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Easy Work with IKO's New Pro Additions to Self-Adhesive Systems

24 Jul 2018

Easy Work with IKO’s New Pro Additions to Self-Adhesive System 

Two additional products have recently been launched to complete the IKO easyseal Self-Adhesive system from IKO PLC. The built-up felt system is ideal for domestic flat roofs such as dormer windows, garages and extensions (new build or refurbishment) as well as bigger projects. It’s quick and easy to install, consisting of three self-adhesive components with variations to suit independent roofing contractors and more general builders: a 16m or 8m Underlay, 8m or 6m Top Sheet and a 15m Vapour Control Layer (VCL). The vapour barrier layer is designed to be used in warm-roof systems on kitchens and bathrooms (where a high resistance to water vapour rising from the dwelling is required), to protect the insulation.

Clean and easy to handle, the backing for each layer simply strips away and can be installed quickly as a self-adhesive, totally flame-free system. For smaller projects or those who don’t have specialist skills, there’s no need for hot bitumen or gas torches. However, new options have been developed in response to demand from contractors who want to use the system with torch-on cap sheets, for a professional finish on larger projects.

The new IKO easyseal Pro Cap Sheet is a high-performance SBS self-adhesive cap sheet incorporating Graphite Firewall Technology and consisting of a polyester base with a black mineral surface. It has a hot-air welded head/end lap and a 100mm plain seveledge for lap jointing.

The new IKO easyseal Universal Underlay is an elastomeric underlay, polyester-reinforced for greater durability, with a fine mineral surface, designed to receive a torch-on cap sheet. The existing IKO easyseal underlay has a glass fibre base coated with SBS-modified bitumen, so this new addition allows professionals more versatility. The IKO easyseal Universal Underlay can also be used as the first layer within un-insulated torch-on roofing systems, isolating combustible substrates to reduce the risk of fire when using a gas torch.

IKO easyseal is BBA-approved (Cert. No. 02/3916), with a life expectancy of over 20 years when installed as a 2- or 3-layer system.

Our focus at IKO is on making it simpler, quicker, easier and safer to complete a project with or without specialist skills. We aim to make installation as easy and ‘fool-proof’ as possible, while offering contractors and their customers more choice, with no compromise on quality, performance or durability. The IKO easyseal system delivers on all counts.

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