear-off and replacement. The savings by applying a roof coating can vary greatly depending on logistics and the location (local region or state) of the installation but will always be a more economical option than a roof replacement.

Energy Savings

Reducing heat and UV (the enemy of all roofs) lessens deterioration while preventing leaks. A reflective roof coating provides energy savings by reducing the roofs’ temperature by 30-50°F, sometimes more. Subsequently, less heat transfer into the building reduces air-conditioning costs and stress on HVAC systems, reducing maintenance or replacement needs due to the lower cooling loads. The hotter the climate, the greater the energy savings. Reducing energy use reduces air pollution and greenhouse gases. The energy cost savings often pay for the coating installation within the life expectancy of the system.

Local or state rebates or grants may be available to the building owner for the installation of these energy-saving coatings. For details of any current local programs, you can contact the Coatings Product, Management team.

Performance

Elastomeric roof coatings improve the performance of existing roof systems and enhance the building’s value. The coating improves the appearance of the building and provides full protection from the elements. Polyglass’ superior line of both Acrylic and Silicone coatings offer performance that:

  • Extends the useful life of the roof
  • Offers UV resistance, reducing thermal expansion and contraction that cause premature roofing failures
  • Are fungal and algal resistant
  • Meet, and many times, exceed the strict requirements of the associated ASTM standards for each coating technology

Relevant codes and credentials are available for these coatings making them nationally acceptable. The product datasheets list the credentials obtained for each product and can be found at polyglass.us or polyglass.ca. Warranties from 5-20 years are available.

For a direct consultation call your rep, Jim@rooftechassociates.com for details 407-342-4282.

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Polyglass Commercial Roofing Systems

By | Polyglass

Why Polyglass?

Polyglass is a leading manufacturer of modified bitumen roofing, waterproofing membranes, and roof coatings for low- and steep-slope applications. Polyglass commercial roof systems provide better protection, greater reflectivity, and outstanding labor savings. Check out the Polyglass Commercial Roofing Systems Brochure.

ADESO® Self-Adhered Membranes

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Conventional Modified Bitumen Membranes

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R & D

The Research & Development department embraces and understands the many difficulties of meeting the demands of the building and
waterproofing industries and is well equipped to meet these future challenges. Our research laboratories are equipped with cutting edge
analytical and physical testing equipment to push the boundaries in the development of novel and innovative products and technologies that
better serve our customer’s needs and expectations.

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Custom Designed Solutions

Polyglass design assistance ensures the right products are selected to best suit project requirements, saving energy, time, and labor. Polyglass versatile solutions deliver maximum roof design flexibility with a full range of product offerings, customized for project specifications.

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Project Support Services

Our team of experts assists customers from concept to completion with each phase of the project. Project support services include:

  • Roof design analysis
  • Technical services and pre-bid budget assistance
  • Project support and progress inspections

Warranty Protection

We stand behind our products with the most reliable warranties in the industry. Our warranty programs provide extended protection, assuring the optimum system performance is guaranteed. The Polyglass Contractor Program is a three-tiered program that rewards contractors for quality Polyglass roof system installations. Designed to recognize the contractor for their commitment to excellence, each tier provides unique benefits.

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Polystick XFR Fire-Resistant Self-Adhered Underlayment

By | Florida Roofing, Polyglass

Polystick ® XFR from Polyglass

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems, is pleased to announce the release of Polystick XFR, an advanced dual-purpose fire-resistant and self-adhered waterproofing underlayment that provides superior fire resistance. Where other fire-rated underlayment products struggle to strike a balance between robust fire protection and reliable waterproofing, Polystick XFR successfully combines our ADESO® and Burn-ShieldTM technologies with the highest quality materials to yield a product that excels in both areas. This product achieves UL Class A fire ratings for combustible decks while also providing long-term superior weathering performance.

Polystick® XFR is a dual-purpose fire-resistant and self-adhered waterproofing underlayment approved for applications up to 265°F. This underlayment features our patent-pending Burn-Shield Technology™, which offers fire resistance capable of achieving the highest level of fire ratings. Polystick XFR’s superior protection against fire spread and penetration resistance makes it an ideal underlayment for metal roof covering systems like steel, copper, and similar materials.

Fire Resistant Self-Adhered Roof Underlayment

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Polyglass is excited to introduce Polystick XFR, a dual-purpose fire-resistant, and self-adhered waterproofing underlayment. Many fire-rated underlayment products on the market today tout both waterproofing and fire resistance but fall short on one or the other. Polyglass combines two patented technologies to achieve the highest levels of performance in both categories. Utilizing ADESO® dual-compound self-adhered technology, Polystick XFR features an 80 mils combined elastomeric modified bitumen upper compound and an aggressive self-adhesive compound on the bottom to provide proven waterproofing protection; while Polyglass’ patent-pending Burn-Shield Technology™ offers fire resistance capable of achieving the highest level of fire ratings.

