Date:  July 22, 2010
Media Contact:
Kathleen Van Gorden




CANTON, MA – Sika Sarnafil, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes, announced the introduction of 25 and 30-year warranties for certain of its Sarnafil brand roofing systems, underscoring its position as the quality and performance leader.   

The availability of these Sarnafil brand warranties is based on a history of proven performance and validated by studies and independent analysis including a 2001 study of Sika Sarnafil’s oldest roofs and an independent analysis in 2008 by the British Board of Agrement (BBA). The BBA’s analysis concluded with the issue of a certificate to Sika Sarnafil stating  “…the durability of Sarnafil membranes…should have a life in excess of 35 years.”  

Most recently, Sika Sarnafil revisited a sampling of their older roofs to determine their condition and found that they continue to perform admirably, a testament to the company’s product quality.

“Our recent survey this year confirms that these roofs continue to provide leak-free protection, ease of maintenance and longevity for building owners,” said Brian J. Whelan, Senior Vice President of Sika Sarnafil. “Because we started out in the 1960s to craft superior products, Sarnafil roofs continue to stand the test of time and provide our customers with cost-effective and long-lasting solutions that provide peace of mind.
Long-lasting roofs need to be removed and replaced less frequently, saving money in replacement costs and reducing the amount of waste destined for landfills,” he added. “By pioneering the recycling of vinyl roofing membranes, we’ve solved the waste issue, as well.”  

Ken Reeves, facility maintenance technician at Brookshire Grocery Company in Tyler, Texas, regarding one of the 30-year-old roofs surveyed, stated:  “You can’t ask for a better roofing system – I love it. The main advantage of the Sika Sarnafil roof is the longevity of the material and ease of repair – you just heat-weld a patch of the membrane to the repair and you are done.”  

Sika Sarnafil is able to deliver on these promises thanks to its Milestone Management Process that helps to ensure a high quality roof installation. Starting with proven Sarnafil quality materials, the company also provides expert assistance to architects, specifiers and roofing consultants. In addition, Sika Sarnafil sells only through a select group of trained and authorized applicators to assure that roofing contractors with a high level of expertise install a Sarnafil roof.  

About Sika AG
Sika AG, headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, is a globally active company supplying the specialty chemicals market. It is a leader in processing materials used in sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures in construction (buildings and infrastructure construction) and in industry (vehicle, building component and equipment construction). Sika’s product lines feature high-quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring and roofing and waterproofing membranes. Sika AG has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Canton, MA and approximately 12,000 employees link customers directly to Sika and guarantee the success of all of its business relationships. With this business structure, Sika generates annual sales of CHF 4.2 billion.

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