IRE: How to Specify a Self-Adhered Membrane

David Martiny, Director of Product Management at Firestone Building Products, shares insights into what to consider when selecting a self-adhered underlayment and weathering surfaces. Contact the building professionals at Interstate Roofing for details.

From the Buildings website article:

Self-adhered roofing systems are a relatively recent development and they’ve gained popularity by eliminating the tedious process of applying adhesive and waiting for it to cure.

The lack of a pail of adhesives means there are no fumes to bother building occupants, no risk of weather conditions impacting the curing of the adhesives and a quicker installation time, which could ultimately save building owners money.

Here’s how to determine whether a self-adhered membrane is the best choice for your roof.

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Critical Roof Roles

There are two key parts of your roof that can benefit from incorporating self-adhered technology: the underlayment and the weathering layer, according to David Martiny, director of product management at Firestone Building Products. Both play important roles in keeping your roof functional.

The underlayment is used mainly as an air and vapor retarder or barrier. There is a wide range of both self-adhered and non-self-adhered underlayments to meet the unique needs of any roof, Martiny says.

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