What is a RhinoBond system? Traditionally, there are two types of attachment methods for single-ply membrane commercial roofing systems: mechanically attached and fully adhered. The RhinoBond system is a hybrid that combines the benefits of both systems, and it’s gaining popularity quickly.
RhinoBrand is an alternative insulation and attachment system for TPO and PVC membranes. It uses the same fastener and plate to secure both the insulation and the membrane to your commercial roof deck. The beauty of this system is that it doesn’t create any point of entry for water intrusion. It requires fewer fasteners and gives you greater window uplift performance. It’s the ideal alternative for installing thermoplastic roof covers.
Advantages of the RhinoBond System
RhinoBond uses a technology that permits the plate to be welded to the membrane from underneath without applying direct heat to it. Other benefits include:
Eliminates the seam plates and seam screws
There are no fasteners required in the seams of the membrane with the RhinoBond system. The fastening points are spread across the entire roof in a grid pattern, allowing the uplift load to be spread more evenly. The system results in higher wind ratings with fewer fasteners. It uses 25%-50% less fasteners compared to traditional flat roofing installation, and you end up with improved protection with fewer seams.
Can be installed in a wide range of temperatures
Glued down roofing or fully adhered flat roofing projects usually require temperatures of 40 degrees or more. The good news is that whether you are re-roofing your commercial building or constructing a new building, the convenience of RhinoBond’s installation will allow it to be applied even in sub-freezing temperatures, making it feasible to get a new roof during most months of the year.
High performance roofing
RhinoBond flat roof application performs like a fully adhered roof, giving you the premium results you deserve. Its technology makes way for superior installation and optimal long-term results. It has achieved an FM 1-210 wind resistance rating and can resist over 500 pounds of force in static testing.
With RhinoBond, there’s no expensive adhesive, and fewer labor hours to install it, saving you on your new commercial roof. The membrane is adhered to the plates installed in preplanned fastening patterns using the welding Rhino tool. It saves you installation expense and ensures optimal performance.
Commercial flat roofing has a reputation for boiling hot, heavy-duty outdoor work. The high demand for intense physical labor required for most roofing jobs tends to lead to a quicker turnover rate for commercial roofing teams. Consequently, younger, less experienced workers hire on and need to learn the trade from scratch—and once they master it, they may move on due to the high demand physically. RhinoBond changes all of that!
The traditionally tough, unsustainable commercial roofing practices that created high turnover have a different look. Now, ergonomic and repeatable processes (that don’t destroy a worker’s body) are in place so that healthy, more mature roofers can apply their roofing skills and create ideal results.
Ends water intrusion
With the RhinoBond system, there’s no point of entry for water intrusion, saving you the costly hassles involved in roof repair or replacement.
Mechanical vs. Adhering Commercial Roof Systems
Roofs are typically fastened to commercial buildings in one of two ways: mechanically attached or fully adhered. All roofs fastened through either method sit on top of a layer of insulation that rests between the roof and a metal deck fixed to the structure below.
These roofs are the most common type, and make up about 80% of the market. They are more cost-effective and their installation is quick. They are easily inspected by the manufacturer who verifies the workmanship, proper installation, and the fastener pattern.
Mechanically attached roofing is installed by laying down the membrane roll and then driving screws directly through the insulation boards into the metal deck below. The screws are drilled in at the edge of the membrane roll and then covered with the edge of the next sheet as the rolls are installed. A watertight seal is created by heat welding the membranes together with a hot air gun to seal gaps and create a flat waterproof surface.
Roofs that are fully adhered are glued directly to the insulation below them. They require the insulation boards to serve two roles: insulating and securing the roof to the metal deck. This requires far more screws, so it takes more time to install, and is a bigger investment. The temperature and timing need to be perfect when it comes to applying the glue, and challenges can occur if you don’t get the timing right.
While these roofs are resistant to leaks, the problem with them is that water can travel under the roof membrane and pool underneath. It then damages the glue that binds it to the insulation. Hidden moisture intrusion can spread and result in greater damage to more areas. It’s a bigger problem than if you had a leak you knew about right away. Fully adhered roof attachments provide higher wind uplift ratings, ensuring roof stability during windy weather.
Advanced Commercial Roofing
Commercial roofing technology has improved over the years. The RhinoBond system gives your business a commercial roof you can rely on. Its low-maintenance needs allow you to focus on what you do best: grow your business.
When it’s time for your commercial roof replacement, it’s important to understand why so many business owners choose TPO over EPDM roofing.
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At Christian Brothers Roofing, our experienced, attentive, detail driven team will educate you on roofing options so you can make the best long-term decision for your needs. We’ll treat you like family, and treat your property like it’s our own.
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