Polyglass and Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing of Hawaii Celebrate Best-In-Class Award from ARMA in the 2024 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Award Program

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of building envelope and waterproofing solutions, is honored to be a part of the ARMA 2024 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards as the manufacturer on the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu project, completed by Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc.

The prestigious ARMA Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Award acknowledges outstanding asphalt roofing projects on both steep and low slope throughout North America. The competition has evolved into a comprehensive industry-wide event, encompassing a diverse range of asphalt roofing systems.  Winners are required to showcase exceptional asphalt roofing expertise, intricate craftmanship, and the use of high-quality products in their individual project.

Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. was awarded Best-In-Class, in the Technical Difficulty Category, for their completion of the Kapi’olani Medical Center roofing project.  The project posed its own set of challenges, but this particular project presented hurdles that were not only unique but also rigorous.  Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing, known for its expertise in handling complex roofing projects, successfully navigated these challenges with a patient and detailed-approach and knew they could count on the quality and durability of the Polyglass suite of solutions.

The medical facility faced persistent leaks, prompting a compressive moisture scan revealing over 50% saturation across the roof system.  The complexity increased with more than 70% of the rooftop covered by mechanical equipment, including two large cooling towers requiring regular access.  Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing executed the intricate task of tearing off the existing roof system and installing a new Polyglass modified bitumen system, addressing the challenges of working around existing penetrations and equipment.

In addition to the complex roofing instillation, the limited space for mobilization prompted creative staging for material movement.  An access point on the ground floor to the 4th floor roof deck of the adjoining building, occupied by newborns, children, and new mothers, required additional insulation, and padding to minimize vibrations and noise.  A crane facilitated material loading up to the 4th floor, with subsequent hoisting to the 11th floor.

Due to the intricate work and complexity to complete the project, ARMA awarded Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii the 2024 Best-In-Class, Technical Difficulty Category, for their Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program.

“We are thrilled and honored to be a part of the exceptional team that contributed to the success of the Kapi’olani Medical Center project.  Being recognized as the manufacturer in the 2024 ARMA Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards is a testament to the innovation, durability, and reliability of Polyglass solutions.”  Said Natalino Zanchetta, President & CEO of Polyglass.  “This award reinforces our commitment to delivering innovative products that excel in challenging environments.  We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. for their outstanding work and look forward to continued collaboration with them on future projects.”

The Polyglass products Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing used in the project:

Elastoflex SA V Plus – Elastoflex SA V Plus membrane is a robust, self-adhered, elastomeric base ply low-slope roofing product manufactured using patented ADESO® dual-compound self-adhered technology, whereby a “true” Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) modified asphalt compound is applied on the top layer and an aggressive self-adhesive compound is applied on the bottom layer. Elastoflex SA V Plus is built with a high quality reinforced fiberglass mat to ensure strength and excellent dimensional stability, providing a robust membrane that resists natural forces and other factors on the rooftop.

Elastobase V – Elastobase V is a high quality Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) modified bitumen roofing membrane reinforced with a high quality fiberglass mat which provides strength and excellent dimensional stability. The proprietary SBS compound offers quality waterproofing and weathering physical properties. Elastobase V is designed for use as a base ply layer in multi-layer low-slope assemblies.

Polyflex G FR – Polyflex G FR is an Atactic Polypropylene (APP) modified bitumen roofing membrane with fire retardant additives, and reinforced with a superior non-woven polyester mat that provides flexibility and dimensional stability as well as excellent tear and puncture resistance. The premium APP compound and durable construction provides long-term weathering performance.

Polyflash 1C – PolyFlash 1C is a one-component, moisture-cure silane modified polyurethane, white flashing compound designed for sealing various roofing and waterproofing details such as walls, curbs, vents, roof drains, pitch pans and unusually shaped penetrations. When combined with PolyBrite Reinforcing Polyester, this product can easily solve typical and challenging flashing needs.

PG 100 – PG 100 is a general purpose penetrating asphalt primer used to promote adhesion prior to the application of hot-mopped, cold-applied, and self-adhesive membrane systems as well as roof cements, mastics, and asphalt-based adhesives.

About Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc.

Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing has been servicing Hawaii’s buildings for 30+ years, servicing, maintaining and replacing roofing systems across all Islands.  We have a trusted reputation in the industry, robust financial stability and experience with a wide range of roofing types and diverse clientele. Commercial Roofing is a privately held family business established and built upon our Core Values of Experience, Honesty, Reliability, Innovation and Compassion.   Over three decades of collaborate business practices have developed a culture of Quality, Safety and Customer Satisfaction.

About Polyglass

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality modified bitumen roofing and waterproofing solutions. Acquired in 2008, Polyglass is a proud member of the Mapei Group; the family owned, 4-billion-dollar global building materials industry leader. Together they represent over 130 years of combined experience in the production and support of building envelope products and solutions, with 90 manufacturing facilities spanning 35 countries on 5 continents.

Polyglass is committed to adding value by producing cutting-edge products that meet or exceed the needs of their customers. Their goal is to provide a professional experience, focusing on quality products and efficient service while meeting the objectives of our shareholders and employees.

Polyglass prides itself on innovative and quality roofing and waterproofing products that exceed the needs and expectations of its customers worldwide. This commitment is demonstrated daily by the people that work for Polyglass, where the customers’ needs always come first.  If you are interested in working with us, contact us today!

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Julie Heybroek