Durability + Design
 
About  |  Subscribe  |  Advertise  |  Connect 
Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook

 

Get your FREE e-resource: The Technology of Coatings in High-Rise Structures

D+D News

Main News Page


White Roof Withstands Hail Test

Monday, February 11, 2013

More items for Building Envelope

Comment | More

LAS VEGAS—Roofing and waterproofing maker Hyload has announced that its white-roof membranes can withstand a pounding from four-inch diameter hail.

The company reports that independent testing results concluded that its Alproof and Alpsam roofing systems withstood the impact of a four-inch diameter ice ball, fired from a pneumatic launcher at an impact speed of 150 feet per second.

Hyload white roof membrane
Hyload

Hyload's Energy Star-certified white-roof membranes, Alproof and Alpsam, are recommended for commercial, industrial and institutional applications.

Wadsworth, OH-based Hyload delivered the test results during 2013 World of Concrete Feb. 4-8 in Las Vegas.

Some of the roofing materials tested were also sprayed with water to simulate more severe hailstorm conditions; testing also included a sampling of a 22-year-old roof that is still in place and performing, the company noted.

The testing was performed by New Mexico-based Jim D. Koontz & Associates Inc., according to the company.  

Hyload Systems’ Technology

Alproof is an uncoated membrane that can be laid in cold-applied adhesives or hot asphalt. Alpsam is a self-adhered membrane in a “peel and stick” configuration.

Both systems feature DuPont Elvaloy plasticizing resins, considered among the most durable and easiest to maintain in the industry, the company says.

The white-roof membranes are recommended for commercial, industrial and institutional applications.

Alproof and Alpsam are Energy Star certified and contribute to LEED credits for projects, the company adds.

The company manufactures a variety of roofing, waterproofing, flashing and green-roof systems. Hyload is owned by IKO, a 60-year-old global manufacturer and supplier of roofing products.

Hail-resistant roofing is growing in popularity. Boral Roofing of Roswell, GA, recently introduced its own Class 4 Hail Resistant Roof Tile.

More information: www.hyload.com.

   

Tagged categories: Energy Star; LEED; Roofing contractors; Roofing materials; Waterproofing

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Dumond Chemicals Inc.
LEAD STOP®
Lead Encapsulating Compound

is a thick elastomeric coating that is made to be a long lasting barrier over lead-based paint. LEAD STOP® provides a protective barrier coat that seals and locks in lead that is contained in old lead-based paints on previously painted surfaces.


Chicago Corrosion Group
Vendor-neutral corrosion consulting

What you don’t know about painting is costing you a fortune. Call today to see how CCG’s vendor-neutral, owner’s advocacy saves our clients millions.


Atlas Material Testing Technology

Helping You Put Your Products To The Test

• Outdoor Accelerated
Weathering
• Laboratory Testing
Services
• Accelerated Weathering
Instruments

www.atlas-mts.com atlas.info@ametek.com


KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Inspection Instruments

Eliminate Application Uncertainties:
• Moisture Content
• Ambient Conditions
• Surface Preparation
• Coating Thickness
Call 1-800-KTA-GAGE
(800-582-4243)


AGC Chemicals
LUMIFLON®FEVE Resins Are The Subject Of School Roof Restoration

Ideal for school roofs, LUMIFLON based coatings
can last up to 30 years
without fading, offering a low-maintenance solution
that retains color and gloss
and can be field-applied.


Keim Mineral Coatings
Historic Restoration

Mineral silicate stains, paints and finishes, historic stucco and plaster, natural stone repair and mortars, concrete repair and penetrating water repellents


Armorthane
Corrosion Coatings for Protection and Repair

Buy POLYURETHANE or POLYUREA coatings and spray surfaces for years of proven chemical resistance, water- and weather-proofing, and structural improvements.

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@durabilityanddesign.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 

© Copyright 2012-2015, Technology Publishing Co., All rights reserved