Proctor Roofshield breathable membranes were installed at St. Patrick’s International College of Management in Manly, NSW as part of a comprehensive refurbishment project.
St. Patrick’s Seminary in Manly was built towards the end of the 19th century using stone and timber. The Australian Tourism Group and the Roman Catholic Church for the Archdiocese of Sydney undertook a major refurbishment of St Patrick’s College in November 1995 to transform it into the International College of Management, Sydney, housing over 800 students from 65 countries.
Roofing restoration experts, Westwood Roofing retrofitted Proctor Roofshield breathable membranes on the College as part of this refurbishment.
Proctor Roofshield is a 3-ply spun bonded polypropylene fabric used as a breathing underlayment for roof systems. The UV stabilised, rot-proof and tear-resistant Proctor Roofshield roof membranes prevent the ingress of wind-driven rain, snow and dust, whilst allowing for the controlled escape of moisture.
The high vapour permeability of Proctor Roofshield lets the building breathe unlike many foil products commonly available in the market. In temperate climates this feature permits vapour to escape without reaching dew point within the roof space, thus preventing condensation and related problems such as mould, swelling, distortion and rotting of timber, corrosion, and loss of thermal insulation performance.
Proctor Roofshield breathable membrane has a vapour resistance of 0.12 MNs/g when tested to AS/NZS 4200.1.
Proctor Roofshield breathable membranes are available from Dynamic Composite Technologies .