Why Proteus Hot-Melt®?
As a strong and flexible monolithic system, it also has self-healing characteristics to offer ultra-low maintenance making Hot-Melt and ideal roof waterproofing solution. And because water cannot track under the membrane, any damage can be traced and repaired quickly and easily.
Proteus Hot-Melt® roof waterproofing can be installed with or without insulation and can be designed as a podium, paved, ballasted and green roof system. It does not brittle with age, so once protected from UV exposure the membrane is expected to outlast the lifetime of the substrate on which it is installed.
Advanced Hot-Melt Roof Waterproofing systems from Proteus deliver fast, economical and reliable waterproofing solutions which are particularly suitable for large flat roof decks. It is why Hot-Melt Roof waterproofing has been widely installed on many of the UK’s most prestigious developments for more than 40 years
Our Hot Melt lasts longer
Hot-Melt Roof Waterproofing delivers extended life expectancy, excellent waterproofing performance and competitive installation costs. As a strong and flexible monolithic system, it also has self-healing characteristics to offer ultra-low maintenance. As water cannot track under the membrane, any damage can be traced and repaired quickly and easily.
The Hot-Melt waterproofing has been engineered as a buried structural waterproofing membrane and can incorporate insulation and finishes for inverted roofs such as green or ballasted roofs.
- Fast and straightforward application
- No naked flame
- No on-site curing time required
- Can be laid over flat decks
- Seamless, monolithic bond
- Lasts the lifetime of the structure
Hot Melt Rubberised Bitumen membranes continue to take a growing share of the inverted roofing market together with structural decks such as balconies and podiums, by offering value for money and long term permanent solutions. Some experts claim that this product has taken more than 45% of a market sector once dominated by mastic asphalt.
The two products are very similar, both offering seamless application and incredible longevity, but the price differential, on average some 50% lower for Hot Melt has been a deciding factor in its rapid growth over the last 20 years.
Proteus Hot melt roof waterproofing is a membrane that is applied as a hot liquid directly to a prepared structural deck to create a completely seamless, monolithic layer. It is suitable for use as the waterproofing layer for most new build and refurbishment flat roofing applications.
The most common application of hot melt is an inverted roof system where the membrane is laid directly on the deck and insulation is laid on top, weighed down with ballast materials such as 20-40mm gravel or 50mm paving slabs. Hot melt inverted roofs have many benefits, not least that they can be completely flat.
With an increasing market demand for roofs that fulfil multiple purposes; plant installation, public amenity, access, even storage, there is a need for cost-effective, robust, long lasting, structural waterproofing solutions. Hot melt waterproofing systems have a proven track record of life expectancy, performance, tolerance to wide extremes of weather and generate excellent return on investment.
Hot Melt Roof Waterproofing systems such as those manufactured and supplied by Proteus Waterproofing are also being increasingly used under green roofs. The seamless application which also prevents tracking makes it the ideal membrane for such applications where replacement costs could prove prohibitive in the event of failure.