ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS
Environmental Product Declarations (EPD’s) are a third party verified document that discloses the environmental impact of a product or system. Creating an EPD is a completely voluntary process with two main options based on how much of the products life-cycle a manufacturer choses to disclose: “Cradle to Gate” and “Cradle to Grave.” “Cradle to Grave” discloses the full circle of a product’s life and is the more comprehensive of the two.
The Sikalastic RoofPro products are the only liquid applied roofing and waterproofing systems to offer a fully disclosed “Cradle to Grave” EPD. Sika is committed to constantly improving product lines to lower environmental impact and create safer products.
Sika Fleece products (120, 140, and 170) are made from recycled plastic bottles so you can feel good knowing the roof above your head is reinforced with environmentally friendly products. Fleece reinforcement also strengthens roofs for longer lasting performance with less maintenance.
COOL ROOF INITIATIVE
All Sikalastic RoofPro and RoofCoat products come in a reflective white coating that reflects much of the sun’s light to cool buildings cooler and lower air conditioning costs. In densely populated city areas this will also help reduce the “Heat Island” affect. The US EPA defines the term "heat island" as “built up areas that are hotter than nearby rural areas” and explains: “The annual mean air temperature of a city with 1 million people or more can be 1.8–5.4°F (1–3°C) warmer than its surroundings. In the evening, the difference can be as high as 22°F (12°C).”