Leading interiors company Classic Mouldings has launched yet another revolutionary product in the market. The product, known as Fakro breather membrane, is an underlay for roof tiles that will prove vital in the quest to attain long lasting roofing.
The breather membrane, identified by product name of Eurotop N 35 is an excellent material for use as a fully supported or unsupported roof underlay on tiled or slated pitched roofs.
“It may be used in cold and warm roof details,” says Classic Mouldings General Manager Joy Mbuthia. “It has a high tear resistance and a unique combination of parameters like waterproofing and water vapour diffusion that enables the fabric to vent moisture whilst remaining fully waterproof, and also guarantees that insulations will remain dry.”
Ms Mbuthia says Eurotop N 35 has high waterproofing properties that protect the roof against penetration of water from condensation and a leaky outer roof cover. The product also resists penetration of water and consequently may be used as temporary waterproofing prior to the installation of slates or tiles. Excellent watervapor transmission performance ensures that warm moist air which rises up from the building and into the roof construction can pass freely through the breathable underlay. Tests indicate that Fakro breather membranes will resist the passage of water and windblown dust into the interior of the building.
“It can be laid directly onto insulation and allows it to be used at full rafter height,” Ms Mbuthia says. “As a wind protective material, it does not allow heat to be drawn away from the insulation.”
Eurotop N 35 consists of three layers. It is a modern product manufactured by a lamination with an electrostatic field of a water vapor permeable and waterproof film between two layers of non-woven polypropylene spun bond to form a flexible sheet. An outer spun bond layer in green is tear resistant. The middle layer makes the underlay waterproof and breathable and the third, white layer protects the middle layer against mechanical damage and also assists in tear resistance.
Eurotop N 35 technology and the materials provide long-term resistance to UV and heat radiation. It is 100 per cent recyclable and capable of re-use as a raw material. It can also be applied on boarded roofs.