Roof Traffic Pads
ROOF TRAFFIC AND VIBRATION PROTECTION PADS
Roof Traffic Pads and DUO-PAD® Roof
Traffic and Vibration Protection Pads provide design authorities, roofing
contractors and building owners with 2 ways to cost-effectively protect and
isolate roofing systems from destructive maintenance traffic and machinery
Tremendous demands are being placed on the integrity of building roof
systems. The roof stands as a ready platform to accept today's broad array of
environmental equipment including heating, air conditioning and ventilating
equipment, solar collectors, water supply, electronic and window washing
equipment, signs and displays. The utilization of the roof to accommodate all of
these activities generates a steady flow of traffic to install, service,
maintain and secure this equipment. As a result, the integrity of the roofing
system is subjected to a constant flow of potentially destructive traffic never
planned for by the roofing system manufacturer.
To solve this problem, specify and apply a roof walkway of tough,
durable and aesthetically pleasing roof traffic pads. The installation of
SEALTIGHT WHITEWALK and/or DUO-PAD provides a designated "safe" area
on which to walk. Highly absorbent, shock-resistant DUO-PAD Roof Traffic Pads
are also ideal for application under machinery and equipment to safe-guard the
roof and serve as anti-vibration pads. Used around the perimeter of the roof,
they provide a safe roadway for the rolling of window washing equipment.
SEALTIGHT WHITEWALK and DUO-PAD Roof Traffic Pads may be used individually or in
conjunction with each other to provide the exact type of protection and safety
desired for each roofing system.
ROOF TRAFFIC PADS
SEALTIGHT WHITEWALK Roof Traffic Pads are
multi-ply, asphaltic panels consisting of a reinforced carrier sheet, fortified
asphaltic core and a non-slip top surface of white mineral granules that
reflects heat, and helps assure safe footing. SEALTIGHT WHITEWALK is
specifically designed to provide a durable, visually designated walkway over
most types of roofing systems. It is commonly used wherever there's a need to
protect the integrity of the roofing system from maintenance traffic.
SEALTIGHT WHITEWALK Roof Traffic Pads, with its white granular
surface, provides an obvious, designated safe walkway for service routes to
equipment of various types and traffic paths to, under and around signs and
displays. WHITEWALK is compatible with fiberglass mesh, asphaltic coatings,
asphalt-saturated felts, butyl rubber, neoprene, EPDM and most polyvinylchloride
and plastic sheetings.
SEALTIGHT WHITEWALK is not recommended for use on areas such as sundecks,
elevated patios, etc. where sharp or pointed furniture legs and high heel foot
traffic would puncture its surface.
Features and Benefits
|White reflective surface serves as a visual traffic
|Easy to handle and install – no special tools
|Fully compatible with most currently popular roofing
|Absorbs the impact of traffic with its tough asphaltic
|Available in 3 thicknesses
Built-up roofing and Modified Bitumen
Systems: Apply WHITEWALK Roof Traffic Pads after the roof has been completely
surfaced with gravel, slag, etc. Sweep away all loose surfacing materials from
the area to receive the WHITEWALK panels. Install the panels with spot
applications of plastic cement or the same coating used to embed the gravel.
Embed and step each panel into the spot applied cement or coating. Single-Ply
Roofing Systems. Consult the manufacturer of the roofing system for assurance of
compatibility with the WHITEWALK panels and for adhesive recommendations.
NOTE: WHITEWALK Roof Traffic Pads should be spaced and applied like stepping
stones to permit the unrestricted flow of free water. Apply with minimum of
1" to 3" (25.4mm to 76.2mm) between panels. Do not butt tightly.
WHITEWALK can be cut to size on the job to fit around roof equipment.
|STANDARD SIZES (Nominal)*
1/2" x 3' x 5' & 6' (12.7mm
x .91m x 1.5m & 1.83m)
3/4" x 3' x 3' & 5' (19.05mm x .91m x .91m & 1.5m)
|APPROX. WEIGHT PER 100 FT²
330 lbs. (16.11 kg/m²)
495 lbs. (24.17 kg/m²)
|Roof Traffic and Vibration
||DUOPAD Guide Specification
SEALTIGHT DUO-PAD Roof Traffic and
Vibration Protection Pads are composed of reprocessed rubber and selected
bonding agents to provide tough, durable and impact-absorbent panels compatible
with current popular roofing adhesives.
DUO-PAD was developed to meet the ever-increasing popularity of the many
single-ply roofing systems plus the desire of many in the industry to use a
rubber-to-rubber roof walkway. They are equally effective for built-up roofs.
SEALTIGHT DUO-PAD offers the same positive protection and safety for the roofing
system as does WHITEWALK, when used to provide a designated "safe"
area for maintenance traffic.
In addition, the dense, durable, rubber composition of DUO-PAD offers dual
application versatility as it provides safety and protection for the roof when
used as machinery pads and anti-vibration pads under HVAC and other equipment
installed on the roof.
SEALTIGHT DUO-PAD Roof Traffic and Vibration Pads are available in
3 thicknesses for application flexibility. The 3/4" thick DUO-PAD is ideal
for application on the perimeter of the roof to provide a shock absorbent
"roadway" for the rolling of window washing equipment. In this
application, the highly absorbent DUO-PAD increases the mobility of the
equipment and effectively absorbs the shock of the equipment impact without
reflecting or transmitting the shock to the roofing membrane.
Features and Benefits
|Provides a safe, sure-footed protective walkway
|Installs quickly and easily. Simple to cut and conform
to roof openings or obstructions
|Ideal for single-ply or built-up roof applications
|Multi-functional – use as roof traffic and machinery
|Available in 3 thicknesses|
ADHESIVES: SEALTIGHT DUO-PAD Traffic Pads
are compatible with most currently popular synthetic EPDM and PVC adhesives.
DUO-PAD should be spot adhered to the roofing membrane with a high-bonding
adhesive, as recommended by the roofing membrane manufacturer. The adhesive must
be compatible with the roofing membrane. When spot-adhering DUO-PAD, make sure
that all corners receive adhesive. However, when installing on a roofing
membrane not bituminous in nature, obtain adhesive recommendations from the
manufacturer of the roofing system. Remove gravel from the area to be covered on
built-up roofs. When hot asphalt is used, let surface cool until tacky, and then
spot adhere the DUO-PAD to the roof surface.
On new construction, apply DUO-PAD directly to the roofing membrane. On existing
roofs, carefully remove the existing gravel from the area to be covered. Apply 2
plies of felt, fully mopped-in with the same bitumen used in its built-up roof
construction, and place the DUO-PAD in position. Install SEALTIGHT DUO-PAD in
stepping stone fashion, with 1" (25.4mm) to 3" (76.2mm) spacing
between, to permit the unrestricted flow of free water.
SEALTIGHT DUO-PAD Traffic Pads are easy to cut on the job to fit around drains,
obstacles and roof top equipment. If the standard thicknesses do not provide a
walkway as thick as desired, 2 or more pieces can be laminated on-site using any
currently popular rubber adhesive.
|STANDARD SIZES (Nominal)*
3/8" x 30" x 48" (9.53mm x .76m x 1.22m)
1/2" x 30" x 48" (12.7mm x .76m x 1.22m)
3/4" x 32" x 48" (19.05mm x .81m x 1.22m)
*Other lengths available upon
|APPROX. WEIGHT PER
24.5 lbs. (11.1 kg)
32.5 lbs. (14.7 kg)
51.75 lbs. (23.5 kg)
Read and follow application information,
precautions and Material Safety Data information.
This material last updated October 2000
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