Benefits of POLYSTICK ® XFR

  • Helps achieve UL Class A for Combustible Decks using a single layer*
  • Robust 80 mils (2 mm) of waterproofing rubberized asphalt
  • Self-Adhered with split release film for ease of application
  • Fiberglass reinforced for added strength
  • Skid-resistant top surface with max 180 days exposure
  • Dedicated side lap for consistently strong seams
  • Up to 30-year warranty

Want to learn more about Polystick XFR? For direct consultation call your rep, Jim Gory for details 407-342-4282.

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Save Time & Labor – Elastoflex SA V Flashing Strips

By | Polyglass

How to Install Elastoflex SA V Flashing Strips

Elastoflex® SA V Flashing Strips are factory cut rolls of Polyglass’ Elastoflex SA V membrane featuring patented ADESO® Dual-Compound Technology. In this step-by-step video, Polyglass technical expert Enrique Rives demonstrates how to install these flashing strips.

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More About Elastoflex SA V Flashing Strips

Elastoflex SA V Flashing Strips feature a top layer of a Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) modified asphalt compound finished with a polyolefin film and a bottom layer composed of an aggressive self-adhesive compound protected by a split release film. These roofing strips are designed for new construction, re-roofing, and BUR repair applications, and can be used wherever a propane torch is undesirable or prohibited, or wherever an air and moisture barrier is required.

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Elastoflex® SA V Flashing Strips are factory cut rolls of Elastoflex SA V membrane featuring patented ADESO® Dual-Compound Technology. The Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) modified asphalt compound is applied on the top layer and an aggressive self-adhesive compound is applied on the bottom layer. Elastoflex SA V Flashing Strips are compromised of a high performance reinforced fiberglass mat for excellent dimensional stability. Elastoflex SA V Flashing Strips are finished with a polyolefin film on the top surface and a split release film protecting the adhesive on the bottom surface.

Benefits

  • Saves time and labor with easy-to-use self-adhering technology
  • Encourages safety by eliminating field fabrication on the roof
  • Compatible with multiple substrates and base plies
  • Offers excellent long-term adhesion and weathering performance
  • Features low temp flexibility and resistance to punctures and tears

Polyglass® became a leading manufacturer of modified bitumen roofing membranes in Europe in the 1960s. From there, it introduced the products and technology to the United States in 1992. Since then, Polyglass has grown to be a leading innovator in the roofing industry. If you have additional questions about installing Polyglass products, drop our technical services team a line by emailing technical@polyglass.com. For direct consultation call your rep, Jim Gory for details 407-342-4282.

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Endlap on a Fabric-Surfaced Underlayment

By | Polyglass, Uncategorized

How to Install an Endlap on a Fabric-Surfaced Underlayment

Our goal is to help you with all your installation efforts. Watch our tips from Polyglass Roofing Experts. To help ensure a proper seal, underlayment products with a polyester fabric surface require a little extra attention during installation. In this step-by-step video, Polyglass technical expert Scott Hilliard demonstrates the proper way to install an endlap detail on one of our most popular steep slope underlayment products, PolyStick® TU Plus, using an approved mastic like PG 500 or PolyPlus® 50.

When to Use This Installation Method

This installation method should be used any time the self-adhering side of a steep slope underlayment comes in contact with the fabric surface — such as an endlap, hip, ridge, or valley. In addition to steep slope applications, this method is also approved for low slope underlayment products with fabric or granule surfaces. This installation method is not necessary for underlayment products with smooth surface films (such as Polystick® MTS Plus).

If you have additional questions about installing Polyglass products, drop our technical services team a line by emailing technical@polyglass.com. If you want a direct consultation call your rep, Jim Gory for details 407-342-4282. Polyglass® became a leading manufacturer of modified bitumen roofing membranes in Europe in the 1960s. From there, it introduced the products and technology to the United States in 1992. Since then, Polyglass has grown to be a leading innovator in the roofing industry. Follow Polyglass on social media for up-to-date info and announcements.

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Protect Against High-Speed Winds with Velociflex Roofing Systems

By | Florida Roofing, Polyglass, Velociflex

Velociflex by Polyglass

Has multiple installation and assembly options and has been independently tested for high-speed wind protection up to 270 lbs per square foot.

Velociflex Features & Benefits

A Velociflex roofing system is highlighted by two plies of modified bitumen membranes. The base sheet is “loose-laid” and mechanically attached in the side laps, which allows for fast and efficient installation.

Anatomy of a Velociflex System

  • Highly Reflective ‘Kool Roof’ Options: Velociflex systems using a Polyfresko G cap sheet comply with the 2016 Title 24 Part 6 Cool Roof Requirements and are ENERGY STAR® Certified.
  • Long-Term Performance: As a redundant, multi-ply, modified bitumen roof system reinforced with high strength polyester, Velociflex is great for new roofing, re-roofing, and recovery systems.
  • Tested & Certified: UL Classified for use in Class A roofs, as listed in the latest UL “Roofing Materials and Systems Directory”, and Florida Building Code approved.
  • Watertight System: A Velociflex system acts as a temporary roof once base sheet seams are heat welded.
  • Self Venting System: The “loose-laid” base sheet reduces the chances of blistering from substrate to membrane.
  • Economical: With a base sheet fastened in the seam only, you can reduce material and labor costs.

