MOY Roof Waterproofing Application guidelines during extreme heat weather conditions
– high temperatures
- Storage – keeping the rolls in a well-covered and shaded area and only transported to the work area when ready to use.
- Try to avoid working during the hottest part of the day – where possible an earlier start time would find that ambient temperatures are a lot lower and materials are much easier to handle and control.
- Phased installation – installing your coverable materials (i.e. VCL, Insulation, Underlay) could be carried out during the warmer periods focusing on your finishing in cooler periods.
- Adjust the pressure on your gas torch – sometimes less is more and with high temperatures would take a smaller amount of flame prepare the bitumen.
- Leave materials to cool – after applying flashings residual heat will transfer through the membrane and with additional heat/stress overheating and loss of granules will happen.
- Avoid standing on top of the membrane – when installing field area coverings stand off of the roll and pull the membrane and return to laps once cooled.
- Use a separation layer – a sacrificial layer of mineral could be used mineral side down to kneel on whilst installing this would help to prevent steel toe cap boots digging in to installed membrane.
- Keep hydrated – taking regular water breaks would help keep your body hydrated and help you keep focus.Example of a Moy Aquapanel board being utilised as a temporary protective barrier in hot weather to avoid kneeling and foot traffic imprints during detailing works
Example of a Moy Aquapanel board being utilised as a temporary protective barrier in hot weather to avoid kneeling and foot traffic imprints during detailing works