Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. recently conducted a series of time-trials comparing the installation times for various configurations of their products. These four time-trial videos demonstrate that by using either a full or hybrid self-adhered system, contractors can save time and money on the labor costs of installation. Self-adhered technology is not only a safer and cleaner installation, there are significant benefits for contractors and their team.

To conduct the time trials, Polyglass set up identical conditions for the roofing teams to apply a roofing system to a 1,000-square-foot panel. 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.

Trial 1: Two-ply torch (with FASTLap®) vs. Two-ply ADESO® self-adhered membranes

The first time-trial involved applying a two-ply torch-applied roofing system compared with a similar roofing system using ADESO self-adhered technology. At the conclusion of the trial, the ADESO self-adhered system required one less crew member and was installed in almost two hours less time than the torch-applied system, amounting to a labor savings of 50%. Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF8cCS3AOug

Trial 2: Two-ply torch (with FASTLap) vs. Stick 1 Torch 1

The second time-trial compared a two-ply torch-applied roofing system with a Stick 1 Torch 1 roofing system — a hybrid application of ADESO self-adhered underlayment followed by a torch-applied top layer. The trial determined the Stick 1 Torch 1 system saved the five-person crew one hour and 10 minutes of time, for a total labor savings of 30%.

Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2CjNNEbomk

Trial 3: Stick 1 Torch 1 vs. Two-ply ADESO self-adhered membranes

For the third trial, Polyglass pitted its hybrid Stick 1 Torch 1 application against a two-ply ADESO self-adhered roofing system. In this comparison, the fully self-adhered system required one less crew member and saved the team a total of 47 minutes in installation time.

Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ0YlVS_0xM

Trial 4: Two-ply torch (with FASTLap) vs. Velociflex System

The fourth time trial compared the two-ply torch-applied system with the Polyglass Velociflex roofing system — a high wind resistant system combining mechanical fastening and torch application. The Velociflex system gives you a high-performance system in high wind zones while saving the contractor time and money. In the end, the Velociflex system saved the five-member team about 30% in labor costs.

Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDSNitUUWJw

Throughout all trials it was identified that the ADESO self-adhered systems, whether it is in a hybrid system or a full SA System, saved time in installation, which will save money for the contractor in labor cost. The end result, Polyglass roofing systems are long-lasting durable roofing systems with superior weathering performance. View the time trial videos at https://polyglass.us/videos/low-slope/.