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Low Slope Roof – 20-year, 2-Ply System Installation Guide

Two-Ply – 20-year System

The use of the SELF-ADHESIVE BASE PLY MEMBRANE – SA SMOOTH PLY 40 as a first layer and the SELF-ADHESIVE GRANULATED CAP SHEETMEMBRANE SA CAP GR OR SA CAP FR GR as a second layer is an ideal solution to ensure the waterproofing of low-slope roofs. These membranes are particularly effective for roofs with a very low slope between 1/8:12 (1%) and 4:12 (33%). For this type of roof, shingles and other traditional coatings are less durable and less aesthetic. This system can be used for a large number of projects, including home expansions, cabins, garages, annexes, carports, sheds, and workshops.

Warranty

The RESISTO two-ply, low slope roofing system is protected by a 20-year system warranty against any manufacturing defect in the products. This warranty applies to low-slope or near-flat residential roofs (up to 1/8:2 or 1% slope) that use the outer perimeter instead of a drain to evacuate water.

Tools Required

  • Paint roller
  • Membrane roller
  • Utility knife
  • Tape measure
  • Trowel
  • Brush

Application Conditions

The minimum installation temperature for each membrane is 50 °F (10 °C). The membranes must be applied on a clean, dry surface. It is important to condition the products at a temperature of at least 50 °F (10 °C) before installation if ambient temperatures are not above 50°F (10 °C) and rising.

Substrate

The substrate must be clean, sound and in good condition. Make sure there are no nails or screws protruding from the surface.

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RESISTO PRIMER application

Mix the primer well before the application.

  • Primer is always recommended;
  • Primer is required on some substrates such as concrete, metal and surfaces that are not ideally clean;
  • See our TDI, FBC and Miami-Dade approvals for requirements and wind uplift ratings.

Apply a coat of RESISTO PRIMER with a brush or roller on a clean, dry surface. The RESISTO H2O PRIMER is not compatible with SEMI-RIGID ASPHALT BOARD; therefore, we recommend using the RESISTO EXTERIOR PRIMER on this type of surface.

Allow 15 minutes to two hours for the primer to dry, depending on the ambient temperature and the amount applied. If the primer is wet, it can make the surface slippery; walk carefully on the roof.

The primer is set once it is tacky but leaves no residue after contact. The primer must be installed over within 24 hours of application in dry weather conditions.

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Installation of the 1st ply – SELF-ADHESIVE BASE PLY MEMBRANE – SA SMOOTH PLY 40

The first strip of the SELF-ADHESIVE BASE PLY MEMBRANE – SA SMOOTH PLY 40 must have a width of 20 in (50 cm): joints of the first waterproofing layer must be offset from those of the second layer made with the SELF-ADHESIVE GRANULATED CAP SHEET – MEMBRANE SA CAP GR OR SA CAP FR GR

Position the membrane parallel to the edge of the roof, leaving an excess of about 3 in (8 cm) on the edge where the gutter will be installed. If the gutter is already in place, install the membrane starting from the roof edge.

 

Unroll and position the roll.

While exerting tension at the other end of the membrane, gradually remove the protective film.

Apply pressure on the membrane using a metal or hard rubber roller to obtain complete adhesion between the substrate and the membrane. This step will also prevent swelling, creases and fish mouths.

Overlap the strips laterally by approximately 4 in (10 cm).

To butt joint two pieces of membrane, an overlap of 6 in (15 cm) is required.

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EDGE FLASHING installation

After installing the membrane, fasten the drip edge to the eave of the roof.

Install a strip of AIR AND VAPOR BARRIER MEMBRANE REDZONE.

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Roof details

Use the RESISTO SELF-ADHERED WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE and follow these illustrations to seal the roof details.

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SELF-ADHESIVE GRANULATED CAP SHEET – MEMBRANE SA CAP GR OR SA CAP FR GR

SELF-ADHESIVE GRANULATED CAP SHEETMEMBRANE SA CAP GR OR SA CAP FR GR

Install the membrane horizontally, starting at the bottom of the slope. Unroll and position the roll. At steeper slopes, it is best to mechanically fasten the membrane by adding roofing nails to the horizontal overlaps every 12 in (30 cm) before covering them with the next membrane strip (Note: all nails must be covered with a membrane).

Remove the protective film from the SELF-ADHESIVE GRANULATED CAP SHEETMEMBRANE SA CAP GR OR SA CAP FR GR

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Immediately apply pressure on the membrane using a metal or hard rubber roller to obtain complete adhesion between the substrate and the membrane. This step will also prevent swelling, creases and fish mouths.

 

The ungranulated part of the membrane (selvege edge) (approximately 4 in [10 cm]) should be used to ensure a good overlap between each strip; the ungranulated surface is provided for this purpose. The overlap must be positioned on the upper side of the slope.

To butt joint two strips of SELF-ADHESIVE GRANULATED CAP SHEETMEMBRANE SA CAP GR OR SA CAP FR GR, allow a 6 in (15 cm) overlap by first applying the ELASTOMERIC SEALANT to cover the granulated part of the membrane to be overlapped. The granulated surface must be covered in Elastomeric Sealer and then rolled to bleed out of the endlap. Our recommendation is approximately 1/8″ of bleed out of the Elastomeric Sealant from the overlap in order to ensure proper coverage and protection.

Overlaps should be offset by least 18 in (46 cm).

If a joint is formed of three layers of overlapping membranes, cut a 45° corner over a width of 4 in (10 cm) in the middle one.

 

Overlaps should be offset by least 18 in (46 cm).

If a joint is formed of three layers of overlapping membranes, cut a 45° corner over a width of 4 in (10 cm) in the middle one.

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Finishing details

LIQUID WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE RESISTOFLASH is an excellent solution for roofing details.

See the details below.

This Installation Guide refers to the minimum installation steps required for the RESISTO product mentioned above. Please note that additional steps may be necessary depending on the substrate. However, this procedure is subject to change. RESISTO reserves the right to modify the documents and procedures at any time. Under no circumstances will RESISTO be liable for installation defects. For more information, please contact your representative, RESISTO’s technical support team, or your construction professional.