Refurbishing flat roofs with EPDM waterproofing membranes from RESITRIX®

Professional advice – from the refurbishment concept to the implementation process

Flat roof refurbishment projects require specialists: from the roof condition analysis and the requirements resulting from continued use of the building and the roof, to the development of a cost-efficient refurbishment solution in compliance with all the valid standards and technical rules.

Together with our team of specialist consultants, application engineers, construction engineers and architects, we as manufacturers want to provide our customers with expert support during all these phases.

As with so many things in life, the permanent and reliable waterproofing of a flat roof is a question of technology. Thanks to our innovative, high-quality RESITRIX® waterproofing solutions, a roof’s service life can even exceed the service life of the building it is installed on. The South German Plastics Centre acknowledges the fact that RESITRIX® has a service life of more than 50 years.

RESITRIX® waterproofing membranes make partial surface and complete refurbishment projects on the existing roof waterproofing solution an absolute doddle, so you can rest assured that your roof won’t end up leaking again.

With our five RESITRIX® membranes, we offer you outstanding EPDM solutions for every refurbishment situation.

RESITRIX® Anwendungen und Lösungen EPDM Flachdachabdichtung alle RESITRIX® Rollen

Our services for you at a glance

  • Creation of refurbishment concepts (flat roof check)
  • Roof inspections and roof openings in refurbishment situations
  • Supervision of construction until the final inspection of the construction site
  • Practical briefing on the construction site by an installation instructor
  • Individual roof structure and detailed solution design
  • U-value calculations according to the currently valid Energy Saving Regulations (EnEV)
  • Wind suction calculations
  • Drainage calculations
  • Advanced test runs in our in-house test laboratory

Refurbishment right on top of an old waterproofing solution

If, once all the necessary preliminary inspections are complete, it is decided that the existing layers are stable and can be left in place, so only the roof waterproofing solution has to be supplemented, RESITRIX® waterproofing membranes offer a range of possibilities for applying a new waterproofing solution. Laying one of the self-adhesive RESITRIX® membranes has proven to be particularly beneficial, as it can be laid on all substrates that are free from plasticisers once the old waterproofing solution has been prepared.

Refurbishment with additional insulation or following complete removal

It is not always possible to use this approach – if the functional safety of the individual functional layers is restricted, or if there are plans to perform an energy-based refurbishment, for example. When arranging an additional thermal insulation layer or when completely restructuring the layer structure, RESITRIX® waterproofing membranes can be arranged right on top of all conventional insulating materials or flat sub-structures. The suitable RESITRIX® membrane is then selected and laid as a single-layer solution, taking all the conditions into account. Please refer to the RESITRIX® planning guidelines for the versatile layer combinations and laying variants.

+ Refurbishment on top of an old waterproofing solution

Refurbishment right on top of an old waterproofing solution

If, once all the necessary preliminary inspections are complete, it is decided that the existing layers are stable and can be left in place, so only the roof waterproofing solution has to be supplemented, RESITRIX® waterproofing membranes offer a range of possibilities for applying a new waterproofing solution. Laying one of the self-adhesive RESITRIX® membranes has proven to be particularly beneficial, as it can be laid on all substrates that are free from plasticisers once the old waterproofing solution has been prepared.

+ Refurbishment with insulation

Refurbishment with additional insulation or following complete removal

It is not always possible to use this approach – if the functional safety of the individual functional layers is restricted, or if there are plans to perform an energy-based refurbishment, for example. When arranging an additional thermal insulation layer or when completely restructuring the layer structure, RESITRIX® waterproofing membranes can be arranged right on top of all conventional insulating materials or flat sub-structures. The suitable RESITRIX® membrane is then selected and laid as a single-layer solution, taking all the conditions into account. Please refer to the RESITRIX® planning guidelines for the versatile layer combinations and laying variants.

Downloads for the area of application:

RESITRIX® Installation Instructions

RESITRIX® Product Catalogue

RESITRIX® Specification Guidlines