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High-Performance Flame-Free Roof Solution Reduces Safety Risks

Friday, May 1 2020

IKO ArmourStick HD® system offers the only Canadian made base sheet with double release film

BRAMPTON, Ontario (May 1, 2020) — IKO’s new ArmourStick HD® flame-free commercial membrane roofing system, explicitly tailored for projects that demand a restricted flame environment, helps decrease safety risks and speed up installation for contractors.

The ArmourStick HD system consists of ArmourStick HD-Base, ArmourStick HD-Cap and the following components depending on your specific application: IKO Protectoboard; IKOTherm Insulation; IKO Millennium Adhesive and IKO MVP.

Designed to meet the needs of building sites where an open flame should be avoided, the ArmourStick membrane system is suitable for a broad range of commercial applications. It is an outstanding choice for schools, hospitals, or government facilities where SBS-modified bitumen membrane systems are a desired roofing solution.

“We are proud to be the only Canadian manufacturer to offer a base sheet with a double release film—on top as well as on the underside,” said Akif Amin, Vice President of IKO’s Commercial Division Canada. “The split release film on the top keeps the properties of the primerless surface of the base sheet intact. This primerless surface adheres strongly to the ArmourStick HD-Cap sheet creating a firm bond and resulting in cost and labour savings for the contractor.”

Contractors can eliminate the need for propane equipment when installing the ArmourStick HD flame-free system, significantly decreasing safety risks on the job site. Additionally, the base sheet’s silicone-treated release film eases and speeds up installation. Both base and cap sheets offer a generous 3.5-inch side lap, allowing immediate sealing of the membrane, while creating a stronger and trustworthy joint. IKO’s selvage-edge technology provides excellent performance in any climate.

The ArmourStick HD membrane system is constructed of a sturdy nonwoven reinforced composite mat, strengthened with glass fiber stands and coated with SBS-blended polymers and premium asphalt. This reinforcement provides outstanding dimensional stability and resistance to elongation and puncture.

“We strive to deliver a broader range of new products for our contractors. The addition of the ArmourStick HD Membrane System provides a full, stand-alone system compatible with many existing IKO commercial roofing products and accessories,” continued Amin.

IKO produces a full suite of asphalt low slope roofing systems, including built-up roofing (BUR), cold applied, heat welded, self-adhered, and more. In addition, IKO offers building envelope and bridge deck and waterproofing membrane systems and accessories, along with wall insulation and air/vapour barrier systems.

For more information on IKO’s ArmourStick HD Peel and Stick Commercial Membrane Roofing System and IKO’s commercial roofing system solutions, visit www.iko.com/comm/.

About IKO

IKO is a worldwide leader in the roofing, waterproofing, and insulation industry for residential and commercial markets. A family-owned business established in 1951, IKO remains firmly rooted in its founding values of craftsmanship and innovation to provide best-in-class products, services, and value. Committed to a high level of vertical integration, the company also maintains its founder’s belief in the importance of controlling the raw materials used in its manufacturing process. IKO operates more than 25 manufacturing plants throughout North America and Europe. For more information on IKO and its full line of roofing product solutions, visit www.iko.com.

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