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Beachwood, Ohio — Feb. 17, 2015 – Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance has a history of innovation stretching back to 1928. But it’s never been stronger than it is right now.
For this week’s International Roofing Expo, Feb. 24-26 in New Orleans, the company is introducing a number of systems and products. Here's a closer look at some of them; more information will be available at the Expo in Tremco Roofing’s two booths, #1701 and #2753.
• AlphaGuard BIO: AlphaGuard BIO is a two-component, two-coat, bio-based polyurethane fluid-applied roofing system that is closely related to Tremco's AlphaGuard MT system, a popular choice with contractors and building owners from coast to coast.
AlphaGuard BIO provides a solution to numerous roofing needs, including restoring structural concrete, BUR, MB and single-ply roofs; installations on vegetated and IRMA roofs; new construction; and even a liquid flashing membrane for new roofs.
The high bio content, low odor/VOC (> 6 g/L), and high reflectivity are sustainable benefits that customers want today, while the two-component polyurethane composition offers a fast-curing, high-performance system.
• PowerFAST Modified Bitumen System: The PowerFAST MB system starts with a high-performance modified bitumen base membrane that is mechanically attached to the structural roof deck, enabling it to withstand higher wind uplift forces than many fully adhered systems; securement options featuring barbed plates or pressure bars are specified according to local wind uplift requirements.
The base ply overlap is sealed with a fast-curing adhesive, making it watertight quickly. Final surfacing is typically a granule-surfaced MB, but several high-reflectance options are available to meet the building owner’s expectations for a high-quality roof system with a high-performance surface finish. The PowerFAST system can be installed with less labor than fully adhered MB systems typically require.
• AlphaGuard PUMA: The primary use of AlphaGuard PUMA, a high-performance, two-component, two-coat, polyurethane modified methyl methacrylate roof coating, is as a liquid flashing membrane for new roofing systems.
With an extremely fast cure time of 20 to 25 minutes and the ability to be applied in freezing temperatures, AlphaGuard PUMA is excellent for providing a durable, waterproof surface under challenging weather conditions and tight new construction schedules. AlphaGuard PUMA will be available in April.
• Permaroof GWS Roof Sealant: Permaroof GWS is a versatile sealant that repairs cracks, splits, and fractures in BUR and MB roof membranes in a single-layer application without the need for additional reinforcing fabrics.
This fast, labor-saving way to prevent moisture intrusion can also be used on joints and on concrete and metal surfaces, in combination with the recommended Tremco silicone sealant primers. Permaroof GWS is a moisture cure, one part gun-grade silicone sealant with self-leveling characteristics. It is available now.
At the International Roofing Expo, Tremco Roofing will also be exhibiting its three vegetated roofing systems, the RoofTec Roof Cleaning System. and its contractor rewards program.
Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, Tremco helps manage building life cycles for customers in education, healthcare, government, manufacturing, and many other industries. It is a division of Tremco Inc., which has been in business since 1928 and is itself part of RPM, an international leader in the construction, maintenance, and repair markets. For more information, visit www.tremcoroofing.com.