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TPO Colorway

Posted: 09/23/2019

An industry exclusive! TPO Colorway membranes now have matching accessories including split pipe boots, coated metal, conical boots, inside and outside corners, T-jpoint patches and more. In addition to white, gray, and tan, TPO Colorway membranes and accessories are available in slate gray, terr...

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Helix Max: Tipping is not optional

Posted: 09/05/2019

With the launch of our new Helix Max Low-Rise Adhesive, there is going to be a learning curve with reference to mixing tips.  The tips you used before will not work with Helix Max.  Each low-rise foam manufacturer designs their mixing tips to create the desired 1:1 ratio based on the prope...

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Improper Termination Bar Installation

Posted: 08/14/2019

Termination bar is used to secure and seal single-ply membranes at parapet walls and other penetrations. Usually made of extruded aluminum – 1/8 inch thick and 1 inch tall with pre-punched holes for fastening – term bar is sold in 10-foot-long sticks. The term bar detail is simple. Th...

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Poor Cricket Design

Posted: 07/30/2019

Crickets, also known as saddles, are structures built between roof drainage points to move water laterally across the roof, diverting it to the drainage points. Properly designed, they virtually eliminate ponding (see Photo 1). But many contractors -- and some design professionals -- do not understa...

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Missing Base Attachment

Posted: 07/18/2019

Simply stated, base attachment is the installation of secondary attachment at an angle change to prevent the field membrane from moving. Mule-Hide requires base attachment at angle changes of 2 inches per foot or greater (see Figure 1). Two areas where many contractors become confused are base attac...

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