Roof Surface Preparation
EPDM roof membrane will adhere to certain isocyanurate insulation boards compatible with our adhesives.
Screws and deck plates should be applied at the minimum rate of 8 per 4ft x 8ft sheet of insulation, and 5 per 4ft x 4ft sheet or as required by the insulation manufacturer. When installing insulation around the perimeter, the fastening pattern is 1 screw and 1 deck plate every 0.61mtrs (that is 16 per 1.22 x 2.44mtrs). Examples of fastening patterns are shown in Figure 1. NOTE: Extra fasteners should be installed around protrusions such as pipes, chimneys, skylights and irregularities in the roof deck.
Do not install more insulation than can be covered with EPDM membrane by the end of the day.
Reroofing over a wet substrate is not good roofing practice. All wet material should be removed and replaced.
The roof surface must be dry. Moisture will cause poor membrane adhesion and blistering.
The roof surface should be swept to remove dirt, dust and other loose particles.
Good roofing practice dictates that the roof surface must have positive drainage of at least 3mm in 30.48cms.