SOLITEX MENTO membranes should be laid with the printed side facing the installer. The membranes are to be installed as an underlay or sarking membrane horizontally (parallel to the eave) in a taut manner with no sagging.
When using as a sarking membrane the spacing between the rafters is restricted to 100 cm.
The membrane must not be secured in areas where water collectively drains off (e.g. in grooves).
In the case of uninsulated, undeveloped attic floors, ridge ventilation should be provided. For this purpose, the SOLITEX membrane should finish 5 cm before the ridge. In addition, the undeveloped attic floor should be provided with permanent ventilation devices.
To protect the construction during the building phase, as specified by ZVDH (Zentralverband des Deutschen Dachdeckerhandwerks - National Association of the German Roofing Trade), SOLITEX MENTO roof lining membranes and sarking membranes can be used as a temporary roof cover for up to 6 months. In this case the roof pitch must be at least 14°. The system components TESCON NAIDECK nail sealing tape, ORCON F joint adhesive and TESCON VANA for sticking overlaps or joints must be used.
The connect versions have two self-adhesive zones for secure exterior sealing.
The standards and guidelines of the German roofing trade association must be observed during installation and sealing.
According to the technical regulations of the roofing trade association, they are suitable as a sarking membrane for covering a tiled roof with simple overlapping as an additional protective measure against rain. When using as a roof lining membrane with simple overlapping on a timber shell, the SOLITEX MENTO membranes are also suitable at elevated requirements as an additional protective measure against rain.