EnkaMat ASV 7010 |
University of West Oahu

Metal roof ventilation products keeping campus roofs cooler, quieter and less corrosive

Our underlay helped the University of West Oahu extend the life of its zinc roofs, solving the problem of corrosion and high cooling costs.

THE CHALLENGE

Zinc roofs on five buildings at the University of West Oahu in Hawaii were corroding and unlikely to last their 100-year design lifespan. So the university sought a roof system with ventilation to reduce the condensation trapped behind the zinc panels, speeding up corrosion. It also needed to cut cooling costs.

 

THE ENKA SOLUTION

Our Enkamat ASV 7010 material is ideal for zinc roofs because it prevents white rust caused by condensation. And by creating airspace of less than ¾ of an inch lowers the roof temperature from between 22°C and 43°C. The three-dimensional nylon matrix structure is made from fused, entangled filaments – with 95% open matting. This provides continuous air and water flow, so there is less chance of damage caused by corrosion, rot, mold, and mildew.

 

INSTALLATION BENEFITS & RESULTS

As well as solving the corrosion and cooling cost issues, we were able to halve rainfall noise. The American-made EnkaMat metal roof ventilation product has once again proven itself as a flexible, durable material in even the most extreme environments.

Facts
Cool

22-43°C

Reduced rooftop temperature

Quiet

50%

Less rainfall noise

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