Roof Assured by Sarnafil installers can now benefit from the new, Self Adhered, single ply roofing membrane that has been added to the wide portfolio of premium products from the global Sika Sarnafil brand.
The Self Adhered hot air weldable roof membrane is said to combine all the high performance, traditional features of the Sarnafil membrane with fast and easy installation thanks to a strong self-adhered attachment method.
Not only does it mean that installation times can be cut by up to 50% according to Sarnafil, saving time and money for installers and home owners, but the peel and stick application method of Sarnafil Self Adhered is said to provide instant wind uplift resistance through the self-adhesive backing.
Installation ‘could not be simpler’ according to Sarnafil: Just a case of align, peel, stick and seal. The membrane is rolled out and aligned, the release liner peeled off and using a brush or squeegee, to prevent blisters, the membrane is adhered to the substrate. During pre-launch trials, registered contractors are said to have noted the easier application and the advantage of not having to open, stir and apply adhesives on site.
Roof Assured installer, Kevin Hodge, managing director of County Flat Roofing, Weston Super Mare, has more than 20 years’ experience installing the Sarnafil membrane on commercial and domestic projects. He used Sarnafil Self Adhered for the first time on a recent, complex roofing installation in Hereford. His feedback was very positive: “This has been an exciting project. It has allowed us to benefit from the versatility of the Sarnafil membrane to work closely with the homeowner to design and develop solutions throughout the membrane installation. This is one of our first installations using the new self-adhesive Sarnafil membrane, developed by Sika Sarnafil in Switzerland. The ease of application, flexibility and accessibility of the new membrane has allowed us scope to meet the complexities of this unusual roof design.”
With its lacquer coated surface, Sarnafil Self Adhered maintains its top quality appearance for a long time and comes with the company’s ‘industry leading’ guarantees. In addition, the new membrane is aslo BBA certified in excess of 40 years.