Driving Performance in Roofing
No roofing manufacturer better understands or is more prepared to address, the unique challenges of the automotive industry than Sika Sarnafil. Challenges such as ever-increasing risks, costs, government regulations, and being more sustainable have a major impact on the budget, resources, and, ultimately, the cost of the product for consumers.
With over 55 years of experience, Sika Sarnafil has been helping automotive customers solve their roofing problems by offering a fully customizable series of high performance thermoplastic roofing systems proven to be energy-efficient, highly resilient, and sustainable — factors that result in one of the lowest life-time ownership costs in the industry.
Addressing Your Needs
Any construction project that disrupts, delays, or shuts down production, or impacts customer experience, incurs enormous costs. That is why Sika Sarnafil offers multiple solutions from VOC/odor free products to non-penetrating roof securement systems to address every project’s specific needs relative to the building’s occupants, function, and valuable inventory inside.
Increasing Your Return on Investment
The initial installed cost, while a significant component, is only a fraction of the overall cost. The total cost of any roofing system is determined over its entire life cycle, taking into account system longevity, maintenance expenses, and disposal costs.
Return On Investment Attributes:
- System Longevity
- Membrane Reflectivity-Cooling Cost Savings
- Sika SolaRoof Systems
- Low/No Maintenance Systems
Your Challenges, Our Solutions
Leak-Free Environment: No other thermoplastic roofing membrane has a longer track record of proven performance than Sarnafil. Third-party testing agencies in both Europe and the United States agree that a “service life of 35 years of Sarnafil roofing membrane…reflects the high resistance to weathering and aging of the product when properly installed1.”
Minimal Roof Deck Penetrations: With a wide range of adhesives for both insulation and membrane securement, and our new Self-Adhered Membrane and Flashing, Sika has a variety of systems requiring little to no roof deck penetrations to build the perfect system for your buildings unique requirements. This is especially important when roofing over automotive production areas.
Specifying Sustainable Products: Sika Sarnafil’s EnergySmart Roofmembranes can help decrease cooling costs in your building while ourSika SolaRoof can help you generate energy by harnessing the power of the sun. Depending on your local codes, installing a solar roof could come with added tax incentives.
VOC/Odor Free Products: The Sarnafil Self-Adhered Membrane is the first and only Peel and Stick PVC membrane in the industry. And with the introduction of the new Self-Adhered Flashing Membrane, you can install a complete adhered roofing system without any concerns of liquid adhesive VOC’s or odors, an important factor when reroofing over automotive production and other sensitive areas.
Innovative Products for Automotive Projects:
- Textured Membrane
- Sarnafil Self-Adhered Membrane
- Sika SolaRoof System
Reuse, Reduce and Recycle: Sika Sarnafil’s “take back” program is the only program that recycles old PVC roofs back into new membrane.UL Environment also certified that Sarnafil and Sikaplan 10-foot wide membranes contain an average of 10% recycled content from pre- and post-consumer sources, the only certification in the industry.
High Foot Traffic Roofs Areas: Sarnafil Textured Membrane is the industry's first thermoplastic product with a textured surface. We also offer Sarnatred-V and Crossgrip XTRA walkway mats for high foot traffic areas.
Superior Fire Performance: Vinyl materials, such as Sika Sarnafilmembranes, are naturally fire resistant and do not continue to burn when the flame source is removed. This is important on all building types but especially crucial on automotive production facilities and any building with Solar.
Unique Roofing Needs: From assistance in writing roof specifications to the creation of custom roof details, Sika Sarnafil’s local and national representatives are there to help ensure you install the best roof for your building; and roofs are inspected at the end of installation by one of our technical representatives to ensure your roof will perform for decades.
Sarnafil G 410 SA Membrane - Portland, OR
In 2018, the industry's first and only peel-and-stick PVC roofing membrane - Sarnafil G 410 Self-Adhered - was selected to re-roof a massive truck manufacturing plant in Portland, Oregon.