IB Roof Systems has been an environmentally conscious company since its beginning in the late 1970s before "sustainability" was a household term. Since its inception, IB Roof Systems has promoted its products to be:
Continue to promote, manufacture, and distribute products that are smarter and better for the environment.
Continue to network with sustainable partners. Continue to produce systems that maintain long-term, high reflectivity.
Continue and increase reclamation of pre and post-consumer product.
Continue to invest in new sustainable roofing technologies.
We all have a responsibility to keep our environment safe now and for generations to come. Choosing IB Roof Systems as your partner, we can help enhance your roof's sustainability.
"You have to think about durability - using high-efficiency roofs without known longevity is a tad foolish. Replacing systems that fail prematurely doesn't do a lot of good for the environment."
IB Roof Systems is proud to have a 30+ year track record of some of the longest-lasting sustainable roofing membranes in the industry, from coast to coast. This is the first step to enhanced sustainability. Other roof system types do not have an equivalent life cycle history and in some cases must be replaced 2 or 3 times sooner than an IB PVC membrane and often cannot be recycled or reclaimed.
Providing a long-lasting membrane is another way IB Roof Systems can enhance your roof's sustainability.
IB Roof Systems is proud to have a 30+ year track record of some of the longest-lasting sustainable roofing membranes in the industry, from coast to coast. This is the first step to enhanced sustainability. Other roof system types do not have an equivalent life cycle history and in some cases must be replaced 2 or 3 times sooner than an IB PVC membrane and often cannot be recycled or reclaimed. Which means they add to the landfill problem. Avoiding the landfill altogether is a key point in longevity. IB Roof Systems roofing membranes are the best choice for long-term Performance. Providing a long-lasting membrane is another way IB Roof Systems can enhance your roof's sustainability.
Long-Term High Reflectivity Cooler Roofs and a Cooler Planet An IB reflective roof membrane can reflect up to 90% of the solar heat load that normally heats and enters a building through the roof. This translates into savings by reducing energy costs. IB Roof Systems White, Cool Sand, and Cool Stone membranes are third-party tested and verified to meet or exceed EnergyStar, California Title 24, and Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)-Cool Reflective Roof Standards. We earned one of the highest ratings for reflectivity and emissivity.
IB Roof Systems applies a top finish to all their membranes to help keep them cleaner longer, increasing their reflective properties, reducing energy consumption, and reducing the urban heat island effect. Because of the high reflective life of IB Roof Systems membrane, there are considerable energy cost-saving benefits, lowering energy consumption and the utility bill.
Maintaining long-term high reflectivity is another way IB Roof Systems can enhance your roof's sustainability.
IB offers solar ready and solar compatible roof systems that have the field performance to match the required service life of the PV system.
IB membrane supports roof solar energy generation. By partnering with experts in the solar energy field, IB Roof Systems can provide long-term waterproofing solutions already proven for 30 years and which are designed to last as long as the solar panels are warranted. Roofing systems not proven may not perform as long and cause a costly removal and re-install of the solar system and new roofing material, possibly erasing any savings that the solar system provided.
Integrating durable IB Roof Systems membrane with solar roof projects is another way IB Roof Systems can enhance your roof's sustainability.
It's one thing to say that a roofing product can be recycled and another to have one currently being upcycled.
IB Roof Systems is proud to have some of the longest-lasting sustainable roofing membranes in the industry, with an incredible track record to back it up. They are also proud to start reclaiming and recycling those same roofs after their long useful life is over.
After 30 years of outstanding performance, IB Roof Systems reflective membranes are being upcycled into other high-quality products avoiding the landfill altogether.
Jeff Walter from Northwest Polymers, a plastics recycling company, stated, "From what we have seen so far in processing the aged PVC membrane material, there is very little waste. As it passes through our system, we recognize about 99.5% of good, usable materials. He also said further that one of the good things about vinyl and plastics is that they last for such a long time. The material is still very usable, degradation is minimal, and because of this, it can still be made into good products even when it has already served for 30 years"
Reclaiming used roofing membrane is another way... IB Roof Systems can enhance your roof's sustainability.
Garden roofs offer wonderful long-term benefits to the building and the environment. To create these mini eco-systems on a rooftop requires a significant investment; therefore, it is vital to the success of the rooftop garden that a proven, durable waterproofing system be put in place. IB Roof Systems have been used successfully for many years as the waterproofing membrane of choice for garden roofs. IB Roof Systems membranes are:
IB Roof Systems membrane maximizes the life of a roof-top garden and is another way... IB Roof Systems can enhance your roof's sustainability.
If longevity is key to Sustainability, then Resiliency is the key to longevity. When we consider all the benefits of an IB Roof System's reflective membrane there is no doubt that our membranes are resilient in performance and their ability to provide durability both in top weathering surface, resistance to ponding water, as well as compatible with so many other environmental friendly initiatives. IB Roof Systems membranes are:
Proven performance and environmentally sound before "sustainability" became a household term.
IB Roof Systems membrane provide lasting protection through longevity and the resiliency of its proven formulation... another way IB Roof Systems can enhance your roof's sustainability.