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5 Money-Saving Roofing Products: 2018

May 31, 2018

Find out the top 5 money-saving roofing product winners featured by the BUILDINGS editorial staff for 2018.

Skimping on your roofing needs has detrimental effects that trickle down to every other area of your facility, including impacting your bottom dollar.

BUILDINGS 2018: Money-Saving Products awards shines a light on some exceptional roofing material solutions.

Winners include a: multilayer single-ply roofing system designed to reduce common failure points; panels that ensure consistent water drainage; system that eliminates the need for flashing plies; sheathing that needs fewer fasteners per square foot; and the industry’s first PVC peel-and-stick roofing membrane.

Find award winners from these other categories: 
Energy | Envelope | HVAC | Interiors | Janitorial | Life Safety & Security | Lighting | Plumbing & Washrooms

Here are the 5 roofing product 2018 winners:

  • CLP Membrane
  • Gemini Pre-Cut Cricket
  • R-Mer Force
  • R-Tech FanFold
  • Sarnafil G 410 Self-Adhered Membrane
CLP Membrane

The CLP Membrane is a multilayer single-ply roofing system designed to reduce or eliminate common single ply failure points.

Relies on saturation rather than lamination to deliver waterproofing throughout the product, not just in layers on the top and bottom of the reinforcement scrim. Using multiple layers provides extra strength and durability.

Layering strategy eliminates the need for seams in the finished system. Useful life can be extended at least 20 more years after the warranty period, reducing its lifecycle cost and landfill fees from tear-offs.

Company: Simon Roofing
Category: Roofing | Roofing Systems

Gemini Pre-Cut Cricket

Gemini Pre-Cut Cricket panels ensure consistent water drainage. Pre-cut and hinged to reduce installation time, lower labor costs and cut waste. 

A recent 110,000-square-foot project using Gemini pre-cut crickets required 318 fewer polyiso panels than a comparable building where Gemini wasn’t used.

The material waste on the project was 12.1% or $1,329, compared to a standard installation that results in throwing away 26.5% or $4,140 of materials. Available in slopes of 0.5 inches and 0.25 inches per foot.

Company: Atlas Roofing Corporation
Category: Roofing | Roofing Systems

R-Mer Force

R-Mer Force is a flashless metal edge system that saves installation time, labor and material costs by eliminating the need for flashing plies at the roof’s edge.

Fastens to exterior walls with aluminum anchors that protect the roof’s perimeter without requiring penetrations on the roof surface. Pre-fabricated fascia cover pieces snap onto anchors easily, completing the installation without excessive labor costs.

Thermoplastic elastomer compression seals keep surface tension balanced to avoid the oil-canning effect of other metal edge systems.

Company: Garland Co Inc, The
Category: Roofing | Roofing Systems

R-Tech FanFold

R-Tech FanFold bundles are high-performance sheathing consisting of a closed-cell, lightweight and resilient expanded polystyrene (EPS) with advanced polymeric laminate facers.

Require fewer fasteners per square foot than most roofing insulations. Less expensive than virtually every recover board. Takes 60% less time to install fanfold bundles compared to individual sheets.

Material costs are lower than wood fiber, perlite or gypsum board. On large projects, the total savings can add up to tens of thousands of dollars. Ideal in re-cover applications.

Company: Insulfoam
Category: Roofing | Insulation

Sarnafil G 410 Self-Adhered Membrane

The Sarnafil G 410 Self-Adhered Membrane is the industry’s first PVC peel-and-stick roofing membrane.

Peel back the adhesive release liner and apply the membrane to an approved substrate, where it will bond instantly. Delivers an adhered application without the additional inconvenience, expense and labor of liquid adhesives.

The VOC-free membrane doesn’t release odors, making it ideal for occupied buildings and odor-sensitive applications like schools and healthcare facilities.

Company: Sika Corporation
Category: Roofing | Roofing Systems

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