Sika USA has launched its latest flat roofing innovation, a completely unique ‘peel and stick’ self-adhered single ply membrane that does not require a primer. Quick and easy to install, it also mitigates the potential risks associated with adhesives and primers, making it a trusted choice for contractors and specifiers alike.

Sustainable roofing technology for sensitive environments

Then new membrane combines Sika’s tried and tested BBA certified single ply membrane with new self-adhesive technology, researched and developed in Switzerland. The adhesive is factory installed, removing the need for on-site application.

Thanks to this new technology, the membrane does not require a primer and is free from volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Not only does this significantly speed up the installation process, it is also beneficial from a health and safety and environmental perspective, alleviating the risks for the specifier, contractor and client.The absence of VOCs means that the new system is especially well suited to sensitive environments such as hospitals, schools and other public buildings that could be in use during roofing works.

Dean Grady, Product Manager for Single Ply Membranes at Sika said: “This new roofing system was born out of listening to our customers and finding out what they really need. As market leaders it’s important to constantly reassess the market and develop new technologies to advance the installation, health and safety and sustainability of roofing products. “We’re not a company to rest on our laurels and the launch of our new self-adhered membrane proves just that. It’s an industry first that is fast and straightforward to fit faultlessly, while giving architects and clients the reassurance they need when it comes to specifying a safe and robust roofing system.”

Supplied as part of a complete system, the new membrane must be installed with SarnaTherm G insulation in order to qualify for the Sika Sarnafil guarantee.