Installing a water-tight single-ply roofing system is necessary to ensure a successful, long-lasting, and effective roofing experience. One of the biggest challenges in the application of these systems is ensuring that all seams, curbs, and miscellaneous items are flashed-in per industry standards. Of those items, seams are an integral part of the system and their central purpose is to tie-in one sheet of membrane to another. 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 attributed to this aspect of a single-ply system and is a very common reason for roof failure. Carlisle SynTec’s Sure-Seal®
EPDM Kleen Non-Reinforced 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 applicator and customer.
There are many benefits to installing seams on Sure-Seal EPDM Kleen 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.
- Three-inch and six-inch Factory-Applied Tape (FAT) is available on all Sure-Seal Kleen membranes up to 10-feet wide which greatly reduces the time needed to complete seams.
The above steps will improve productivity in the field, create less jobsite waste, and result in a quality-controlled installation. Please reach out to your local Carlisle Representative for more information about our Sure-Seal EPDM Kleen products.
For more information about EPDM products, please contact Ryan Ferguson.