Commercial Roofing Glass Felt Products

     It has also been noted that while most flat roofs are waterproof by themselves and require no additional layers of protection ; real life scenarios sometimes force companies to use this type of material (in addition to tar) in order to prevent leaks and damage from reoccurring . When used on slopes it can be applied with or without an adhesive depending on how steep your roof's pitch is . But because it is made out of an organic material , glass felt tends to absorb moisture, which when mixed certain elements, can create toxic fumes; which if not properly ventilated, could then lead to illness.

     If you decide to use this type of product on a flat roof , it does come with an implied warranty from the manufacturer; but because glass felt is made out of an organic material (which can absorb moisture) ; you need to make sure that it is properly ventilate in order to avoid any potential issues.

 What are the biggest glass felt roofing products on the market? 

    The biggest types of glass felt roofing products are cold process (and hot press) laminated glass, one-ply thermobonded and solventbonded. Laminated glass is cut to the desired size in a variety of thicknesses. Hot-press laminates may be up to 1/4" thick and require only one or two layers. Solvent-bonding uses heat and pressure to fuse sheets together under resin that essentially melts them into an almost seamless sheet with greater impact resistance than traditional unfused Glass Felt.
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     Thermobonded Glass Fiber Felt consists of fibers fused together during the manufacturing process by using high temperature resin bonding on both sides complete with release paper, making tearout very difficult, if not impossible. Fused Glass Felt Roofing Felt is an ideal product for new construction or re-roof situations, because it will not separate even when folded in storage.

 What green environmentally friendly commercial roofing products are available? 

     Some of the environmentally green commercial roofing product are made with recycled glass, and they’re also known under the names "recycled glass felt", "crusher run", and just plain "recycled glass". Recycled fiberglass roofing materials have become a very popular choice both economically and environmentally due to the fact that it uses up recycled products otherwise destined for landfills. As fiberglass has been one of the main recyclable components used in production of auto body parts (dashboards, fenders, etc.), this market provides a constant supply of source material.

     There are two types of recycled glass used for commercial roofing maintenance products and they are cullet (from production processes) and recycled glass (typically bottle glass). Cullet is the raw material obtained as a by-product from the manufacturing of fiberglass insulation. Used cullet has been sorted, cooled, washed and is ready for research. Cullet can contain many contaminants such as paper labels that must be separated. Bottle glass may have other inorganic contaminants such as sand, dirt or metal resulting from the recycling process. Glass shavings are melted at high temperatures together with resin to produce one-ply or laminated sheets of suitable thicknesses for roofing applications. The sheets are fitted together using an adhesive tape along their edges to obtain waterproof areas more resistant to hail impact as well as long-lasting and durable
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      The technology used in the manufacture of glass felt roofing products is similar to that found in everyday life, and its use dates back thousands of years. Many ancient cultures left their mark on history through amazing buildings constructed from stone blocks that were carried with extreme precision over huge distances using ropes made from fiberglass. Glass has always been a versatile material, and today it can be recycled into many different consumer products. If you have any questions regarding these or other types of materials please contact your local dealer or us directly. Learn about Commercial Roofing Liquid Applied Membranes.