FiberTite® PVC Roof Membrane with DuPont™ Elvaloy® KEE Helps Fast-Track Georgia Aquarium

To meet a fast-track construction timeline, the Georgia Aquarium used a temporary two-ply asphalt BUR system on its lightweight concrete deck, then finished the roof with a gray, high-strength, puncture- and tear-resistant FiberTite® Fleece Back PVC roof membrane.

While the scope of the project was certainly remarkable, the 27-month construction timeline was perhaps even more astonishing – not to mention challenging.

To facilitate the timely completion of various activities essential to meeting the aggressive project schedule, a FiberTite-approved two-ply asphalt BUR system was installed over a lightweight concrete deck. This temporary roof allowed for expedited construction and the associated roof traffic as construction continued at the space-constricted work site. For this extraordinary structure’s finished roof, the roofing membrane selected needed to be exceptionally reliable as well as aesthetically pleasing. Ultimately, a high-strength, puncture- and tear- resistant FiberTite® Fleece Back membrane was selected. “A key consideration in the selection of the FiberTite® PVC roof membrane was its high quality, cost effectiveness and its ability to be installed in hot, steep asphalt,” said Doug King of American Roofing Sales, Inc., “In addition, the FiberTite® PVC roof membrane could be supplied in a light gray color that complemented the building’s gray wall panels.”

PVC Roof Membrane with Elvaloy® KEE Meets ASTM Standard

The formula used for FiberTite® PVC roof membrane is unmatched in the industry, according to Jerry Beall, Product Manager at Seaman Corporation for FiberTite Roofing Systems.

"From our densely knit fabric to our proprietary coating, FiberTite PVC roof membrane is truly unique,” he said. “In fact, FiberTite’s formula with DuPont™ Elvaloy® KEE was used as the benchmark for ASTM D6754-02. FiberTite membranes are reliable, durable and stand up to just about anything while remaining flexible for years – even decades."

During the Georgia Aquarium project, Doug collaborated with representatives from Seaman Corporation the manufacturer of FiberTite®, located in Wooster, OH, TVS & Associates, one of the premier architectural firms in the U.S., Brasfield & Goorie, a highly experienced General Contractor, and Dixie Roof Decks, Inc., a 30-year roofing contractor from Lawrenceville, Georgia with a reputation for installing high-quality roofing systems on high-profile, important commercial / industrial projects throughout the southeastern U.S.



For more information about FiberTite® PVC roof membrane made with Elvaloy® KEE

Learn more about FiberTite® PVC roof membrane made with DuPont™ Elvaloy® KEE, visit Seaman Corporation's FiberTite® Roofing Systems web site.