FAQ’s About Synthetic Roofing Products
What is the difference between tech wrap synthetic roof products and why do we offer numerous products?
Is a 100 GSM 4-layer 2 side anti slip coated roof underlayment with a non-woven walking surface and anti slip deck side surface that is recommended for use with all types of roofing products/projects and all roof pitches. Tech Wrap’s non-woven walking surface is one of the most walkable synthetics in the industry in wet, damp, and moist conditions and comes with a “Limited Lifetime Warranty” and 60 days exposure. It is available in any color fabric with any color logo
Is a 110 GSM 4-layer 2 side anti slip coated roof underlayment with a non-woven walking surface that offers traction to the roof deck as well as the walking surface and is recommended for use with all applicable roofing products and all slopes from low to steep. Tech Wrap “Economy” is a step up from the RDP as its slightly heavier and offers 90 days UV protection.
Is a 120 GSM 4-layer 2 side anti-slip coated synthetic designed for tile, metal, and all slopes or pitches. Tech Wrap Comp is a heavier 2 side anti slip coated roof underlayment with a non woven walking surface for superior traction on the surface and a superior grip on the roof deck in dry and wet conditions Tech Wrap Comp is recommended for use with all roofing products/projects and on all slopes and also has 90 days UV protection.
Is a 140 GSM 4 layer 2 side anti-slip coated synthetic designed for all pitches and all coverings. It is a heavy steep slope product designed for the tougher climates and conditions with 180 days of UV protection.
Robetex, Inc has been manufacturing woven polypropylene fabrics for over 30 years and our extensive market knowledge comes from years of research ultimately determining that all market segments vary extensively in product requirements. From 15 pound felt markets in the Southeast; to the 30 pound markets in the Midwest and all across the country Tech Wrap offers a product to fit your roofing requirements.
Yes, roofers agree that the light color of Tech Wrap products hold less heat during installation, which ultimately speeds the preparation time and aids in timely completion of any roofing job. Not only is the color beneficial for installation it also reduces the heat value of attic temperatures in turn saving homeowners thousand of dollars in heating and cooling bills. The coloration of Tech Wrap is light enough to reduce surface temperature yet not so light in color the underlayment creates an uncomfortable glare or unfavorable working condition. Our synthetics are available in any color for private logo
Tech Wrap utilizes a patent pending anti slip resin coupled with a non woven walking surface that meets or exceeds comparative synthetic roofing products at a fraction of the cost. All Tech Wrap products are also one of the few products in the industry with anti slip on both sides of the product, as most synthetics have walking side only anti slip which allows the synthetic to adhere to the roof deck.
Unlike most of our competitors Tech Wrap will ship a minimum of one pallet from any of our 5 locations making purchasing our product simple and cost effective. Please check with the distributor nearest to your area or with Robetex, Inc direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions, concerns, technical data or points of interest will gladly be addressed by emailing Robetex, Inc. direct at email@example.com
Tech wrap synthetic roof underlayment will save installers 50% in labor and time expense compared to saturated felt products (#30 #15). Tech Wrap will not buckle or wrinkle during application and our anti slip properties in dry or wet conditions are the best in the industry. Using Tech Wrap eliminates blow offs which means there are few or zero call backs to the job site, which results in significant savings of time and money.
Absolutely, Imagine a 10 square roll weighing 25 pounds going up to the roof deck then being placed on the deck, rolling out at a 48” width, not having to apply chalk lines or having the product wrinkle or buckle, while resting assured the Tech Wrap will be attached permanently allowing you to quickly move onto the next roll!!!!!
Time is money, and eliminating 50% of your prep work by using Tech Wrap allows roofers to get to the job site, complete it and move on. Are you wondering if you should leave the roof exposed with the Tech Wrap? Rest assured it will be there when you come back the next day or 6 months later.
Plastic caps nails are recommended to obtain the best water seal and hold properties yet there are circumstances such as installing metal roofs where plastic cap nails are not recommended as plastic cap nails may create dimples in the metal roof therefore nails maybe used. Tech wrap synthetic roof underlayment can, and currently is, installed with the above fasteners but Robetex, inc. stresses the use of plastic cap nails and roofing nails over staples simply as a safety precaution and to ensure a sufficient seal for water/moisture penetration. If staples are used on our products, or any synthetic the staples edge will tear the fabric creating the possibility of leaks if the synthetic is left exposed. Roofers currently using staples will probably continue doing so therefore they maybe used as long as all applicable safety precautions are being utilized and keep in mind staples and/or roofing nails may not ensure a complete seal in wet conditions and will tear the fabrics therefore should be covered the same day Always practice safety and refer to local code and OSHA requirements during the use of Tech Wrap products.