Configured Platforms provide 2 options for the mounting of Series 1 and Series 3 platforms. These tapes are manufactured to Configured Platforms specification and come adhered to the underside of the Wedges for Series 1 and the underside of the Frames for Series 3.
NEOPRENE FOAM RUBBER TAPE
This is a medium density foam rubber tape 40mm wide x 6mm thick that is designed to compress and provide traction to the roof material without adhering. This tape provides a dissimilar metals barrier and has excellent vibration and acoustic absorption. This tape is also waterproof and can be fixed through it providing a waterproof seal where required.
APPLICATION: For lower pitch roofs 5⁰ or less where the size of the platform and its surrounds and/or the weight of the plant and equipment on the platform do not pose a wind resistance threat to the platforms stability.
ADVANTAGES: This tape is the easiest to work with as the platform is not adhered to the roof allowing it to be moved or adjusted before it is loaded. It also has the most cushioning to take up variations in the surface of the roof.
VHB FOAM TAPE
This is a high strength VHB foam tape 40mm wide x 2mm thick that comes with a removable backing that is designed to adhere the platform to the roof surface. This tape provides unsurpassed adhesion (≥ 45N/25mm) and tensile strength (≥ 55N/25cm²). It is a dissimilar metals barrier and has good vibration and acoustic absorption.
APPLICATION: For steeper pitch roofs 6⁰ or more and where the size of the platform and its surrounds and/or the weight of the plant and equipment on the platform pose a wind resistance threat to the platforms stability.
ADVANTAGES: This tape provides peace of mind that the platform is permanently adhered to the roof surface. Note: once the backing tape has been removed and the platform members have come in contact with the roof surface, they will be permanently adhered immediately and will not be able to be pulled loose – so please be careful when placing the members during the installation.