FiberTite Roofing vs PVC, TPO, EPDM, BUR, Modified Bitumen

FiberTite Roofing vs PVC, TPO, EPDM, BUR, Modified Bitumen

FiberTite is a unique DuPont Elvaloy (Ketone Ethylene Ester — KEE) based roofing system that was invented over a quarter century ago. Today, over 99% of FiberTite roofs ever installed are still performing. Our success can be summarized by four facts:

    FiberTite roofing membranes start with the industrys heaviest base fabric. Add to that our proprietary knit design, and youve got roofing systems with superior puncture and tear resistance. FiberTite’s proprietary formula includes the industry’s highest KEE content, allowing our roofing membranes to maintain excellent flexibility, as well as chemical and UV resistance. FiberTite single ply roofing was invented and is manufactured by Seaman Corporation, a recognized world leader in coated fabrics for over 55 years. FiberTite is the only roofing membrane that exceeds the new ASTM D6754-02 standard for Elvaloy KEE Content.

FiberTite Roofing Membrane vs. PVC — It’s the Plasticizer Migration Issue

Conventional PVC membranes rely on very high levels of liquid plasticizer to manufacture a flexible membrane. Over time, heat, UV, chemicals and other environmental contaminants extract the plasticizer to the surface of the membrane where it’s washed away by wind and rain. This plasticizer migration reduces flexibility and leaves the membrane more susceptible to damage from thermal shock, hail impact and foot traffic. Obtaining a dependable repair weld eventually becomes impossible.

Instead of relying on high levels of liquid plasticizer for flexibility during the manufacturing process, FiberTite membrane roofing uses the highest Elvaloy KEE content. KEE’s inherent excellent chemical resistance, and the high content combined with the FiberTite proprietary formula allows our single-ply roofing membrane to maintain flexibility over time. Read More | Close

FiberTite Roofing Membrane vs. TPO — No Long-Term Track Record

TPO roofing membranes were first introduced in 1992. Yet the majority of TPO manufacturers didnt enter the market until the mid- to late- 90s. And TPO continues to be in the experimental phase – all are in their second, third and in some cases fourth generation of formulations.

Because the basic formula of FiberTite membrane roofing was developed from years of experience, we got it right the first time. The FiberTite formula has never changed since its introduction over 25 years ago. Read More | Close

FiberTite Roofing Membrane vs. EPDM — Less Seam Strength, Less Energy Efficiency

EPDM is a thermoset material, which requires a mechanical seal using tape or glue. This mechanical seal becomes the weak link, and can lead to leaking and waterproof issues.

FiberTite roofing membranes are made of a thermoplastic material, and provide a molecular weld via sealing the seam with a heat source. Molecular welds are 10 times more secure than those created with a mechanical seaming process.

FiberTite, is Energy Star compliant and reduces energy costs. As an example, according to the Department of Energy, a white membrane saves $ .07 per square foot every year in ‘cloudy’ Akron, Ohio. Savings in sunnier, warmer climates can save over $ .20 per square foot. Read More | Close

FiberTite Roofing Membrane vs. Built-Up Roofing and Modified Bitumen Roofing — Potential Installation Issues, Poor Protec tion from the Elements and Energy Inefficiencies

Built-up roofing (BUR) and modified bitumen roofing systems require the construction of multiple waterproofing membrane layers. Consequently, they are subject to a number of installation errors. Combine these factors with extremely poor resistance to UV, chemical resistance, ponding water and poor energy efficiency, and what you have is an inferior roofing product. Because none of these factors are an issue with single-ply roofing membranes, they continue to take market share from asphalt roofs.

All of the protection needed for your roof is engineered into one monolithic FiberTite sheet, reducing the probability of installation error. And FiberTites high KEE polymer content provides excellent chemical resistance. In addition, FiberTite roofing membranes provide excellent puncture resistance via the industrys heaviest fabric, coupled with our proprietary knit design. More About Built-Up Roofing | More About Modified Bitumen Roofing | Close

FiberTite Roofing Membrane vs. PVC Plus Elvaloy Roofs

FiberTite exceeds all of the physical property requirements of ASTM Standard D6754-02. Perhaps even more impressive. FiberTite is the only membrane that meets the ASTM polymer content definition for Elvaloy. Simply using Elvaloy in a formula does not automatically ensure that the membrane will provide the best protection possible. Although important, Elvaloy is only one component integrated into the complex Seaman formula. Correct integration of the correct amounts of various components work together to provide the optimum formula for a long-lasting roof. Close

