Self-Adhered Membranes – Time Trials

By May 17, 2021RoofTech
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Polyglass Time Trials for Self-Adhered Membranes

Polyglass is the largest manufacturer of self-adhered membranes in the U.S. Self-adhered roofing technology offers contractors safer, cleaner installations and significant savings in labor costs. To demonstrate these labor savings, Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. conducted a series of time trials that compare the installation times of various roof system configurations. In the time trial videos, 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.

Watch all the Time Trial Videos Here






Two-ply torch (with FASTLap) vs. 2-ply ADESO self-adhered. The 2-ply ADESO self-adhered system required one less crew member and was installed in almost 2 hours less time than the torch-applied system — a 50 percent savings in labor.






Two-ply torch (with FASTLap) vs. Stick 1 Torch 1. The Stick 1 Torch 1 system saved the five-person crew one hour and ten minutes of time — a 30 percent savings in labor.






Stick 1 Torch 1 vs. 2-ply ADESO self-adhered. The 2-ply ADESO self-adhered system required one less crew member and saved the team a total of 47 minutes in installation time.






Two-ply torch (with FASTLap) vs. Velociflex.mThe Velociflex system, which offers protection in high wind zones, saved the 5-member team about 30 percent in labor costs.

Polyglass® is committed to ‘adding value’ by producing cutting-edge products which meet or exceed the needs of our customers. Our goal is to provide a professional experience, focusing on quality products and efficient service, while meeting the objectives of our shareholders and employees. Roof Tech Sales & Associates, a family legacy, founded in 1997, Jim Gory set out to continue the tradition and utilize the extensive knowledge gleaned from an 80-year heritage in roofing. Roof Tech Sales & Associates set out to provide products and information through distribution, working directly with contractors, architects, consultants, and specifiers. We are an independent representative firm for the highest quality manufacturers in the roofing industry. Our focus is on sales, support, and customer service for our clients. In addition to marketing and sales support, we act as field consultants, provide training, product guidance, and help develop specifications for Florida.

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