What is rhepanol FK?

Rhepanol FK is the oldest single ply roofing membrane, available for over 50 years and is currently the only single ply membrane with a full life cycle. It has been designed to be installed over bitumen roofs, and is suitable for both flat and pitched roofs.

What is single ply in roofing?

Single-ply is wide width sheeting meant for low slope roofs. Single-ply roofs have far fewer seams than asphaltic rolled roof systems and don’t require dangerous torches or hot asphalt for installation. They also come with prefabricated detailing accessories that make installation easy.

How long does a single ply roof last?

A typical single ply membrane flat roof system can be expected to achieve a service life of at least 30 years. Care should be taken to distinguish between the durability of the single ply membrane by itself, and the expected service life of the flat roof system incorporating the membrane.

What are the disadvantages of using a single ply roof membrane?

Cons of Single-Ply Membrane Roofing Single-ply membrane roofing does not have a hard-top layer to protect the synthetic rubber from dropped tools, gravel, or loose screws from being pushed into the rubber membrane. This kind of damage could create holes in the rubber and insulation and be vulnerable to leaks.

Is single ply roofing good?

A single-ply roofing system is an excellent solution for building owners looking for a material that has good durability and longevity while still being cost-effective.

What types of single ply roofing membranes are available?

The three main types of compounds used in single-ply membrane systems are:

  • Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM): a thermoset.
  • Polyvinyl chloride or polymerized vinyl chloride (PVC): a thermoplastic.
  • Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO): a thermoplastic.

What is single ply membrane made of?

synthetic polymer
Single Ply is a complete roof system. It is created from strong and flexible membranes composed predominantly of synthetic polymer. The thickness of single ply membrane is in the range 1.1mm to +2mm. Some products are homogenous, others are reinforced with glass fibre or polyester, depending on the application.

How long does a membrane roof last?

A typical commercial flat roof membrane should last on average 20-25 years before needing to be replaced. On the shorter end it could need replacing in 10 years, and on the longer end, it could last even 50 or more years.

Does EPDM have to be glued down?

While the rubber roofs are known to be durable, they also need maintained. EPDM roofs are fully adhered or as many call it glued down. The system is not attached mechanically. If you are set on a rubber roof, make sure the roofing contractor is fully trained and experienced in installing a rubber roof.

What is single ply roofing made of?

Single-ply roofing materials are either thermoset, or thermoplastic. EPDM is a thermoset while PVC and TPO are thermoplastics. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type. Thermosetting plastic can be very resistant to high temperatures, allow for flexible design options, and can be cost effective.

What is rhepanol roofing?

Rhepanol is a polyisobutilene (PIB) based roofing sheet and the only single ply membrane with an integrated polyester fleece backing, which enhances diffusion and secure fastening whilst providing additional protection against strain and movement from the substrate. Rhepanol is available in two types; Rhepanol FK and Rhepanol HG.

What is the oldest single ply roofing membrane?

Rhepanol FK is the oldest single ply roofing membrane, available for over 50 years and is currently the only single ply membrane with a full life cycle. Not only is Rhepanol long lasting, strong, waterproof and highly tear resistant, it proves to be environmentally friendly.

Can rhepanol Hg be installed on a loose laid application?

Rhepanol HG can only be installed using the loose laid application with vegetations as ballast. All Rhepanol products are installed by Western Counties Roofing Rhepanol trained and approved operatives. If you have a roofing project that requires Rhepanol FK or simply want more information contact our experts.