FiberTite is a unique DuPont Elvaloy (Ketone Ethylene Ester — KEE) based roofing system that was invented over a quarter century ago. Today, over 99% of FiberTite roofs ever installed are still performing. Our success can be summarized by four facts:

    FiberTite roofing membranes start with the industrys heaviest base fabric. Add to that our proprietary knit design, and youve got roofing systems with superior puncture and tear resistance. FiberTite’s proprietary formula includes the industry’s highest KEE content, allowing our roofing membranes to maintain excellent flexibility, as well as chemical and UV resistance. FiberTite single ply roofing was invented and is manufactured by Seaman Corporation, a recognized world leader in coated fabrics for over 55 years. FiberTite is the only roofing membrane that exceeds the new ASTM D6754-02 standard for Elvaloy KEE Content.

FiberTite Roofing Membrane vs. PVC — It’s the Plasticizer Migration Issue

FiberTite Roofing vs PVC, TPO, EPDM, BUR, Modified Bitumen

Conventional PVC membranes rely on very high levels of liquid plasticizer to manufacture a flexible membrane. Over time, heat, UV, chemicals and other environmental contaminants extract the plasticizer to the surface of the membrane where it’s washed away by wind and rain. This plasticizer migration reduces flexibility and leaves the membrane more susceptible to damage from thermal shock, hail impact and foot traffic. Obtaining a dependable repair weld eventually becomes impossible.

Instead of relying on high levels of liquid plasticizer for flexibility during the manufacturing process, FiberTite membrane roofing uses the highest Elvaloy KEE content. KEE’s inherent excellent chemical resistance, and the high content combined with the FiberTite proprietary formula allows our single-ply roofing membrane to maintain flexibility over time. Read More | Close

FiberTite Roofing Membrane vs. TPO — No Long-Term Track Record

TPO roofing membranes were first introduced in 1992. Yet the majority of TPO manufacturers didnt enter the market until the mid- to late- 90s. And TPO continues to be in the experimental phase – all are in their second, third and in some cases fourth generation of formulations.

Because the basic formula of FiberTite membrane roofing was developed from years of experience, we got it right the first time. The FiberTite formula has never changed since its introduction over 25 years ago. Read More | Close

FiberTite Roofing Membrane vs. EPDM — Less Seam Strength, Less Energy Efficiency

EPDM is a thermoset material, which requires a mechanical seal using tape or glue. This mechanical seal becomes the weak link, and can lead to leaking and waterproof issues.

FiberTite roofing membranes are made of a thermoplastic material, and provide a molecular weld via sealing the seam with a heat source. Molecular welds are 10 times more secure than those created with a mechanical seaming process.

FiberTite, is Energy Star compliant and reduces energy costs. As an example, according to the Department of Energy, a white membrane saves $ .07 per square foot every year in ‘cloudy’ Akron, Ohio. Savings in sunnier, warmer climates can save over $ .20 per square foot. Read More | Close

FiberTite Roofing Membrane vs. Built-Up Roofing and Modified Bitumen Roofing — Potential Installation Issues, Poor Protec tion from the Elements and Energy Inefficiencies

Built-up roofing (BUR) and modified bitumen roofing systems require the construction of multiple waterproofing membrane layers. Consequently, they are subject to a number of installation errors. Combine these factors with extremely poor resistance to UV, chemical resistance, ponding water and poor energy efficiency, and what you have is an inferior roofing product. Because none of these factors are an issue with single-ply roofing membranes, they continue to take market share from asphalt roofs.

All of the protection needed for your roof is engineered into one monolithic FiberTite sheet, reducing the probability of installation error. And FiberTites high KEE polymer content provides excellent chemical resistance. In addition, FiberTite roofing membranes provide excellent puncture resistance via the industrys heaviest fabric, coupled with our proprietary knit design. More About Built-Up Roofing | More About Modified Bitumen Roofing | Close

FiberTite Roofing Membrane vs. PVC Plus Elvaloy Roofs

FiberTite exceeds all of the physical property requirements of ASTM Standard D6754-02. Perhaps even more impressive. FiberTite is the only membrane that meets the ASTM polymer content definition for Elvaloy. Simply using Elvaloy in a formula does not automatically ensure that the membrane will provide the best protection possible. Although important, Elvaloy is only one component integrated into the complex Seaman formula. Correct integration of the correct amounts of various components work together to provide the optimum formula for a long-lasting roof. Close


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