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Sika Roofing Introduces Revolutionary Solar System

Jun 01, 2017 - CANTON, Mass.

 

Sika, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes, is pleased to announce the release of the Sika SolaRoof® system, a non-penetrating, integrated solar solution for thermoplastic roofs that goes above and beyond the traditional racking system.

 

The Sika SolaRoof incorporates the proven performance of Sarnafil roof assemblies with the Sika SolarMount-1 - an innovative, non-penetrating, engineered solution for long-term securement of solar rooftop photovoltaic. Sika SolarMount-1 is a lightweight, aerodynamic mounting system for the installation of rigid PV panels on low slope Sarnafil thermoplastic roofs.

 

The Sika SolaRoof not only offers a proprietary method of attachment with the Sika SolarMount-1 mounting system, but it can be covered by a single-source warranty for up to 20 years as well. Another benefit of the Sika SolarMount-1 is its versatility. The SSM1 can be assembled in a variety of configurations, in either South or East-West orientations.

 

“The Sika SolaRoof system is one of the most innovative applications in the solar roofing arena in many years,” said Bill Bellico, Director of Marketing for Sika Roofing. “Having a non-ballasted system without the need for hundreds of penetrations in the roof is a game changer for the industry. Now building owners no longer need to worry about damage from the movement or shifting of ballasted arrays or potential leak threats from all the penetrations of a fastened system.”

 

The key component of the SolarMount-1 is the Sika SolarClick welding flange. The SolarClicks, which are made with the same formulation as Sarnafil membranes, are mounted to each support and hot-air welded to the Sarnafil membrane. They provide a large contact area, critical for uniform load distribution in order to reduce compression loads on the thermal insulation.

Since the SolarClicks are hot-air welded to the membrane, ballast is typically not required, making the Sika SolaRoof system ideal for most lightweight roof structures. And because the SolarClicks are made from the same formulation as the membranes, compatibility issues are eliminated.

 

The SolarClicks are welded directly to the membrane using standard hot-air welding equipment and do not require any roof membrane penetrations, eliminating potential leakage points and reducing maintenance. This also removes the potential for roof damage due to wind-related lateral movement that can occur in ballasted systems relying on friction.

 

To learn more about the innovative Sika SolaRoof system, please click here or call 800-576-2358. 

 

SIKA AG CORPORATE PROFILE

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and automotive industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 97 countries around the world and manufactures in over 190 factories. Its more than 17,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 5.75 billion in 2016. For more information about Sika Corporation in the U.S. including Canton, Mass., visit http://usa.sarnafil.sika.com.

 

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Sika Roofing is the world-wide leader in PVC membranes and coatings for roofing and waterproofing applications. The Sarnafil, Sikaplan and Sikalastic brands have been trusted for more than 55 years on high profile jobs all over the world in any type of climate. Our EnergySmart Roof is a light-colored, reflective membrane that meets ENERGY STAR and CRRC standards for cool roofing, helping owners to reduce building cooling costs. Sarnafil Decor Roof Systems simulate the look of standing seam metal with a PVC extruded rib, providing the watertight benefits of thermoplastic with the look of architectural metal.  Stop by our booth to find out about the other innovative products and systems we are introducing this year and how we can protect your next project.

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