Published On: Wed, Aug 31st, 2011

Touch’n Seal adhesive protects buildings from hurricane destruction

Convenience Products, the manufacturer of Touch’n Seal insulating foams and sealants based in the US, has introduced the Storm Bond

Roof Tile Adhesive for resistance to hurricane, according to its press release.

Storm Bond is a high-performance, one-component, polyurethane adhesive used for attaching clay and concrete roof tile, said the company in response to the coastal building industry’s growing demand for hurricane resistant, code approved building products. It offers better bonding strength compared to traditional methods of installation such as mortar, nails, screws and other single component adhesives.

According to Touch’n Seal, the new roof tile adhesive complies with the High Velocity Hurricane Zone of the Florida Building Code and can withstand wind speeds of more than 150mph.

“With recently upgraded predictions of an above-average active Atlantic hurricane season, it’s anyone’s guess when the next ‘Big One’ will hit,” said Michael Sites, Marketing Manager at Touch’n Seal. “Architects, engineers and builders in coastal areas understand the importance of designing and building structures that will withstand destructive, hurricane force winds. They are demanding hurricane-resistant products that will protect homes and businesses from potentially devastating property losses.”

As said, Storm Bond adheres flat, low, medium and high profile clay and concrete roof tile to approved underlayment and provides strong resistance to high velocity wind uplift when installed according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Touch’n Seal’s new roof adhesive is suitable for repairs, re-roof and new installations on eave, field, hip, rake and valley installations, said the company. Under normal conditions, roof tiles adhered with Storm Bond may be walked on in two hours with full cure occurring within 24 hours of application.

“Installers will appreciate that Storm Bond reduces labor time and that it’s safe to use – it contains zero VOC’s and no toxic chemicals,” said Mr Sites, who also noted that before installing Storm Bond surfaces should be dry, clean and free of dust, dirt or any other substance that may inhibit proper adhesion.

Touch’n Seal also said Storm Bond has received a Miami Dade County Notice of Acceptance and is Florida Product Control Approved. It also exceeds test requirements for Static Uplift Resistance of Mortar or Adhesive Set Tile Systems, TAS No.101.


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