Hot melt waterproofing has become incredibly popular over the last 20 years or so. It’s a unique and incredibly versatile roofing solution that comes with a range of benefits – it’s a solution that we install a lot here at Protech. Hot melt roofing systems work by applying a self-healing membrane to your roof. This is created by applying a hot liquid directly to the pre-prepared structural surface. This allows it to be a fully bonded monolithic system that is flexible and versatile, able to be used on any building. It adjusts to the shape of a building and creates an incredibly efficient and effective waterproofing system.
The benefits of hot melt waterproofing include:
-A ‘live’ membrane during its lifespan
-Durability to match or exceed building lifespan
-No falls required
-Ideal for storing materials on during the construction process
Here at Protech, we have long-standing and close partnerships with some of the best suppliers and providers in the industry. Our suppliers include IKO and Bauder, providers on top quality hot melt solutions. This gives us access to a wide range of fantastic and impressive hot melt installation options when it comes to providing the roofing for our customers. With partners such as IKO and Bauder, Protech Roofing can offer you a long-lasting, flexible and versatile waterproof solution for your roof – installed by an expert team of experienced professionals.
Hot melt roofing is designed to be incredibly long-lasting – surviving as long as the building itself. Its surface is tough and very resistant to impact damage, which is because of its unique self-healing properties. This is possible because of the way hot melt bonds fully to the structure – this avoids the change of water tracking and allows minor penetrations to be self-healed.
Hot melt waterproofing can also be laid down in temperatures as low as -10°C, which is much lower than the temperature at which most flat roofing can be installed. This allows the hot melt to be installed during the winter and in particularly harshly cold environments. It’s also extremely resistant to rain, snow and frost immediately after installation, with high tensile strength making it an exceptionally tough and resistant roofing solution.
One of the reasons that the team here at Protech love hot melt waterproofing such is because of its eco-friendly nature. There’s no packaging to dispose of when installing hot melt, so there’s no wrapper or plastic waste to worry about. Not only this, but hot melt roofing is also very easily recycled – making it completely environmentally friendly. You won’t need to worry about the environment with this non-polluting solution – making it a great option for those of us who are environmentally conscious.
It’s also a very robust system, which allows for high footfall and traffic. If you want to make your roof a living, usable environment, you might find hot melt waterproofing to be an excellent choice. It’s perfect for green roofs and water features thanks to its waterproofing, durability and versatility.
Protech Roofing works with the best suppliers in the industry, allowing us to provide a top-class service from day one. Our suppliers include Bauder, IKO, among many others who offer a wide variety of hot melt solutions, there is always one that is perfect for you. Our suppliers design their hot melt systems to provide longevity, flexibility, waterproofing, and easy installation. The team at Protech Roofing use their knowledge to match your project with the best solution.
Hot melt roofing is viable on roofs that can bear the weight of 95 to 140kg/m2. It’s installation requires the consideration of insulation, wind conditions, drainage and overflow, why you need a professional contractor like Protech Roofing. Protech Roofing’s installation specialists have been through extensive training in the installation of hot melt systems and can provide you with the best solutions to fit your individual needs. As approved members of the NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors), you can have peace of mind that your roofing is in safe hands.
Are you interested in hot melt waterproofing? Please get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you find the perfect roofing solution for your needs. Discover what the expert team here at Protech has to offer your building or refurbishment project.