on How To Apply Roof Fabric
For use on:
the roof from splitting
* Not for use on tar and gravel
Ames'® Polyester Contouring Roof Fabric adds
substantial strength to the coating of roof surfaces.
It reinforces the coating to resist ripping and tearing.
Roof Fabric increases penetration resistance. It may be
cut to different widths for specialized jobs. Roof Fabric
is especially useful for roof decks and gutter areas and
may be used over plywood, concrete, metal and many other
Do-It-Yourself in three easy steps
Roof Fabric is normally set with Super
Elasto-Barrier , but in special cases may be set with Maximum-Stretch,
Snow Seal®, or Iron Coat. Surface preparation is everything.
Prepare the roof by removing dirt, moss and other debris.
Power wash and let dry thoroughly. Prime the roof smooth
and apply seam tape and Super Elasto-Barrier to all joints
Step one: Starting at one
end pour out a liberal amount of coating onto the surface.
Use a push broom or roller to spread the coating out in
a path slightly wider than the roof fabric being used. Roll
the fabric into the wet coating until the coating comes
up through the fabric and totally saturates it. This is
best done by laying the roll of fabric down and pushing
it forward into the wet coating with the push broom or roller
while the excess coating comes up through the fabric. Avoid
folds and wrinkles. Use a liberal amount of coating. The
fabric will absorb almost two gallons per 100 square feet.
Step two: With the roller
or push broom, pull the excess coating off to the side in
preparation for laying the next row of fabric. Use the lap
line on the fabric roll as a guide. One may butt or overlap
the fabric. If you choose to overlap the fabric, overlap
its entire length by three to four inches. Overlap may leave
a seam. Repeat this process until the entire surface is
completely covered with fabric. Allow to dry completely
24 to 48 hours.
Step three: To complete
the roof fabric application process, apply an additional
coat over the surface to completely seal and fill all remaining
pinhole openings in the fabric. The goal is to have all
pinholes filled and no less than 30 mils of thickness (a
dime). The coating is best applied by pouring out and spreading.
Topcoat with Ames'® Maximum-Stretch, Safe-T-Deck or Snow Seal® according to label specifications. Allow proper drying between
How to apply
Roof Fabric (printer friendly)
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