4. Handing and Dry Fitting Fibre Glass Mat
- Matrix Chopped Strand Roofing Mat (CSM) is available in various weights expressed in gm/m2 . Common weights of CSM include 300gm/450gm/600gm
- We recommend using 450gm CSM x 75mm bandage and 1 layer x 600gm CSM for the main laminate.
- Balconies can be constructed using 2x 450gm layers with staggered joins and no overlaps
- CSM quality varies considerably. Do not use poor quality mat –it is not suitable for roofing applications and will not save you money long-term. Call backs are expensive.
- We can only issue a Premium guarantee for laminates made from first quality Matrix CSM.
- Mat must be kept dry. Water contamination cannot be reversed and damp mat will fail.
- Cut mat with a sharp Stanley knife. Or tear mat against a straight edge on the deck for a feather edge.
- CSM should be dry fitted on the deck and then re-rolled and put aside for use later.
- It is often best to start at the drip edge and lay the mat parallel with the drip trim.
- CSM has two edges – a sharp cut edge and a feathered edge. Overlap the feathered edge onto the cut edge where possible – it will help disguise the joints.
- Overlap the CSM joints a minimum of 50mm.
- Overlap the glass onto the trims by approx 50mm.
- The main laminate should not be visible from the ground and should terminate on the deck
- Check you have sufficient bandage to complete trim to deck joints, board joints (if you are not using T&G boards) and details (up-stands, downpipes, corners etc).
- Matrix CSM is supplied in approx 30kg rolls. Bandage is supplied in 75M x 75mm rolls.
- To calculate m2/roll: divide the weight of the roll by the weight of the glass/m2.
- For example a 33kg roll of 600gm CSM is approx 55m2 (30kg/0.6kg = 55m2)
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