Batten Bars ensure that the Rubberall EPDM membrane fits snugly up to an adjoining wall. For instance, Batten Bars are used when fitting a flat roof that adjoins a wall such as a single story extension.
The Batten Bar is 3.1 metres long (10 Foot). The Batten Bars have fabricated holes for ease of fixing.
Top Tips For the Best Results:
- Place down and fix the Batten Bar as close to the base as possible, as opposed to the flat roof as this will ensure a firm and better waterproofing fix.
- Moreover, this will also prevent tearing with the expansion and contraction of the rubber during varied temperature changes.
- Fix the Batten Bar over the membrane excess to create a flashing.
- Fold the excess rubber back over the Batten Bar using a solvent-based adhesive.
- This will secure the aluminium Batten Bar; giving it a smooth, crisp, professional finish against the upstand.
If you have any queries, please get in touch with our friendly team. Call us if you are unsure about the materials you need for your roof on 01392 927729 or email email@example.com. You can also check out our Roof Calculator that estimates all the materials you will need for your rubber roofing project.
Understanding the three life cycle stages that your roof will go through will give you the information that you need to ensure that you’re getting the best value from your roof.
Stage 1: New Roof
- The life cycle of your roof begins before you have even built it!
- The life cycle depends heavily upon the decisions you make when choosing which materials you are going to buy. How long do you want your roof to last? If may be worth purchasing the thicker 1.5mm membrane instead of the 1.2mm membrane as this will give your roof at least another 10 years of life.
Stage 2: The Maintenance Period
- Ongoing maintenance during the life of your roof is vital.
- Check out our guide to what kind of checks you should do and how often you should do them here.
- Many roofs fail when people succumb to an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mentality, which can often lead to a neglected roof failure due to an easily repairable fault. Read more here.
Stage 3: Re-roofing
- Given the proper maintenance, your roof’s lifespan could easily be extended for up to more than 30 years.
- All roofs lives end eventually, due to the amount of exposure and wear and tear they receive.
- When you are ready to replace your roof there are some factors which you must consider, do you need to replace every element of the roof? Or do you just need to re-cover it with a new membrane? It is worth getting in a professional roofer to carry out a maintenance inspection on it so that you know exactly what you need when replacing/maintaining your roof.
Call us today on 01392 927729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for our expert advice. Alternatively, get started today using our roof quote tool!