What kind of project support services do you offer?

At Polyglass, we back our product offerings with expert consulting, knowledgable technical support, and unmatched customer service throughout your project. Our expert support services include roof design analysis, pre-bid budget assistance, technical services, and progress inspections throughout your project. In addition, our website offers extensive product information and educational resources, and our Polyschool course offerings offer even more detailed instruction on the best ways to install and use Polyglass products.

How is modified bitumen installed?

Polyglass SBS and APP membranes are available in a variety of installation methods to best suit your application.

SBS installation methods:

  • ADESO® Self-Adhered
  • Heat-Welded
  • Hot Mop
  • Mechanically Attached
  • Cold Applied

APP installation methods:

  • ADESO® self-adhered
  • Heat-welded or torch applied

What is the difference between APP and SBS membranes?

APP (Atactic Polypropylene) and SBS (Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene) refer to the type of substance that “modifies” the modified bitumen. In the case of an APP modified bitumen membrane, a durable plastic known as atactic polypropylene is added. In the case of SBS modified bitumen membranes, a synthetic rubber known as styrene-butadiene-styrene is added. In simple terms, you can think of APP modified bitumen as plastic asphalt and SBS modified bitumen as elastic asphalt.

What is the best elastomeric roof coating?

It depends largely on your needs. If you are looking for all-around protection with minimal maintenance, an acrylic coating may be right for you. If the building is subject to consistent extreme temperature changes or you need a single-coat application, silicone might be the better option. Talk to our team of experts for more guidance on the best type of roof coating for your needs.

How do acrylic and silicone coatings differ?

Acrylic (water-based) coatings affix well to a wide range of roof types and provide excellent protection, but they may need multiple coats and take some time to cure. Silicone coatings take less time to cure, can often be applied in one coat, and do well in extreme temperature settings — but they can lose their reflectivity over time without regular cleaning and maintenance. Talk to our experts to determine which is best for your project.

Can I earn continuing education credits?

Yes, we offer continuing education (CE) credits with the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) and The American Institute of Architects (AIA). CE credits may be earned through in-person or virtual educational courses and/or tours of our manufacturing facilities in Florida, Texas, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. Learn more about continuing education credits.

What training resources does Polyglass offer contractors?

We offer many training resources that educate and empower contractors to achieve the highest quality work for their customers. Our Polyschool program teaches roofing contractors, installers, sales, distributors, consultants, and architects the best practices for installing, estimating, and selling Polyglass commercial and residential roofing products. We also produce useful instructional videos featuring tips and demonstrations from our in-house technical experts.