Roofing Accessories Guide
Regarding roofing, it's not just about the sheets that cover your structure but also the often overlooked yet crucial accessories that ensure a well-finished, secure, and weather-resistant roof. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into a range of roofing accessories that play a vital role in enhancing the functionality and aesthetics of your roofing project.
- Fixing Buttons - Pack of 10
Roof fixing buttons are indispensable for intermediate rafters where capex bars aren't used. Constructed from durable PVC, these buttons feature a protruding neck or grommet extension. Installing them involves drilling through the multiwall sheet and securing the button with a screw. Applying silicone in the drilled hole ensures a watertight seal, preventing water from seeping in. Take care not to overtighten the screw, as it can lead to depressions on the sheet's surface.
- U Channel 2.1 metres
The 'U' shaped profile, also known as the Roof Sheet Enclosure (RSC), is a PVC channel that offers an aesthetic finish to sheet ends, especially at the gutter end. Perfectly fitted for multiwall polycarbonate roofing sheets, the U profile protects the breather tape from the elements, extending the lifespan of your roofing system.
- Glazing Bar with Rag
Designed with versatility in mind, glazing bars are raised aluminium profiles featuring gaskets on each side. They find their place lying flat over sheet joins or standing vertically in applications like greenhouses and sheds.
- Aluminium F Profile
Description: The rigid aluminium F profile is a staple in lean-to roof construction. This profile securely holds multiwall roofing sheets in place on the first and last rafters, offering stability and preventing movement.
- Adhesive Breather Tape Grey
Breather tape is a game-changer for multiwall sheet ends. Its adhesive edges ensure a snug fit, while tiny perforations in the centre enable ventilation of the flutes, allowing the roofing system to 'breathe'.
- Silicone Sealant 310ml
This versatile white and clear silicone sealant is a must-have for Multiwall Polycarbonate roofing sheets. Rapid curing and waterproof when set, it boasts high elasticity for glazing and roof applications, ensuring a reliable, durable seal.
- Tack Band Foil Butyl 1.4mm 5 metres
Tack Band Foil is a high-tack adhesive tape perfect for waterproof sealing over roof joins and intersections. Its 'lead look' matte finish adds a touch of style to its functionality.
- Clear Polycarbonate HP Profile
The clear H profile joiner serves as an efficient connector for 10/16mm multiwall polycarbonate sheets, enabling a secure and seamless side-by-side arrangement.
- Aluminium Foil Tape (for Multiwall Sheet)
Micron-thin and featuring a hi-tack adhesive, the foil tape is perfect for securing the upper end of multiwall sheets under eaves or structures, ensuring a watertight seal.
10. Glazing Bar Snap Down Bar 10-25
The Capex Snap Down bar is a versatile solution for horizontal-to-vertical sheet transitions. Designed for multiwall polycarbonate thicknesses ranging from 10mm to 25mm, it offers flexibility and ease of use.
11. Lean To Flashing Profile 3.0m
The Lean To Flashing Profile (LTF) is essential when connecting roofing sheets to flat walls, ensuring waterproofing and stability.
12. Hand-Held Perspex Cutter | For Panels 1mm to 10mm
This handy tool is a two-in-one solution for cutting and deburring small acrylic or plexiglass panels with a thickness range of 1mm to 10mm.
To summarise, roofing accessories are the unsung heroes contributing to your roofing project's overall functionality, longevity, and aesthetics. By selecting the right accessories and using them correctly, you can ensure a well-protected and visually appealing roof that stands the test of time.