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The Time-Saving Watertight Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

Chem-Link Time Saving Watertight Solution
February 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

By Chem Link. 

Chem Link’s E-Curb® System provides a permanent, watertight seal around any penetration shape or size. 

E-Curbs consist of tough, molded forms that bond to the roof around virtually any kind of penetration. This product works by creating a cavity, which is later filled with non-shrinking rubber sealant. The full process creates a tight, unified bond that fully integrates with the penetration. 

E-Curbs offer a simple installation process that can save your crews time and labor on the jobsite. The system consists of three essential components: E-Curb, weatherproof molded forms, M-1® Universal Sealant/Adhesive for bonding the forms to the roof, and 1-Part®, a self-leveling, pourable sealant for filling the forms. 

Why are E-Curbs beneficial? 

Roof penetrations are the most common source of leaks. Solar panels are the perfect example of a penetration that could, in time, create an avenue for water. When using penetration seals such as pitch pans, rain caps and boots, the repeated cycle of heat, cold, moisture, ponding water and ultraviolet rays will inevitably degrade these seals. One of the primary benefits to the E-Curb product line is that they offer an economically friendly option that will withstand these elements and can last the lifespan of the roof. These products are made to turn the weakest part of the roof into the strongest. 

In addition to preventing roof leaks, E-Curbs offer a quick and easy installation. These products are so easy to install; there is no need to bring in a subcontractor to do the installation, resulting in cost savings and expediting project timelines. Once your crews are trained on the easy three-step process, it only takes about fifteen minutes to install each curb. To make it even simpler, the curbs offer a variety of size and shape options to fit any project needs. 

E-Curbs for solar applications 

It is important to ensure your solar rooftop is properly waterproofed during installation. If water has the chance, it will infiltrate the roof and could cause major damage down the road. E-Curbs are an excellent solution for solar panel applications and will help eliminate the need to replace penetration seals in the future. Because E-Curbs utilize reactive adhesives and sealants that form a tough elastomeric waterproofing seal, no flashing or mechanical attachments are required, leaving no room for water intrusion to occur. 

The simple installation process will help your crews stay on track and complete projects within the designated timeline. With the easy installation, your crews can apply the curbs to the solar frames during their normal installation process, adding no more than fifteen minutes per curb and producing a tough and durable solar mounting. 

E-Curbs are a great solution for solar roofing projects and will provide you with strong, long-lasting rooftop solar panels. When installed properly, the E-Curbs will not damage the roof and can prolong the initial roof investment. So, by offering the proper training to your crews, you can speed up project timelines, save on subcontracting costs and provide a penetration seal that will not damage the current roof. So, why not take advantage of these nonintrusive products on your next solar project? 

Learn more about Chem Link in their RoofersCoffeeShop® Directory or visit www.chemlink.com. 

Original article source: Chem Link 



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