Polyglass® U.S.A., Inc., a manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems, recently conducted a series of time-trials comparing the installation times for various configurations of their 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.
To conduct the time trials, Polyglass set up identical conditions for the roofing teams to apply a roofing system to a 1,000 sq.ft. 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 one involved a two-ply torch with FASTLap® vs. two-ply ADESO® self-adhered membranes. At the conclusion of the trial, the ADESO self-adhered system required one less crewmember and was installed in almost two hours less time than the torch-applied system, amounting to a labor savings of 50%.
Trial two involved a two-ply torch with FASTLap vs. 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%.
Trial three involved a Stick 1 Torch 1 roofing system vs. two-ply ADESO self-adhered membranes. In this comparison, the fully self-adhered system required one less crewmember and saved the team a total of 47 minutes in installation time.
Trial four involved a two-ply torch with FASTLap vs. the Polyglass Velociflex System 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 five-member team about 30% in labor costs.
Throughout all trials it was identified that the ADESO self-adhered systems, whether it is in a hybrid system or a full SA System, saved time in installation, which will save money for the contractor in labor cost. The end result demonstrated that Polyglass roofing systems are long-lasting durable roofing systems with superior weathering performance. Polyglass invites you to view the time trial videos on its website.