Protan offers new online resource to those on site

Protan has launched its own YouTube channel to give contractors quick and easy access to a number of instructional videos designed to help roofers execute particular details during installations.

The platform – available on mobile, tablet and computer – consists of nine videos which demonstrate the correct way to undertake potentially difficult areas, such as forming a box gutter or pipe detail, peel testing, or flashing an edge or parapet.

Protan says the videos capture the key elements of each procedure, despite all of them being only three minutes long.

The clips also reinforce the key aspects of single ply roofing covered on Protan’s training programme, giving the company’s quality-approved contractors an easy-to-access ?refresher’.

Fraser Maitland, managing director of Protan UK, said: “Whether we admit it or not, we all forget things. A recent study showed that those aged 18-34 are actually more forgetful! And if you forget how to correctly fix part of a single ply roof, it could prove very expensive if the roof then fails, leaks, delaminates.

“Using our video channel, a couple of minutes spent verifying the correct technique can save thousands spent rectifying a problem.”

Established around 75 years ago and still owned privately, Protan says it is one of the biggest roofing and building membrane manufacturers in Europe. Its materials are developed at the company’s headquarters in Norway to cope with the most extreme weather conditions without detriment – they are certified to ≤ -30ø. Protan therefore has roofs that have been in place for 30+ years without performance-affecting degradation.

Protan SE membrane is also certified to deliver, and potentially surpass, the energy efficiency requirements of Approved Document L, and achieve an A+ rating under the Green Guide.

A full support service, from NBS specification and in-house CAD design through to technical advice, is provided from Protan UK’s Warrington office.

www.protan.co.uk