Published On: Wed, Feb 3rd, 2016

Sarnafil Self Adhered roofing membrane benefits installers

SA launch - Sika SarnafilRoof 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 combines 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%, saving time and money for installers and home owners, but the peel and stick application method of Sarnafil self adhered provides instant wind uplift resistance through the self adhesive backing.

Installation could not be simpler.  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 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 over 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.”

Roof aesthetics and curb appeal continues to be very important to homeowners; with its lacquer coated surface, Sarnafil Self Adhered maintains its top quality appearance for a long time.  Guarantees are also high on the decision making list and like all Sarnafil membranes Sarnafil Self Adhered comes with the company’s industry leading guarantees.  In addition the new membrane is BBA certified in excess of 40 years.

The new membrane creates a strong usp for Roof Assured by Sarnafil installers selling to the domestic market.  Feedback from events shows that homeowners value the credentials of the Sarnafil brand, so this is another opportunity to show that the global company is committed to innovation by bringing new products to market.  This makes an exciting business proposition for home improvement companies looking to add to their business portfolio and existing Roof Assured by Sarnafil installers to widen their product portfolio.