Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. conducted a series of time trials that compare the installation times of various roof system configurations to demonstrate the time and labor savings offered by self-adhered technology.
Polyglass set up identical conditions for the roofing teams to apply a roofing system to a 1000-square-foot panel in the time trial videos. The videos show the step-by-step process for each roofing installation in the time trial and offer side-by-side comparisons of the results.
Cold applied vs Two-ply ADESO self-adhered
Two-ply self-adhered system saved over 2 hours of labor time/per 1000 square feet and over 50 percent of labor costs.
Two-ply torch (with FASTLap) vs. 2-ply ADESO self-adhered
The 2-ply ADESO self-adhered system required one less crew member and was installed in almost 2 hours less time than the torch-applied system — a 50 percent savings in labor.
Two-ply torch (with FASTLap) vs. Stick 1 Torch 1
The Stick 1 Torch 1 system saved the five-person crew one hour and ten minutes — a 30 percent savings in labor.
Stick 1 Torch 1 vs. 2-ply ADESO self-adhered
The 2-ply ADESO self-adhered system required one less crew member and saved the team a total of 47 minutes in installation time.
Two-ply torch (with FASTLap) vs. Velociflex
The Velociflex system, which offers protection in high wind zones, saved the 5-member team about 30 percent labor costs.