C3 Single-ply Roofing Systems
For mechanically-fastened or ballasted roofs, you can’t find a better roofing, or re-roofing membrane than Cooley C3.
C3 is an advanced formula single-ply membrane that beats its competitors in every category: ease of application, performance and long term cost savings! C3 is remarkably workable. It’s easy to trim and shape, a timesaver when our roof is broken up by pipes, structures, ducts, or air conditioners. Plus, Cooley’s standard extra-wide rolls means C3 installs quicker with fewer seams.
As for performance, our PVC with DuPont “Elvaloy” based compound sets the industry standard for every kind of resistance: water, UV, oil, chemical, salt and other pollutants and contaminants. The system is fully approved for fire resistance by the major code organizations.
Installation is simple. Our hot-air welded seams are easy and foolproof, forming a fused bond along the overlapping rolls as strong as the C3 material itself. Because C3 is so tough, with its high tenacity, low-wick polyester reinforcing scrim, you can choose just the thickness you need and save money on material Cooley also uses a patented aramid fiber reinforced edge for superior strength.
Over 25 years ago, Cooley pioneered the white single-ply membrane. Since then, we’ve steadily improved it. Now you can enjoy the result: Cooley C3, the next generation single-ply roofing.
C3 Plus Techincal Data
|Cooley C3 Single-ply
PVC with DuPont “Elvaloy”
|Asphalt Built-up Roof||TPO|
|Water Resistance (Standing)||Has been proven in applications such as
roofing and pond liners for more than 25 years
|Good for 1-5 years, but poor with age||Good initial, but unknown with age|
|Fire Resistance||Excellent: is naturally fire resistant due to chlorine content||Poor: Asphalt is naturally flammable||Fair to poor as a fire retardant, FR package such as magnesium hydroxide must be added at levels close to 50%|
|Wind Uplift||Excellent film strength of PVC combined with single layer adherence||Fair to good depending on installation||Similar to PVC|
|Building Load||Light in weight: 1 to 2kg/sq mt
(2 to 4lbs./sq.yd.)
|Heavy Building Load Requirements 6 to 9 kg /sq. mt (12 to 18 lbs./sq.yd.)||Similar weight as PVC|
|Chemical Resistance||Excellent due to PVC /Elvaloy properties||Poor due to asphalt properties||Fair to poor; depending on chemicals eg: oil & fats break down TPO|
|Worker Application||Simple single ply hot air welding||Multiple layers, propane equipment, 300% more time to install, hazardous vapors||Much stiffer than C3|
|Repair||Simple: proven easy to reweld aged exposed membranes||Difficult to locate leaks
Requires new asphalt rolls
|Difficult to re-weld exposed material
Long term weldability is unknown
|Cost||Savings through Longer Life
Quick application, energy savings
|Requires multiple applications
Initial low cost but higher comparable costs after 10 years
|Low up-front material cost Unknown long term cost|