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.
Waterprooﬁng layer laid under slate rooﬁng tiles.
- Long lasting.
- Prevent ingress of dust.
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.
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
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.