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An Environmentally Conscience Partnership with IB Roof Systems

The Industry's Best PVC Membrane Provides Enhanced Sustainabiliy Through

Longevity + Reflectivity = Resiliency

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:

Long-Lasting-nearly three times that of traditional asphalt roofing systems

Highly Recyclable-recycled and even upcycled after 30 years of useful life, avoiding the landfill altogether

Highly Reflective-reducing energy consumption and utility costs

Safe-formulated with enhanced fire-retardant properties

Our pledge

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.

Lifecycle is Key to 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."

Craig Silvertooth,

President of the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing
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Longevity

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.

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.

Reflectivity
Long-Term High Reflectivity = Cooler
Roofs and a Cooler Planet

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.

reflectivity graphic

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.

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Accountability

of one's Carbon

Footprint
If you are concerned about your carbon impact, are you aware about the demand for corporations to reduce their carbon impact, operational emissions, and even achieve carbon neutrality?

What is

Carbon Neutrality?

Carbon neutral means that any CO2 released into the atmosphere from a company's product production or product use is balanced by an equivalent amount of CO2 being removed through the atmosphere.

What is Carbon Negative?
Carbon negative means that the amount of CO2 removed or saved is greater than the embodied carbon to manufacture and install the product and CO2 that may continue to be released into the atmosphere from product.

Some roofing products are great at saving energy and may even be recyclable, but they will never become carbon neutral due to their embodied carbon to manufacture, install and short life span of the product.
IB PVC Single Ply
The first Carbon Neutral
roofing membrane
3rd party documented
The first Carbon Neutral
roofing membrane
3rd party documented
In conjunction with studies from the DOE, EPA, CFFA, and third-party formula and calculation validation, IB shows that the cradle-to-building with end-of-life (EOL) stage of the membrane encompasses the total embodied carbon of the raw material extraction, production, transportation to the jobsite, membrane installation and ultimate end-of life removal. This calculation can demonstrate that an IB Roof Systems reflective membrane installation would be neutralized way before its warranted life is over. This will leave the owner with the remaining useful life of the roof, carbon-free. IB is the leader in environmental Single-Ply Roofing
IB is the leader in
environmental Single-Ply
Roofing
Stewardship of the environment is about more than just manufacturing carbon reducing products-it's about accountability of one's carbon footprint. That's why IB Roof Systems has made it a high priority to produce the first carbon neutral product that can be documented to achieve carbon neutrality or carbon negative within its warrantied period. Instead of simply relying on the merits of its product alone for environmental performance we show environmental accountability by creating more innovative, environmentally friendly products. Another way IB Roof Systems is the roofing manufacturer of choice for environmentally conscious contractors, building professionals and building owners that want to reduce their carbon footprint.

A carbon neutral membrane is another way IB Roof Systems can enhance your roof's sustainability.

Solar Energy
Compatible

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.

Rooftop Mounted Solar

IB Solar Array Mounting System Solution

See the IB Solar Array Mounting System Solution

Integrating durable IB Roof Systems membrane with solar roof projects is another way IB Roof Systems can enhance your roof's sustainability.

Reclamation - A legacy
that goes on and on and on...

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
Mother Nature's Roofing Solution

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:

  • Highly resistant to solid root penetration
  • Handle constant or ponding moisture
  • Resistant to high PH or acidic soil conditions
  • Proven performance for over 30 years

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.

Resiliency

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:

Durable weathering surface is up to 250% thicker than
ASTM standard for PVC membranes
Durable weathering surface is up
to 250% thicker than ASTM
standard for PVC membranes
Superior weldability - balanced top and bottom layer
thickness for ideal welding
Superior weldability - balanced
top and bottom layer thickness for
ideal welding
Minimal Maintenance Membrane
Minimal Maintenance Membrane
Highest Quality PVC
Highest Quality PVC
Extreme Weather Resistance - coast to coast
Extreme Weather Resistance -
coast to coast
Superior Fire Resistance - PVC will not support a flame
Superior Fire Resistance - PVC will
not support a flame
Longest Industry Warranties
Longest Industry Warranties

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.

Discover the Difference in the IB Roof Systems PVC Membrane
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