American Hydrotech has announced the availability of their “Protected Membrane Roof (PMR) Planning Guide,” a resource representing more than 50 years of assembly experience across the globe and 35+ years of Hydrotech’s industry knowledge. The guide strives to educate architects, engineers, general contractors and other design professionals on the key benefits of a protected membrane roof versus a conventional roof, the technology available and best practices for effective installations.
A Protected Membrane Roof (PMR), sometimes referred to as an Insulated Roof Membrane Assembly (IRMA), involves reversing the conventional arrangement of roofing materials – where the membrane is installed below the insulation layer, not above, thereby protecting it from physical abuse and Mother Nature. The PMR Planning Guide further explores these benefits and outlines three key areas for an effective roof installation, design; materials; and workmanship.
The planning guide provides readers with more than 50 pages of content and imagery organized in sections that explore areas such as typical assemblies and materials, design considerations, installation and maintenance, as well as a number of other industry information and resources. The guide also takes a look at the environmental challenges of today, detailing best practices, sustainability & LEED requirements, and storm water management opportunities on the roof.
“We want to do our part by sharing our industry experience to educate design professionals and building owners on the benefits of PMR Assemblies,” says Edward Jarger of American Hydrotech. “Selecting the right membrane is the first step in achieving a lasting roof assembly. Hydrotech’s Monolithic Membrane 6125 (MM6125) is ideal for PMR Assemblies, in all its configurations. MM6125 is monolithic (seamless), fully bonded to the substrate and is designed to perform in a wet environment. Combined with Dow STYROFOAM brand insulation the ballasting options are numerous.”