Reflective waterproofing membrane under slate roofs.

slatex® 2000 is a bituminised roofing felt, faced over half its width with a heat-laminated layer of aluminium foil.

abe Construction Chemicals DIY slatex 2000 applications


Waterproofing layer laid under slate roofing tiles.

  • Long lasting.
  • Prevent ingress of dust.
  • Waterpoofs.

abe Construction Chemicals DIY slatex 2000 properties

Surface Preparation

All surfaces to be clean, dry, sound, free from all laitance, fungal growth, grease, oil or loose and flaking particles.

Bonding / Priming

No priming required.


Effective coverage per roll: 4.0 m2.


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Starting at the lowest point of the slope, roll slatex® 2000 out across the roof parallel to the eaves.

The aluminium foil strip must face upward on the lower half of the slatex. The slatex® 2000 is then nailed, with large-headed copper clout nails, through the unprotected felt, onto a batten. In aggressive coastal environments it is safer to use Muntz metal (63 copper, 36 zinc, one tin) clout nails if available. After slating over the aluminium area the next strip of slatex® 2000 is applied in similar fashion so that the aluminium foil coated area of the second sheet overlaps the uncoated strip of the first sheet.

Work proceeds up the slope of the roof until the entire area has been slated. End laps in the felt must be overlapped by a minimum of 150 mm.


Tools, brushes and mixing equipment should be cleaned immediately after use and before material has set with abe® super brush cleaner followed by washing with soap and water.

Protection / Maintenance on Completion

Apply slate tiles, which will act as the final finish.


slatex® 2000 is supplied in rolls of 20 m x 450 mm (2.2 mm thick).

Handling & Storage
Shelf life of 24 months, but shorter if in extreme conditions. Keep tightly sealed in a dry cool place in the original packaging.

Rolls should be stacked upright, no more than three high.

Health & Safety

Product safety information required for safe use is not included. Before handling, read product and safety data sheets and container labels for safe use, physical and health hazard information. The safety data sheet is available from your local a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals branch.