First post on a roofing forum. Quick background I’m 27, have been installing since 18, started my own company my junior year of college, has been on the upward swing ever since.
I’m finally at a point this year in which I was not able to finish all my scheduled projects before the snow hit. I have personally never laid TPO with snow on the roof. I’m looking for some insight/tips in regards to running this system under winter weather conditions. We start 150sq layover (1 layer EPDM on roof now, running 1” iso 60 mill). Pretty wide open project, minor protrusions for the size.
Our first thought is to build a set of “hot box’s” (12x6x8, heaters attached inside) on casters for the welders to be in to help heat the materials that are fastened prior to welding?
Our second thought is instead of just having materials stacked on pallets and tarped, to build an additional hotbox (using an old military tent and a salamander) to heat the materials up in advance every morning.
Mainly curious as to weather this would improve weld time, but more importantly quality of the weld in cold weather?
Any other tips would be greatly appreciated!