Basic Welding Tools for Your Equipment LineupWhether you’re welding a patch on a roof or fabricating a custom automotive body, having the correct welding tool is the first step in making sure the job gets done correctly and efficiently.
5 Steps to Repair Single-Ply Roofing Punctures With Hot Air ToolsIt is not uncommon for storms, debris or man-made objects to puncture or tear a single-ply sheet, which if not immediately addressed can lead to water damage and other issues. Fortunately, with the right tools and technique, this damage can be quickly remedied by hot-air welding a patch over the hole or rip.
Round Up: Our Most-Recommended Roofing ToolsAre you reconsidering your current equipment lineup? If you're preparing to upgrade your systems and tools, IHS has your solution. Keep reading for a roundup of our favorite roofing systems, parts, and accessories.
How to Weld With a Hot Air Hand ToolIn roofing, you'll often be required to perform an overlap weld to join two pieces of thermoplastic (i.e. TPO, PVC, PPE), or plastic-coated fabrics. We've outlined the steps to seam welding with a hot-air hand tool.
11 Single-Ply Roofing Tools Contractors Need
Over the past 35 years, single-ply thermoplastic membranes-such as TPO and PVC-have grown in popularity as an effective alternative to asphalt-based commercial and industrial roofing systems. This shift is largely due to single-ply's ease of installation, relatively low cost, durability, and its energy-cost saving potential.
However, a singly-ply roofing system is only as good as its seam welds. To consistently create durable, watertight seams that can withstand heavy weathering (i.e. wind, rain, snow, standing water and sun), you'll need to invest in the right equipment.
6 Ways to Keep a Hot-Air Plastic Welder in Peak Condition
Proper use and maintenance can keep your hot-air plastic welder in peak operating condition. Prevent downtime, maintain maximum performance and extend your tool’s life expectancy with these 6 preventative maintenance tips.