By Evelyn Witterholt.
Tedlar film on its own is not all that new to the construction industry. Since the 1960s, Tedlar film has been used as protection for a wide variety of substrates, including walls, solar panels and even airplanes. But the Tedlar PVF film from DuPont Tedlar offers a new kind of protective use for metal that is on the rise in the metal roofing industry.
“We realized that we really needed something in the market for the metal roofing industry that would give us great performance, easier maintenance and incredible exposure for metal roof systems,” said Tara Faulkner, a business development manager at Metal Alliance. “Those Tedlar panels with the PVF film, they're UL listed, they’re product approved, they're high velocity hurricane zone tested, and they’re a comparable cost to existing aluminum products already on the market.”
Corynn Sheridan, the global marketing manager at DuPont Tedlar, breaks down what makes their film work best with metal. It’s been put through rigorous testing to ensure that it’s durable and protects what’s underneath. The tests have also shown that the film is very flexible and won’t crack if the metal below changes shape. It’s also equipped with dirt-shedding properties so the roof it’s used on looks new for decades after it’s applied.
“The feedback from the field has been excellent in terms of ease of application and installation practice,” Tara says. “Whether it be a mechanical project where they have to seam the panels on each seam or whether it's a snap lock or product that is a little bit easier to install in the field...[contractors] have not had difficulty out in the field.”
With installation being easier for contractors, that saves them more time and you more money. Check out DuPont Tedlar’s PVF Film today.
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Evelyn works as a writer for RoofersCoffeeShop, MetalCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When she isn’t writing about roofing, she’s either at the gym lifting weights or curled up on the couch watching a movie.
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