TruProtect™ can be applied to virtually any surface. Some applications will vary.
For wood applications, such as OSB or plywood decking, use simplex nails, also known as roof caps, 1¼" for the quarter-inch TruProtect or longer for half-inch TruProtect™. For other sizes, add ¾" to the material thickness, and that's how long the fastener needs to be. Apply enough nails to hold the sheets flat until the finish material is applied.
For metal or concrete use a heavy duty construction adhesive, such as Liquid Nails. Apply a generous bead in each corner and throughout each sheet. Press sheet against the wall or surface, pull back once and then apply pressure throughout the sheet. Concrete fasteners or sheet metal screws with washers may be needed for ceilings. If 2" x 4" stiff legs cannot be used to hold material in place, apply just enough fasteners to hold for the appropriate drying time.
To cut TruProtect, use a sharp utility knife or power tool with a fine tooth finish blade, such as a skill saw or jigsaw. Wear eye protection when using power tools and gloves when handling; edges will be sharp! After any cut has been made into the material, it needs to be sealed with the aluminum tape provided. Cover the entire cut edge wrapping the tape around both sides of the sheet before attaching to other surfaces.
After sheets have been applied, all joints and corners need to be sealed with the aluminum tape provided.
Outdated Building Methods
When existing homes were built, roofing was a simple process. First there was the decking, followed by a sheet of tar paper, and then shingles. This simple design allowed hot or cold air to be trapped in the attic, leading to high utility bills. Roofs built in this way also provided no protection from the pounding of hail stones. When hail pummeled the roof, the shingles flipped up, causing them to break. Roofs ruined by hail damage account for billions in insurance costs, resulting in higher premiums.
TruProtect's New Building Method
Usually, home builders do not insulate the roof. To keep the hot and cold air trapped in the attic from affecting the home's interior, insulation is applied to the floor of the attic. Using TruProtect changes all of this. With TruProtect applied under the shingles, the attic temperature no longer reaches such outrageous extremes. Subsequently, the homeowner does not have to overcome the effect of scorching hot air in the summer or frigid air in the winter seeping down from their attic into the home's interior.