Installing a low slope roof installation is not necessarily a complicated task. A professional roofer equipped with general tools can do it. However, there are specialized considerations before installation of self-adhered modified Bitumen roofing:
- Caulk gun to apply adhesives
- A weighted roller to press the membrane into place
- Seam probing tool to examine the small voids
- Right trowel to apply adhesive to the flashing details
If the weather is cold you will need:
To use a hot air welder as a replacement for trowel (if application instructions from the manufacturer recommend so).
In case you prefer priming, you will need:
A long-handled roller with a measurement of 1/8″-1/4″ nap to apply primer (1/4″ nap for extended porous surface, and 1/8″ nap necessary for smooth surfaces).
The general rule when it comes to residential applications is simple: the self-adhered roofing needs to be applied only on the plywood decks with a minimum of 1/2” thick and Oriented Strand Board (OSB) decks of 7/16” thick, with at least 1/4” slope. As a recommendation, an anchor sheet should be attached mechanically to the wood before self-adhering to the cap layer or ply.