High quality and long life
The properties, quality and life of a roof covering are dictated by the quality of the raw materials.
All raw materials used by Protan are sourced from suppliers who are audited on a regular basis with all incoming materials tested before entering production.
Designed for a Scandinavian climate
Our roof coverings and membranes are very flexible and withstand all kinds of extreme weather. They have been developed for the tough Scandinavian climate, so special attention has been paid to material properties at low temperatures. Long-duration tests show that, even after 30 years, Protan's roof coverings and membranes still retain their beneficial properties and will function for many years beyond their expected life.
We have developed a complete roofing system, from roofer training to installation, and inspection and maintenance programmes post installation to ensure that our products and solutions endure.
Protan's testing laboratory
We develop and test all our solutions and products, as well as inspecting raw materials and production processes, at our laboratory in Drammen, Norway. The Laboratory is approved and audited by Det Norske Veritas which requires us to follow strict routines for testing and documenting raw materials and products.
Long-duration tests show that Protan's roof coverings and membranes retain their flexibility and should have a long residual life even after 30 years.
Together with SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, the British Board of Agrément (BBA) has assessed roof life by testing old Protan roofs and provide the following statement in Protan's Agrément Certificate (98/3459) based on the results: "Accelerated weathering tests and performance in service confirm that satisfactory retention of physical properties is achieved. All available evidence suggests that Protan Mechanically Fastened PVC Roofing Membranes should have life in excess of 30 years."
Protan roof coverings are made from self-extinguishing PVC. All joins are performed with hot-air welding machines. This further enhances the roof's fire-proofing, and is especially important when roofs are renovated. The low weight of Protan roofing also ensures minimum storage of raw material energy on the roof.
Click HERE to see our film about hot-air welding.
Click HERE to see our film about peel-testing.
Innovation and technology
Innovation and technology are vital to ensuring world-leading solutions for our customers. We therefore offer unique, proprietary tools to ensure optimum technical and financial solutions for our customers. Click HERE for more information about Protan's unique technical tools ProPlan, ProKalk and our wind load calculator.
We are entrusted with protecting valuable assets. Our products, services and technology must therefore be more than good – they must be the best in the world.
Protan is a pioneer in the tailoring of roofs. Roof surfaces can be prefabricated at our factor in Nesbyen, according to the dimensions provided, and then quickly installed at the construction site. This ensures sealed roofs quickly, with minimum waste.
Environment and sustainability
Protan has quality and environmental management systems in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and our products hold Environmental Product Declarations. This verifies that Protan roofing:
- has the lowest possible CO2 footprint;
- has the lowest energy consumption during production;
- is made from REACH-approved raw materials;
- does not leak chemicals to the environment;
- is free of emissions;
- leaves minimum waste at the construction site;
- has the lowest possible weight, reducing the environmental impact during transport.
Products and production are subject to third-party inspection by various accredited test institutes from the countries in which Protan operates, such as Sintef Building and Infrastructure, BBA (British Board of Agreement), SITAC, FM (Factory Mutual) and so on. Protan is an active user of the chemicals substitution obligation and does not use substances that are on SFT's observation list. Protan also holds Swedish BASTA approval. This ensures that Protan roofing is made from environmentally-sound PVC. Protan roofing's total environmental impact throughout its life cycle is charted via third-party approved environmental declarations. Compared to other traditional products, Protan roofing has:
- 30% less impact on the greenhouse effect;
- 80% less environment impact during transport;
- 70% less raw material energy stored in the roof.
Our objective is to reduce the total consumption of resources in the value chain, and Protan Roofing also achieves BREEAM points. We also cooperate with RoofCollect on the recovery of old roof surfacing (www.roofcollect.com).