RHINOBOND ATTACHEMENT SYSTEM
RhinoBond roof systems have been installed since the late 2000’s. They are known for having the benefits of a mechanically attached system, where the membrane is fastened to the deck, along with the benefits of a fully adhered roof system, where fewer gaps exist between where fasteners are installed.
With a RhinoBond Roof system, special insulation plates are used that are coated so that a heat welded system can adhere to it. As a result, Rhino Bond can only be installed on a TPO Roof System or a PVC Roof System.
The way RhinoBond works is the rigid insulation is laid out and installed the same way a mechanically fastened rigid insulation system is installed. The only difference is the type of plate used, and the number of plates used. Notice in this picture, the plates are gold, which is the color used for a TPO Roof System.
Once the insulation is installed, the membrane is rolled over the insulation. After the membrane is down, the RhinoBond welding tool is placed over an insulation plate, and is induction welded to bring the plate to 500 degrees. After, a cooling clamp is placed over the insulation plate for 30 seconds, then removed. The final result is that the TPO Membrane or PVC membrane is fully welded to the plate. As with any mechanically fastened roofing system, a better wind rating comes with more fasteners.
Benefits of a RhinoBond Roof
- Doesn’t produce any foul smell during installation.
- Easier compliance with Factory Mutual (FM) since no bubble test is required.
- As with any mechanically fastened system, it is simple to enhance wind ratings.
- Benefits of fastening membrane to structural deck with fewer gaps.