Do I need any special tools?

         

In this article we highlight the main tools required for our EPDM roofing systems. You will typically need a standard 9" roller set, mini roller and brush for applying the adhesives and primers.

Do I need any special tools for my Classicbond® roof?

For a simple ClassicBond®, DuoPly™ or ShedCover roof the only specialist tool possibly required is a Seam roller. The seam roller is used to compress the flashing and seam tapes when a repair or a join is being made in the rubber membrane. If the roof only consists of a single membrane sheet with no joins or patches then you will only require the basic hand tools as follows:

  • 9" Paint Roller used to apply water based adhesive
  • 4" Mini Roller used to apply contact adhesive
  • 2" Paint Brush used to apply primer to clean EPDM
  • Scissors for cutting the membrane to size 

 

Do I need any special tools to fit my Resitrix roof?

The RESITRIX® system is slightly more specialist than the other EPDM systems and requires a Heat gun and Seam roller to make a join in the membrane  The heat gun is used to melt the underside of the overlap top sheet and the seam roller is used to compress the overlapped seam. A good weld is indicated by a bleed from the bitumen backing. The basic hand tools required are as follows:

 

  • 9" Paint Roller used to apply FG35 primer
  • Scissors for cutting the membrane to size 

 

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