Imagine that you no longer had to worry about your flat roof – no more leaks, no more repairs, no more headaches. IB Roof provides a solution to all known flat roofing problems.
What is IB Roof?
IB roof is a single-ply polyester-reinforced CPA/PVC membrane. IB’s original design comes from Europe, where engineers of the Post-War era were faced with massive industrial and residential re-building. They had to create a roofing product that would last a long time while minimizing energy and maintenance costs. In 1978 IB Roof Systems took the original design improved it with the latest technological know-how’s and created the ultimate roofing solution for both residential and commercial/industrial flat roofing market. In fact IB’s formulation has not changed since 1979.
IB Roofing membrane features unique design, incorporation 100% virgin PVC in its formulation as well as ’50/50 equal thicknesses’ Top/Base film laminated to polyester reinforcement scrim (notice that competition’s top film thickness does not exceed 35-40%). Top film and it’s advanced formulation, is what makes IB’s membrane long-lasting, by resisting the destructive powers of U.V. rays as well chemicals and substances that are normally present on flat roofs, and cause the degradation of the roofing material, resulting in costly leaks. We have an exceptional track record installing IB Flat roofs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Roofs in Connecticut with leak-free installations on commercial and residential IB flat roofs.
IB Roof Installation Video – Hot-Air Welding
How is IB different? IB’s unique installation method
All seams and flashing details of IB flat roofing system are Hot-Air welded. This process incorporates precision welding equipment designed and produced in Switzerland – the home of world’s best watches such as Rolex, Rado and others – such equipment is widely used in civil as well as US military applications.
Hot-Air welding creates a physical bond between two separate sheets of IB roofing membrane, effectively making them on piece. Unlike chemical bonding where glues and/or other types of adhesive is used, hot-air welding eliminates the possibility that seams will come apart due to adhesive de-lamination or chemical break-down.
IB gives you a peace of mind with the Best Warranty in the industry!
IB Roof Systems is so confident in their product that it is covered by a 100% non-prorated Residential Lifetime Warranty and up-to 25-years Commercial Warranty. IB roofs installed over 25 years ago are still performing leak-free, and save their owners money in repair and maintenance as well as energy costs.
What make IB Roofs so unique?
- Long-lasting, worry-free roofing
- Complete Flat Roof-System
- Energy-Efficient Cool Roof
- Designed to withstand Ponding Water
- Easy roof repair in any weather
IB Roofs have been in service since 1978 with zero material failure. The key to such an amazing performance is the way the overlapping seams are attached. Unlike conventional roofing systems, where adhesive is the key component as well as the major flat-roof failure factor, IB’s seams are Hot-Air welded by precision Swiss-made welding equipment. Once the seam is welded and cured (which takes about 1-2 minutes), it cannot be broken without tearing the membrane. In fact IB seams are stronger than the membrane itself. Hot-air welding ensures that seams will never come apart, thus the integrity of the roofing system is consistent through-out its life-cycle.
IB Roof: a true energy efficient Cool Flat Roof!
The ever-rising energy costs may put a big dent in your budget. Air-conditioning in the summer may be just as expensive as heating in the winter. This is where IB roof really excels with its Cool Roof qualities. IB’s white membrane reflects up to 90% of solar heat. What it means for you?
On a 85-degree day, a regular black-color flat roof such as Epdm, will heat up-to 170-degrees and will transfer that heat into your house or building. IB will only go to mere 91 degrees, saving you tons of money in direct costs as well as making a small, yet important difference for the environment, as over 45% of US’ electricity is produced by Coal-burning power plants polluting our air and causing global worming. In the winter, IB roofing membrane in conjunction with the insulation will keep your place warmer as it is a Heat barrier, so you’ll be saving money year round.
IB Roof – the only 100% integrated flat roofing system on the market.
Flat roof leaks mostly occur either at the seams or around roof penetrations such as vent pipes / drains / HVAC curbs / sky-lights, etc. Most flat roofing systems fail to address these issues appropriately, and instead rely on some sort of adhesive and flashings produced by a third party, often with questionable quality.
IB Roof is the only flat roofing systems that comes complete with all flashing detail parts manufactured in house, and giving you the quality and piece of mind.
IB provides a wide range of flashings made from the same CPA/PVC material as the as their membrane, which were designed to accommodate every possible flashing detail on the roof.
Just to list a few:
Inside and Outside corners made for HVAC curbs/sky-lights/chimneys, etc.
Through-roof drains designed for commercial, residential and restaurant application. These drains can be a simple drain-liner to sophisticated aluminum body drains with over-flaw protection and a leaf/dirt guard.
A variety of vent-pipe boot flashings that come in sizes from 1″ to well over 1 foot in diameter, to accommodate for any size of ventilation or hot-stack pipes, electric posts and other roof penetrations.
Integrated PVC Air-Vents made of industrial-grade PVC were designed by IB to provide adequate roof ventilation for mechanically attached installations.
