03 Apr Using Flexitec 2020 with Gutters
Using Flexitec 2020 with Gutters
In response to frequesntly asked questions regarding applying Flexitec 2020 to waterproof gutters; Here we summarise a few key points to help ensure your customers carry out a successful installation.
1. Coating Lined Gutters
If the gutter has an existing waterproof coating (such as GRP or single-ply) then you can treat it as you would a roof or balcony, i.e. applying Flexitec 2020 Primer (where required) & Resin to encapsulate the existing coverings.
2. Coating Metal Gutters
This is classed as a “non-standard” application and we always advise that you contact Res-Tec Technical Services to discuss suitability before advising your customers. There are a few important pointers that apply for most gutter applications including:
- All lap joints and other points of expansion will require dis-bonding with masking tape prior to local reinforcement;
- Res-Tec Metallic Primer will usually be required;
- Areas of significant rusting should be treated with a proprietary rust-converter before priming;
- Ensure the membrane can be taken up at least 150mm onto the gutter upstands.
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