IS TPO WORTH THE RISK?

SIKAPLAN (PVC) VS. TPO

Why Sikaplan Over TPO?

Sikaplan is PVC Performance at a TPO price! With all of the performance related issues with TPO membranes as well as others noted below, why take a chance? Get BETTER performance for the same price from the world’s most trusted PVC manufacturer, Sika Sarnafil.

TPO IS:

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UNPROVEN

20+ years later and TPO manufacturers still continue to modify their formulations to try and achieve the required level of performance. Especially in hot climates and high UV conditions.

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WATER ABSORPTION RISK

Need to seal all cut membrane edges (including factory cut edges) to prevent water absorption.

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WATERTIGHTNESS CHALLENGES

Lack of visual “bleed out” during seam welding and the need to wait 30 minutes to probe the seam makes water tightness quality control challenges.

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REPAIR PROBLEMS

Aged membranes surface can be difficult to re-weld and/or patch.

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FIRE RESISTANCE SHORTCOMINGS

Fire-resistant TPO membranes continue to burn after the flame is removed during burn tests.

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DETAILING CONCERNS

TPO membranes are stiff making workability insituations such as detailing, cold weather or thickermembranes a potential problem for waterightness.

SIKAPLAN IS:

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PROVEN

Over 35+ years of performance history from Sika, the creators of Sarnafil and the world leader in producing thermoplastic roof membranes.

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NO RISK

No edge sealant needed to prevent water absorption.

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WATERTIGHT

Distinct “bleed out” during seam welding and the ability to probe the seam immediately makes water tightness quality control easier.

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EASY REPAIRS

Ability to repair the aged membrane with new membrane, not an issue.

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SUPERIOR FIRE RESISTANCE

PVC membrane is inherently fire resistant and does not continue to burn once a flame is removed.

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DETAILING EASE

Sikaplan PVC is flexible and makes detailing easy, even in cold weather or with thicker membranes.