DEERFIELD BEACH, FL -- Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems, recently conducted a series of time-trials comparing the installation times for various configurations of their products. These four time-trial videos demonstrate that by using either a full or hybrid self-adhered system, contractors can save time and money on the labor costs of installation. Self-adhered technology is not only a safer and cleaner installation, but there are significant benefits for contractors and their team.

To conduct the time trials, Polyglass set up identical conditions for the roofing teams to apply a roofing system to a 1,000-square-foot panel. The videos show the step-by-step process for each roofing installation in the time trial and offer side-by-side comparisons of the results. 

  • Trial 1: Two-ply torch (with FastLap®) vs. 2-ply Adeso® self-adhered membranes
    • The first time-trial involved applying a 2-ply, torch-applied roofing system compared with a similar roofing system using Adeso self-adhered technology. At the conclusion of the trial, the Adeso self-adhered system required one less crew member and was installed in almost two hours less time than the torch-applied system, amounting to a labor savings of 50%. Check out the video at


  • Trial 2: Two-ply torch (with FastLap) vs. Stick 1 Torch 1
    • The second time-trial compared a 2-ply, torch-applied roofing system with a Stick 1 Torch 1 roofing system -- a hybrid application of Adeso self-adhered underlayment followed by a torch-applied top layer. The trial determined the Stick 1 Torch 1 system saved the five-person crew one hour and ten minutes of time, for a total labor savings of 30%. Check out the video at


  • Trial 3: Stick 1 Torch 1 vs. 2-ply Adeso self-adhered membranes
    • For the third trial, Polyglass pitted its hybrid Stick 1 Torch 1 application against a 2-ply Adeso self-adhered roofing system. In this comparison, the fully self-adhered system required one less crew member and saved the team a total of 47 minutes in installation time. Check out the video at


  • Trial 4: Two-ply torch (with FastLap) vs. Velociflex System
    • The fourth time trial compared the 2-ply, torch-applied system with the Polyglass Velociflex roofing system -- a high wind-resistant system combining mechanical fastening and torch application. The Velociflex system gives you a high-performance system in high-wind zones while saving the contractor time and money. In the end, the Velociflex system saved the five-member team about 30% in labor costs. Check out the video at

Throughout all trials it was identified that the Adeso self-adhered systems, whether it is in a hybrid system or a full SA System, saved time in installation, which will save money for the contractor in labor cost. The end-result: Polyglass roofing systems are long-lasting durable roofing systems with superior weathering performance. Polyglass invites you to view the time trial videos at