Signature uses the highest quality membrane available on the market. The weight and type of membrane depends on the design requirements for the project. All membranes are composed of high strength polyester yarn covered with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and impregnated with a protective top coat.
Architectural fabrics are exposed to an incredible amount of abuse including smog, UV light, abrasive dirt, wind and snow. Without the right protection, appearance and performance characteristics can degrade rapidly. UV light and heat from the sun stimulates the migration of plasticizers out of the fabric resulting in a loss of flexibility and strength. Dirt and chemical exposure affect appearance by causing staining and discoloration. For this reason, Signature protects the PVC with a Poly Vinyl Diflouride (PVDF) coating. The PVDF top finish is very important to membrane performance saving thousands of dollars on lower maintenance costs, longer life fabrics and greater customer satisfaction.
Membranes are offered in a wide variety of colors with custom colors also available.
What is the lifespan of your membrane?
The membrane has an expected lifespan of 20 to 25 years under normal use conditions, similar to a conventional shingled roof on a standard home.
How do you repair the membrane?
For smaller tears and holes, a patch is easily welded over the damaged area. The whole process takes only a few minutes to complete and can be performed by a trained person. If the damaged area is too large to patch, the entire panel can be replaced quickly and easily by Signature. Signature provides workshops for basic maintenance and all tools necessary to patch small holes and training.
Can you install a secondary liner for composting applications?
Yes. Signature can install a secondary liner on the interior cord of the truss. An interior liner is an excellent method to prevent the corrosive moisture and gasses from composting applications from reaching the steel framework. Protecting the steel will greatly extend the lifespan of the structure under such caustic conditions.