Picking the Best Roofing System for Your Building
Determining which Carlisle system to install depends on a variety of conditions, but few are more important than your local climate. While all roof systems perform admirably in virtually all weather conditions, certain systems are better equipped than others for specific climates. Offering the widest variety of roofing systems, SynTec can provide a roofing solution that will meet your needs as the best system for your building.
Warranted Peace of Mind
With Carlisle, you can rest assured that you will have the best warranty protection possible. With warranties covering the repair of leaks from a variety of causes (including hail up to two inches and wind of up to 120 mph) and offering terms of up to 30 years, you can feel confi dent that your building is protected long term against an unlikely failure. You may even choose warranty options that protect against accidental puncture. The warranty process begins with a comprehensive inspection by a Carlisle fi eld service representative, providing the building owner with even greater confi dence that the roof was installed flawlessly.
With over 15 billion square feet of roofi ng materials sold, Carlisle continues to lead the industry by providing its valued customers with the most innovative products, services and warranties on the market. Whatever your roofi ng needs, Carlisle SynTec has a system– and an answer– for you.
EPDM Roofing Systems Carlisle’s signature roof system, Sure-Seal® EPDM, has established 50 years of excellence. Its reputation of low maintenance and top-notch weathering characteristics makes it toofi ng option for many climates. In northern climates especially, the original black color of our Sure-Seal membrane attracts the sun’s solar energy, leading to significant reductions in heating costs during the winter months. The EPDM membrane may also help melt snow that can pile up on your roof and lead to potential structural damage if not removed in a timely manner. Sure-White™ EPDM roof systems combine the consistent high performance of Carlisle’s EPDM with the numerous benefi ts of refl ective roofi ng membranes.* Substantial savings in air che ideal ronditioning costs is one of the many reasons Sure-White EPDM roof systems deliver an exceptional choice for buildings in southern climates. Sure-Seal EPDM roof systems offer easy installation and require no special tools or complex equipment. With innovations such as Factory-Applied Tape™ (FAT), where seam tape is applied to the membrane in the factory, and pressuresensitive accessories, the installation of a Sure-Seal EPDM system has never been easier and more effi cient. EPDM roofi ng systems are recommended in regions with mild to extreme cold temperature conditions and have excellent cold weather flexibility and hail resistance. Energy-Efficient Roofi ng It is often misconstrued within the industry that white roofs are the lone option in attaining an energy-effi cient roof system. This misconception is driven by manufacturers that produce only white roofing products and is simply not true. Although there are undeniable benefits to reflective roofi ng materials, these advantages are seen primarily in warmer climates. In colder climates white roofs increase heating costs, increase snow and ice load and increase potential for condensation problems. Dark colored membranes are more energy effi cient in colder climates where building owners typically spend 5 times more money heating their building than cooling. With an unparalleled 50 years of experience in the industry, Carlisle has proven through time that refl ective membranes are not the best solution for everyone and in fact can create problems in colder climates if not designed properly. *As the industry’s fi rst EPDM with an ENERGY STAR® qualifi cation, Sure-White EPDM has a 20-year track record of proven performance.
TPO Roofing Systems Thermoplastic polyolefin, or TPO, is the fastest-growing segment of the commercial roofing industry, and Carlisle is the leading supplier of this type of roofing. Fueling this growth is the increased use of TPO in southern climates where cooling costs significantly outweigh heating costs. Carlisle’s Sure-Weld TPO membranes are ENERGY STAR®-qualifi ed and CRRC (Cool Roof Rating Council) certified and have been directly attributed to a reduction in a building’s energy consumption by greatly diminishing the cost of air conditioning. In addition to Sure-Weld TPO, Carlisle offers Spectro-Weld™, the industry’s most reflective single-ply membrane designed for installation in conjunction with PV applications, as well as any project that benefi ts from long-term reductions in cooling costs. Spectro-Weld’s industry-leading refl ectivity and extremely smooth top surface enables the membrane to provide a whiter, more refl ective appearance for years to come.
PVC Roofi ng Systems Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a trusted membrane that has been performing admirably for decades in the European and North American markets. Another option for refl ective roofi ng, Carlisle’s Sure-Flex™ PVC membranes are ENERGY STAR qualifi ed and CRRC certifi ed and offer building owners the potential for decreased cooling costs. Sure-Flex PVC also offers excellent resistance to rooftop chemical attacks including acids, oils and greases.
TPO and PVC roofi ng systems are recommended in regions with mild to extremely hot temperature conditions due to their refl ective cool roof qualities.
FleeceBACK® Roofing Systems membranes are the ideal choice for buildings that require superior rooftop protection and long-term durability. FleeceBACK membranes feature 45-, 60- or 90-mil EPDM or 45-, 60- or 80-mil TPO membranes joined with a strong 55-mil fl eece. The combination of fl eece and Carlisle’s proven membranes create a rooftop that can withstand extreme weather conditions. Often used with the FleeceBACK systems, FAST™ Adhesive is a two-component, low-rise insulating adhesive that offers superior staying power and adds to the rooftop R-value. A FleeceBACK – FAST system provides a bond that offers superior strength and wind uplift resistance for up to 120 miles per hour. Carlisle’s new Flexible FAST Adhesive offers elongation of 150% and added puncture resistance. FleeceBACK and Flexible FAST are recommended for Roof Garden terrace or solar PV installations due to added strength and durability. For HotMopped and ColdApplied FleeceBACK systems, Carlisle offers its patented AFX fl eece. AFX offers additional protection against hot asphalt saturation, ensuring that it does not bleed through and discolor the TPO or EPDM membrane.
The importance of a properly insulated building cannot be overstated. In fact, a building that incorporates insulation into its overall roof design can substantially lower energy costs throughout the life of the roof. Because of its superior R-value and excellent energy-effi cient properties, polyisocyanurate foam (polyiso) has become the industry’s premier roofi ng insulation. Polyiso can be attached to appropriate decking materials with a variety of plates and fasteners or Carlisle’s FAST 100 adhesive and is compatible with all Carlisle roof systems. Carlisle manufactures its own polyiso in a number of production facilities strategically located throughout the United States, giving us the ability to fully satisfy the need for this increasingly popular material. Carlisle also manufactures tapered polyiso to accommodate specifi c designs that require additional slope to rooftop drains. In addition to polyiso, Carlisle offers a full line of other insulations, including extruded and expanded polystyrene, fiberboard, gypsum and high-density half-inch polyiso cover boards to meet any roofi ng need.