Durability: Investing into highly durable roofing systems that have stood the test of time – saving energy and resources as well as cost over the life time of a building.

Sika roofing long life expectancy proven over time: some references

  • Persoucio, Switzerland: 42 years of service - installed in 1967 with Sarnafil G410 12
  • First United Methodist Church, Gilford, New Hampshire, UK:  36 years of service - installed in 1976
  • Beer brewery, Memmingen, Germany: 34 years of service -Sarnafil S 327-12 - installed in 1978
  • Brookshire Grocery Company, Tyler, Texas/USA:  32 years of service - installed in 1980
  • Australian Institute of Sport AIS Arena Canberra, Australia. 32 years service - installed in 1980
  • Pitman Company facilities in Woburn, MA, USA:  32 years of service - installed 1978, replaced with another Sika Sarnafil system in 2010
  • Saddle Dome Calgary, Canada: 30 years of service - Sarnafil G 410-12 / installed in 1982
  • Winthrop Elementary School, Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA: 31 years of service - installed in 1981
  • North Thurston High School, Lacy, Washington, USA: 29 years of service - installed in 1983
  • Filtration Group LLC, Joliet, Illinois, USA: 28 years of service - installed in 1984
  • Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: 28 years of service - installed in 1986
  • Festivalhouse ("Festspielhaus") in Bregenz, Austria:  27 years of service - Sarnafil S 327-12 - installed in 1987
  • Romanow Container, Westwood, Massachusetts, USA: 24 years of service - installed in 1988
  • One Capital Center, Boise, Idaho, USA: 24 years of service - installed in 1988
  • St. Lukes Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA: 19 years of service - installed in 1993

Sika Sustainable Roofing Solutions

Sika Roofing Solutions contribute to a sustainable future, some advantages:

Energy Efficiency Solutions

  • Cradle to Gate: the LCA's (LCA = Life-Cycle Analysis) performed show that Sika thermoplastic PVC and FPO roofing systems have the lowest Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) of all of the roofing systems compared.
  • Cradle to Grave: highly reflective, mechanically fastened thermoplastic Sarnafil® membranes provide energy savings during the use phase. Furthermore, the roof build-up can be dismantled and recycled at the end-of-life.
  • Cradle to Grave: Sika green roofing systems combine a relative low Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) from the raw material and production phase with additional benefits in the use phase, including reducing the energy consumption and the urban heat island effect.

Resource Efficiency Solutions

  • Sika thermoplastic PVC and FPO membranes use fewer resources than competitive technologies – in fact replacing mass by technology, thereby providing much higher performance per mm of the waterproofing layer.
  • SikaRoof® MTC liquid applied membranes provide a new life to existing roof structures and upon reaching the life term of MTC systems (with a simple recoating), therefore reducing the resource demand for refurbishment.

Climate protection solutions

  • Cradle to Gate: the LCA's performed show that Sika thermoplastic PVC and FPO roofing systems have the lowest Global Warming Potential (GWP) of all of the roofing systems compared. This means a reduced Carbon Footprint for a solution that is here to last.
  • Cradle to Grave: the best performance with regard to GWP is achieved by a high-quality Sika solution that has a superior service life. Fewer replacements of the roofing system being required over time means saving costs as well as reducing the Carbon Footprint of your building.
  • Cradle to Grave: adding a Photovoltaic system to your roof may allow you to achieve a positive CO2 balance within a few years.

Air quality solutions

  • Cradle to Gate: Sika provides roofing systems with a low POCP – notably Sika thermoplastic PVC and FPO mechanically fastened roofing systems as well as Sika thermoplastic PVC and FPO green roofing solutions.
  • With regard to the on-site application phase, Sika has innovative VOC free and low VOC solutions. This means reducing the summer smog potential and improving the air quality.