Introducing the Flexitec 2020 Roofing System
Posted on 14th December 2021
Introduction to Res-Tec
Established in 2013 as a subsidiary of the Roberts Group, Res-Tec provides a range of services and products for the GRP, composites and roofing industries. Res-Tec Roofing Systems is a branch of Res-Tec that supplies roofing products to the distributor and merchant markets.
The team behind Res-Tec Roofing Systems includes some of the most experienced and respected individuals from a broad range of sectors including polyester resin development and manufacture, composites, polyurethanes and liquid roofing systems. This unique blend of expertise allows Res-Tec to offer a versatile set of services and products tailored to their clients’ requirements
Introducing Flexitec 2020
Our Flexitec 2020 roofing system is a single resin flexible polyester based liquid waterproofing GRP reinforced with 225g chop strand matting whilst being flexible & durable to accommodate potential movement of roofs and again provides unrivalled performance at exceptional value. We believe that Flexitec 2020 truly is “The future of GRP” as Flexitec is able to coat all common roof surfaces such as felt, concrete, asphalt, GRP and timber, we are proud to have manufactured the first flexible GRP available to the merchant market.
Flexitec 2020 Applications Refurbishments We always suggest thoroughly assessing the condition of a roof prior to considering it for overlay with Flexitec 2020. Bear in mind, a “sick roof” will always remain a sick roof and we strongly advise against overlaying a roof that is defective, decayed or has signs of trapped moisture. These roofs should always be stripped and re-decked as required. To be sure the roof is suitable for an overlay, carry out core tests so you can confirm the existing build-up is sound. Flexitec 2020 can coat almost any common roof surface. However, if you’re unsure what’s on the roof we always advice adhesion tests to confirm compatibility. You can read more about this on our manual which you can access online at http://restecroofing.co.uk/products/flexitec-2020/#tab-5
Flexitec 2020 is equally suitable for new build applications, where the system can coat OSB3 boards and innovative Res-Tec’s SA Carrier Layer – a self-adhesive membrane that is bonded to tissue-faced insulation for a rapid warm roof solution, without the need for mechanical fixings. Always make sure the new roof build-up complies with BS 5250 guidelines “Control of Condensation in Buildings” and Part L regulations before you start.
Balconies & Walkways
Flexitec 2020 is available with tough impact resistant finishes suitable for all balcony flooring and walkway applications. They can be used for new build or refurbishment projects and are easily cleaned and maintenance-free. Anti-slip grits can be incorporated within the systems to provide slip resistance and surface wear protection and alternatively the membranes are also fully compatible with timber decking, paving slabs or podium finishes.
With their many environmental and practical benefits and their ability to increase the likelihood of a successful planning application, green roof systems are becoming more and more popular. Flexitec 2020 is seamless, maintenance-free, light-weight and exceptionally long-lasting, making it the ideal green roof base.
Benefits of Flexitec 2020
Similar to GRP fibreglass, Flexitec 2020 is genuinely rapid-curing (30 – 60mins walk-over time) with an extra-tough finish
Similar to liquid overlay systems it’s flexible and can coat a range of roof surfaces.
Highly flexible and suitable for any size or shape roof without the need for expansion joints
Totally seamless membrane – no joints, no welds, no weak points
Applied as a one coat or two coat system
Single resin system that can be repaired / overcoated without grinding down
Can be applied to almost any roof surfaces including felt, asphalt, concrete, GRP, PVC single-ply and metal details.
Benefits for contractors
Reduced labour costs
Ease of use and detailing work speed
One resin system, remedial work is a breeze
Cold applied meaning lower insurance premiums
20 year materials guarantee for trained installers
Benefits to end user
No disruption to existing roof when overlaying
Roof can remain waterproof during works by avoiding the need to strip
Extremely cost effective
No landfill waste
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