Many more standard and specialty flashings such as Through-Wall drains, Custom Scuppers, and even PVC-coated drip edge all make IB a completely integrated flat roofing system. These flashings are all welded together right to the IB roofing membrane with hot air, effectively creating as single-piece roof blanket, which is non dependent on unreliable adhesives.
Ponding water – leading cause of flat roof leaks. Not a problem for IB Roof
Ponding water is the leading cause of leaks on the flat roofs. In MA, RI and CT, as well as other parts of the US, with the old construction methods of 20th century, there are now thousands residential and commercial flat roofs exposed to leaks. Ponding water creates puddles on your roof that have no way to be drained due to short-comings of the original design and impossibility to create new drainage methods. This standing water destroys your roof by breaking the seams, saturating the insulation , and rotting the wood decking. Once water enters inside the building, it damages the structural components, ceilings and drywall, flooring, as well as electrical system. The combined costs of internal repairs due to roof leaks, may by far exceed the cost of installing a new IB roof.
While majority of roofing systems are not warranted against ponding water that occurs for more than 72 hours, since their seams cannot be permanently sealed with adhesives, IB includes explicit Ponding Water warranty with all of its roofing membranes! IB can do so because their seams – while being the WEAKEST point of other, conventional roofing systems – are actually the STRONGEST parts of IB flat roofs, and are designed to withstand constant ponding water.
Ease of Repair: IB will not Cure, and will remain weldable for decades.
If your IB roof gets some sort of damage like a falling tree or from something sharp dropped on it 5, 10 or even 20 years after it was installed, repairing it will be a breeze. All that will have to be done is a small patch welded over damaged area – it’s that simple! IB roofing material will not cure with age, it will not become brittle. IB roof can be repaired even in the sub-zero temperatures of the winter, when other roofs may not be repaired due to adhesive freezing before it is applied. IB roofs are time-tested to remain weldable for over 20 years not only in the lab environment, but in the real life. Harrisburg School district got all their schools a new IB roof over 25 years ago. While these remain leak-free, IB tech representatives went out and tested those roofs for weld-ability. The result – it is still just as elastic as it was in 1979, and no problems re-welding them.
So if you have a mechanical damage or want to add a sky-light or an HVAC unit to your roof after it was installed, your roof will not give you any troubles.
IB specialty membranes: Residential and Commercial.
IB flat roofing membranes were originally designed and tailored for the needs of commercial flat roofing market, addressing strict reliability standards. Soon it became obvious that residential flat roofing market had to be addressed a well.
IB’s white single-ply roofing membrane is great, energy efficient roof. However sometimes, architect will specify a certain color, or building design will call for heavy roof traffic. IB addresses all you needs with their custom and specialty roofing membranes while keeping their best qualities. IB carries over 6 standard colors, as well as the ability to create over 450 different custom colors for commercial and residential applications.
For residential flat roof with slight pitch, IB Traditions offers the incredible line of Architectural Shingles printed on IB membranes, giving you best of two worlds. Great looks and reliably of IB’s original design.
IB Traditions is perfect low-sloped residential roofs with 3-in-12 pitch or less. It will give your house an astonishing look with unsurpassed protection of IB’s lifetime warranty. Stop replacing your asphalt shingles roof every 10 years and dealing with annoying and expansive roof repairs. IB Traditions will outlast any roof and will keep you happy!
|If you have a deck on your roof, chances are the roofing membrane underneath that deck is leaking. IB has created a special Deck Shield Membrane, that combines the water-tightness with great look and slip-proof top on which you can walk even when it is wet. In fact, IB Deck Shield exceeds American Act for Disability’s slip-resistance requirements.|
Commercial flat roof for restaurant, deli/bakery, industrial manufacturing or even a chemical production plans where oil and grease build-up from the roof-top exhaust vents, poses a great deal of risk. Oil and grease dissolve the roofing membrane much faster than regular flat roof contaminants. Combined with acid rains, these harsh conditions greatly reduce the life expectancy of such roofs and increase your expenses as well slow down your business.
With IB ChemGuard you can relax and concentrate on you business, knowing that you roof is covered with the Best Restaurant roofing membrane. ChemGuard is designed to surpass ASTM standards and protect against such roofing hazards as animal fats, cooking grease, motor oil, gasoline, acid rain, and numerous other harsh chemicals and acids.
Eliminate lost revenue due to unexpected roof leaks and repairs with IB ChemGuard!
Final Words: IB Roof will be the last roof you’ll ever need!
IB has designed an entire roof system that will go on quickly, efficiently, and with precise accessories for vents, skylights, and more. In fact, IB can waterproof whatever roofing or decking surface you have, from surfaces around hot tubs to roof top gardens. All in all, IB is simply the Best roof around, and the one you can forget about!
Now you can calculate the cost of installing a new IB roofing system and the cost of alternative options as well as your annual energy savings with IB White roof.
The instant price quote is very accurate and will provide you with price comparison for 4 different flat roofing systems – IB Roof, Epdm black rubber, Tar & Gravel and Built-Up Roof. You will also be able to estimate annual energy cost reduction with IB’s Cool Roofing white surface.
Written by Leo - roofer with a vision. Follow Leo on Google+
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