COP v3.0:installation; strippable-films

14.7 Strippable Films 

Strippable film is a clear pressure sensitive polyethylene plastic film that is applied to some roofing products to assist in protecting the surface from damage and scratching during forming, transportation, handling, storage, and erection.

Strippable film is designed to provide some protection to the product before and during installation on the building. It is not designed to protect against corrosion, humidity, or chemicals.

Once removed from the sheet for installation, strippable film must be collected and removed from the site.

14.7.1 Storing Product with Strippable Film 

Product with film applied must be stored at temperatures less than 50°C and out of direct sunlight to avoid prolonged UV exposure.

The product needs to be kept dry to prevent moisture ingress between the film and the painted surface. In the long term moisture ingress may cause issues to the painted surface; and in the shorter term cause the film adhesive to whiten and breakdown, leaving residue on the painted surface when the film is removed.

14.7.2 Using Strippable Film 

Product with film applied must be stored at temperatures less than 50°C and out of direct sunlight to avoid prolonged UV exposure.

The product needs to be kept dry to prevent moisture ingress between the film and the painted surface. In the long term moisture ingress may cause issues to the painted surface; and in the shorter term cause the film adhesive to whiten and breakdown, leaving residue on the painted surface when the film is removed.