One of the biggest challenges in the application of single-ply roofing systems is ensuring that all seams, curbs, and miscellaneous items are flashed-in per industry standards. Installing a water-tight single-ply roofing system is necessary to ensure a successful, long-lasting, and effective roofing experience. Seams are a fundamental part of the system,and their central purpose is to tie-in one sheet of membrane to another. The proper mating of both sheets at this connection point not only creates one uniform system,but also serves as the first line of defense to moisture infiltration.
Many warranty claims can be credited to this aspect of a single-ply system and is a very common reason for roof failure. VersiGard® Pre-Cleaned Non-Reinforced EPDM roofing membrane makes installing seams easier and ensures seam integrity in the long term –resulting in less call-backs,and a better relationship between the contractor and customer.
Here are a few benefits to installing seams on VersiGard Pre-Cleaned Non-Reinforced EPDM membranes:
- The membrane is pre-cleaned to remove mica dust, therefore eliminating the need to clean the seam areas with Weathered Membrane Cleaner prior to the application of primer.
- Pre-cleaned EPDM allows primer to be applied with a roller.
- Versico’s Quick-Applied Tape is available on all VersiGard Pre-Cleaned Non-Reinforced EPDM membranes up to 10-feet wide,which greatly reduces the seam completion time.
The above steps will save on labor in the field, create less jobsite waste,and result in a quality-controlled installation. Please reach out to your local Versico Representative for more information about our VersiGard Pre-Cleaned Non-Reinforced EPDM products.
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