Key considerations when planning roof refurbishments for Local Authorities – Minimal Disruption
Posted by david.luukas
The key to a roof refurbishment to an existing roof is to be able to offer a solution that caters for the needs of those that are currently working within the building.
Approved and qualified contractors
In order for the selected roofing systems to be installed to the highest of standards and to prevent roof failures it is imperative to ensure that the installers are fully trained for the specific roofing system they are installing.
If the roofing system is installed by registered contractors this ensures that all processes used are within the official criteria thus qualifying the roof system with a comprehensive warranty.
Alumasc Roofing Systems have registered contractors that can provide the highest levels of installation available – with warranties of up to 40 years we can provide the highest levels of peace of mind.
Avoid hot works where necessary
To eliminate the potential fire hazard of gas torching techniques associated with high performance bituminous membranes (and to comply with insurance requirements) the safe option would be to select flame-free application in the vicinity of combustible materials. Methods include using self-adhesive or thermo-adhesive membranes which avoid direct flame contact with the substrate. Cold-applied liquid systems can be used for sensitive detailing areas and also complete roof areas if desired.
Avoid bad odours and fumes
To avoid the creation of bitumen fumes and to avoid the use of solvents in sensitive or restricted areas, self-adhesive membranes requiring only minimal hot-air welding may be installed, or alternatively, solvent free, low odour cold-applied liquids may be used.
This is especially prudent when working within schools, hospitals and some built up office areas.
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