The correct tools and equipment are essential to successfully install Monarplan PVC single ply roofing membranes. The video demonstrates the basic tools required whilst also highlighting the need to carry out test welds to determine what is a good and bad weld.
The typical tools required to successfully install Monarplan PVC single ply roofing membranes include:
- A hand held hot air welder
- A 40mm seam roller
- A penny roller
- A seam probe
- A 40mm flat nozzle
- A 20mm flat nozzle
- A 20mm angled nozzle
- A pair of scissors
- A wire brush
Monarplan PVC single ply membranes require temperatures ranging from 360 - 480°C to achieve a successful weld. Hand held welding equipment can be adjusted to achieve the correct temperature.
Before starting to weld, carry out a test to ensure the temperature setting is correct. Too hot, and the membrane will scorch and smoke. Too cold, and the membranes will not fully weld.
A shiny finish along the line of the seam demonstrates a satisfactory weld. Test the weld by pulling the two membranes apart. If the membrane tears, exposing the reinforcement, this is a good weld. If the single ply membranes separate easily, this is a bad weld.