Use of Sealants

Do not use acetic acid based sealants.  
While being ideal for use with other materials,
they liberate aggressive by-products during curing which is detrimental to sheet steel.
These often have a vinegar or ammonia smell.

Use neutral cure silicone rubber sealants which offer the following:

  • Good adhesion to the clean surface of roof sheeting.
  • Water resistance and are non-corrosive to the sheeting.
  • Resistance to extremes of heat and cold while retaining good flexibility.
  • Provide high resistance to ultra-violet rays (sunlight)
    and have a long service life.

Mineral turpentine is suitable for cleaning only the surfaces to be adhered and remove all residual solvent with a dry cloth. 

While spirits such as Shell X-55 can also be used to clean the surfaces to be sealed.

From rebar and welded mesh, to barbed wire, chain link fencing, water tanks, wheelbarrows and nails, purchasing from a manufacturer and consolidating your shipping, will result in significant savings against standard retail purchases.

By making prudent arrangements regarding the shipping container, your material security and product availability
will save on your production time.

Contact our knowledgeable staff and find out how we can work together to make your construction, stronger and safer.

NB. This article is for general information purposes only and is meant as an incentive to the reader, who should then research and seek advice from their architectural and construction professionals to confirm that the ideas expressed are possible within the building codes of their territory or within the limitations of their home's architecture. ECMIL only recommends their own products and third party products which they supply, as part of their company's roofing solutions to customers.