Forum Title: Firestone TPO gets the tick
Well I finally did the training course, today. I have to admit I was quite skeptical of this version as it was quite a stiff product compared to the UK Spectraplan TPE. But I like it! Just last week I was asked to complete a job for another roofing company where they had already installed the fleecebacked TPE membrane on the flat and glued Detail unreinforced TPE onto the upstands at the wall, leaving the lap at the bottom loose. Crikey what a mission trying to weld the Detail down on the flat without it going all wrinkly and buckling, the runs are only 8ft each roof, but its all hand welding. Then I have to weld upside down to get the drip edge over a band of TPE coated metal fixed on the inside of a 63mm wide gutter!. Been practicing for a few days on a model at home, just about got the knack of that, but not looking forward to it on site. Everything?s being done azz backwards, the builder Can't fit the gutter after the drip edge is done because its a pre-welded aluminI'm unit. So I'm not overly impressed with the UK TPE in this situation, its too soft. Doing the practical training with the Firestone I can see the benefits of it being stiff, and with the pre-formed corners etc, its seems a breeze.
Category: Roofing Post By: CHRISTINE CAMPBELL (Bellevue, NE), 02/13/2018

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