Mule Hide EPDM Flashing and Adhesives Guide

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While many roofing projects are likely to have their special problems, the contractor is certain to encounter some common features over and over again, such as curbs, walls, pipes, corners, and drains. This article is going to go over some aspects of Mule Hide EPDM flashing and adhesives while addressing some common roof features quickly and effectively.

Starting with the storage and handling. All of Mule Hides flashing and adhesives that are delivered to the jobsite shall be in their original, unopened containers or wrappings and clearly labeled with the manufacture’s name, product identification and date of manufacture. You should make sure to protect all of the materials from any damage during and after transit, storage, and delivery to the jobsite. Place all the materials on pallets and protect from moisture. Any materials that are damaged in handling or storage cannot be used.

Store all of the materials in a clean, dry area protected from the elements. All adhesives and caulking need to be stored at temperatures between 60 F and 80 F. Materials that are exposed to lower temperatures affect the workability and performance of the product. Any flammable materials needs to be stored in a cool, dry area away from any open flames and sparks. Follow all precautions on labels and boxes.

The materials used in flashing, the Mule Hide non-reinforced EPDM membrane is available for use with a fully adhered system in standard widths of 7, 10, and 20 feet, and lengths of 50 and 100 feet. This membrane is used to flash flat surfaces, and is cut to the appropriate size in the field. Mule Hide splice adhesive is a black or white solvent based, synthetic rubber based product designed for splicing EPDM roof membranes and uncured EPDM flashing.

Mule Hide bonding adhesive, which is solvent based, is an amber colored synthetic rubber based adhesive designed to bond with the EPDM membranes to approved insulation, boards, metal, concrete, wood, and other approved substrates. Mule Hide water based adhesive is a non-flammable and non-toxic acrylic latex based adhesive that is designed to bond EPDM membranes to the approved insulation boards, wood, concrete, and other approved decking materials. Mule Hide in seam tape is a cured butyl rubber designed to adhere EPDM membrane seams in conjunction with Mule Hide’s tape primer.

Mule Hide tape primer is a cleaner specifically formulated to clean and prime EPDM membrane surfaces to be bonded with splice adhesives, in seam tapes or cured and uncured EPDM laminates.

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Source by Joseph Vann Hamby Sr.