Velociflex Brochure

Want more information on Polyglass? Follow Polyglass on social media for up-to-date info and announcements. For direct consultation call your rep, Jim Gory for details 407-342-4282.

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PolyFlash® 1C Flashing Compound

By | Polyglass

PolyFlash® 1C Flashing Compound

PolyFlash 1C is a one-component, moisture-cure white flashing compound designed for sealing various roofing and waterproofing details, including walls, curbs, vents, roof drains, pitch pans and unusually shaped penetrations. When combined with our lightweight PolyBrite Reinforcing Polyester, this flashing compound solves even the most challenging flashing needs.

PolyFlash 1C Features & Benefits

  • Strong and durable: The high-solid formulation of PolyFlash 1C provides high tensile strength and crack bridging capabilities.
  • User-friendly application: Polyflash 1C has minimal odor, and can be applied in wet conditions and across an ambient temperature range of 40° F to 122° F.
  • Outstanding weatherproofing: This flashing compound offers excellent waterproofing of <1.0 US perms and is UV-resistant when fully cured.

 

 

Want more information on Polyglass’ Coatings? Follow Polyglass on social media for up-to-date info and announcements. For direct consultation call your rep, Jim Gory for details 407-342-4282.

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Calculate the Amount of Coating Needed for a Metal Roof

By | Florida Roofing, Polyglass

Do You Need to Know How to Calculate the Amount of Coating Needed for a Metal Roof?

Polyglass has the answer! To calculate how much liquid roof coating is required for your project, you must multiple the roof’s surface area by either 1.2 or 1.3 — the number will depend on the specific roof profile.

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Not sure how to measure the roof? Polyglass technical expert Burt Roth walks through how to measure a corrugated metal roof for a coating application, in the instructional video below. Want more information on Polyglass’ Roof Coatings? Follow Polyglass on social media for up-to-date info and announcements. For direct consultation call your rep, Jim Gory for details 407-342-4282.

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PolyPlus®50 – Superior Bonding Strength

By | Polyglass

Get superior bonding strength for emergency roof repairs — even in standing water.

PolyPlus 50 premium modified wet/dry cement is a superior quality formulation for use in a wide variety of roofing systems as well as in wet/damp conditions and emergency repair situations. Watch our Tips from PolyGlass’ Roofing Expert, Henry Rives, Technical Supervisor.

Its flexibility and elasticity make it superior to standard plastic cement especially where there are moving joints. PolyPlus 50 contains special additives that enhance spreadability allowing for more linear feet applied per hour and are specially formulated to be compatible with Polyglass roofing membranes.

PolyPlus 50 premium modified wet/dry cement is a can used in a wide variety of roofing applications such as SBS roofing systems as well as various other membrane systems and even in conditions which are wet, damp, or underwater. In addition, PolyPlus 50 can be used for emergency repair as well as on shingles, BUR (Built-Up Roofing), concrete, and general damp proofing. PolyPlus 50 has a heavy, “trowel-grade” consistency which makes it ideal for flashing details, attachment of the membrane to steep slopes and parapet walls, and a variety of waterproofing repairs.

Technical Tips for PolyPlus 50

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PolyPlus®50 Benefits

  • Heavy, “trowel-grade” consistency is ideal for flashing details, attachment of the membrane to steep slopes and parapet walls, and a variety of waterproofing repairs.
  • More flexible and elastic than standard plastic cement, especially where there are moving joints
  • Easy spreadability that allows for speedier application time.
  • Specially formulated for compatibility with Polyglass roofing membranes.

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Want more information on Polyglass’ PolyPlus®50? Follow Polyglass on social media for up-to-date info and announcements. For direct consultation call your rep, Jim Gory for details. Since 1997 RTS & Associates, and Jim Gory, have been a reliable local business providing excellent service to our manufacturing lines and to the customers.

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ELASTOFLEX SA V PLUS

By | Polyglass

Flexibility, Efficiency, & Performance

Polyglass’ Elastoflex SA V Plus membrane is a self-adhered, elastomeric base ply low-slope roofing product. Elastoflex SA V Plus is ideal for job sites with limited access for special installation equipment or in situations where using a propane torch, hot asphalt, or adhesives is undesirable.

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Benefits of Elastoflex Product:

  • Premium SBS compound offers long-term weathering performance and low-temperature flexibility.
  • Reinforced fiberglass mat ensures strength and excellent dimensional stability.
  • Finished with helpful lay lines on the top surface and a split release film on the bottom surface.
  • Long-term adhesion to a variety of substrates: non-primed insulation, cover boards, and wood decks.

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Enhanced Performance = Enhanced Warranty

At Polyglass, we stand behind our products with the most reliable warranties in the industry. Enjoy an enhanced warranty when you pair any of our self-adhered cap sheets or APP and SBS torch membranes with Elastoflex SA V Plus.

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Want more information on Polyglass’ Elastoflex SA V PLUS? Follow Polyglass on social media for up-to-date info and announcements. For direct consultation call your rep, Jim Gory for details.