Last year, the team at Tecta America Zero Company, a Carlisle Authorized Applicator since 1983, were in need of a re-roof on their office and warehouse. The original roof of this 30,000 square foot facility featured coated smooth surface modified bitumen over gypsum decking. The coating was old and at the end of its life, causing leaks and other issues that needed attention. Instead of tearing off the existing roof, the Tecta America Zero team chose Carlisle’s FleeceBACK EPDM with 3” Factory Applied Tape Seam Technology, a perfect solution for a direct recover application like this one.

Tecta America Zero’s team of contractors began by power washing the existing roof surface to clean it of any loose coating. They wanted to avoid having to penetrate the existing gypsum deck with plates and fasteners, so choosing a FleeceBACK EPDM system adhered with Flexible FAST Dual Tank Adhesive allowed them to re-roof their office building without penetrating into the deck.

Carlisle’s FleeceBACK EPDM membranes are manufactured using a patented hot-melt adhesive technology to bond a fleece backing to the EPDM sheet, along with either 3” or 6” Factory Applied Tape to ensure consistent, quality seams.

The combination of Carlisle’s FleeceBACK EPDM membrane and Flexible FAST Adhesive is an economical direct recover option for occupied buildings. Adhering the FleeceBACK EPDM membrane to the existing roof surface eliminates the need for a cover board, reducing material costs by up to 40%. Additionally, a FleeceBACK EPDM system provides superior hail and puncture resistance, passing Factory Mutual’s (FM) severe hail test. Tecta America Zero Company’s office and warehouse will be protected from the elements and backed by the performance of Carlisle's FleeceBACK systems for years to come.