Planning notes

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Planning notes

In or­der to achieve the best pos­sible res­ults when in­stalling the roof lin­ing and sark­ing mem­branes of the pro clima SOLI­TEX MENTO fam­ily, please con­sider the fol­low­ing points when plan­ning and im­ple­ment­ing your pro­ject.

 

 

No rear ventilation is necessary

No rear ventilation is necessary Thanks to the high diffusion permeability of pro clima SOLITEX, rear ventilation of insulation is not required. The membrane can be applied directly onto the thermal insulation in all cases, i.e. the insulation thickness can be equal to the full height of the rafters. In the case of non-insulated attics, it is advantageous to provide hip ridge ventilation in order to ventilate the attic space. Complicated and often ineffective aeration and ventilation details at the eaves, ridge, valley, hip and additional roof features are thus unnecessary.

 

Maximum diffusion permeability

Moisture can dry out of the structure to the outside more easily and more quickly. This is advantageous both during the construction phase (when construction timber may be moist) and during normal use (when moisture from indoor air penetrates into the structure by diffusion or convection).
As a rule, moisture due to construction work should be able to escape the building quickly by ventilation through open windows. Dryers can help to speed up the drying process in wintertime.
This helps to avoid permanently high levels of relative humidity.

 

No tent effect

The pore-free SOLITEX membrane offers particularly good protection against driving rain. Membranes in the SOLITEX MENTO family can be installed directly on top of insulation materials or roof decking. A tent effect is reliably prevented by the monolithic membrane and the multi-layer structure. The term ‘tent effect’ refers to the phenomenon that watertight tent sheets cause the entry of large amounts of moisture into building components at their points of contact.

Retrofitting underlays

In cases where there were previously no underlays, these can be retrofitted using SOLITEX underlay and sarking membranes. SOLITEX membranes provide optimal protection for the insulation structure thanks to the new technology of pore-free membranes. They are highly permeable and, at the same time, particularly resistant to driving rain, tear-resistant and insensitive to wood preservatives.
SOLITEX MENTO 1000, 3000 and 5000 can be combined with all mat-shaped and panel-shaped insulation materials. For blown-in insulation, the use of reinforced SOLITEX MENTO PLUS is recommended.

 

Rainproof roof lining

The SOLI­TEX MENTO fam­ily ful­fils the re­quire­ments of the ZVDH (Zen­t­ral­verb­and des Deutschen Dachdeck­er­handwerks - Na­tion­al As­so­ci­ation of the Ger­man Roof­ing Trade) as a res­ult of their ex­cep­tion­al high wa­ter­tight­ness and high strength. It is suit­able as an ad­di­tion­al rain pro­tec­tion meas­ure:

  • as a roof lin­ing mem­brane of classes 3, 4 and 5
  • as a roof sark­ing mem­brane of classes 3, 4 and 6

The mem­branes can be used as a tem­por­ary cov­er.

 

Classification of the membranes in classes according to the ZVDH instructions

Name according to ZVDH pro clima SOLITEX (1) Adhesive and tape, nail sealing tape Class
Roof lining
Seam and perforation-secure roof lining pro clima SOLITEX MENTO 1000 (or the respective connect version) with pro clima system accessories Adhesion in accordance with pro clima bonding agents and with TESCON NAIDECK 3
Bonded roof lining as before Adhesion in accordance with pro clima bonding agents, without nail sealing tape 4
Overlapped roof lining pro clima SOLITEX MENTO 1000 Loosely overlapping 5
Sarking
Seam and perforation-secure roof sarking Taut or free-hanging pro clima SOLITEX MENTO 1000 (or the respective connect version) with pro clima system accessories Adhesion in accordance with pro clima bonding agents and with TESCON NAIDECK 3 (2)
Seam-secured roof sarking as before Adhesion in accordance with pro clima bonding agents, without nail sealing tape 4
Sarking Taut or free-handing pro clima SOLITEX MENTO 1000 Loosely overlapping 6

(1) pro clima SOLITEX MENTO membranes are always laid beneath the counter batten, the counter batten is not integrated.
(2) The requirement for roof sarking membranes is USB-A, which pro clima SOLITEX MENTO membranes fulfil.

 

What to do if you still have questions?

For quer­ies please call a pro clima tech­nic­al hot­line