Firstly you will need to cut the Fibreglass matting to the size of repair needed. We recommend you cut 50mm outside of the area that needs reinforcing, allowing overlap to the roof on each side of the matting.
Lay the cut matt central on top of the area that needs repairing and mark 20mm over on each side with your marker. This will ensure a tight seal repair.
Use your sandpaper to rub over the edge of the repair and onto the marked lines. This will create the best surface for repair. Ensure you stay within your markings without damaging the existing roof further.
Saturate your cloth with the acetone and carefully apply it to the area within the markings. This will improve the chemical and mechanical bonding of the repair.
Mix a small amount of Resin with a Catalyst, using the mixing stick to ensure that it’s well blended. Use the Fluffy Roller to wet the area with the Resin within the lines.
Place your fibreglass patch centrally over the repair site. Use a Fluffy Roller to work the Resin to cover it fully. Do not exceed the marked lines. The paddle roller can then be used to consolidate the area removing air bubbles. Pay attention to the edge of the area – it will help to create a flatter less obvious repair.
Leave to set 10-20 mins for the jelly-like stage. You can now mix the topcoat and catalyst to apply the final coat to your repair. Use the laminating brush to apply the topcoat. The topcoat may cover the markings but should not overlap them. It’s advisable to be careful when applying the Topcoat, it will set how it is applied, so keep this in mind for a smoother finish.
That’s it, you have now completed your first fibreglass flat roof repair.
What others have said…
“I did my research in depth before attempting this project, I had a friend of mine on hand and ready to get stuck in. I read through the many articles available on www.roofingkitsdirect.co.uk website under the Help & Info section. Ordered my products and cautiously worked through the steps mentioned. The roof looks great and as we weren’t in a position to replace it right now our repair will certainly suffice for some time. The one thing worth mentioning if you have any reservations, ask. The RKD team couldn’t have been more helpful, especially Neil who gave on-the-go advice from start to finish”