Garlock Ultra Cutter: How to Set Up and Operate

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The Garlock Ultra Cutter is a powerful commercial roof cutter designed to effectively slice through flat, level built-up roofs for reroofing applications. To maximize its performance and ensure operator safety, it is important that the machine be set up and used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

The following offers an overview of the Ultra Cutter’s controls, along with pre-use checkup, prep and operating instructions. In addition to this post, we recommend that all operators thoroughly read through the operating manual before using, as it contains details on important safety precautions.

Garlock Ultra Cutter Controls Overview

Before operating, familiarize yourself with the Ultra Cutter’s controls, all of which are detailed below:

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Topics: BUR, Roof Cutting

Pros and Cons of 3 Flat-Roofing Systems

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There are 3 main types of flat-roofing systems: built-up roof (BUR), modified bitumen and single-ply. Each system is designed to waterproof the roof and protect it from sun, rain, snow and more. This prevent leaks, mold and rot—all of which can weaken the roofing structure and cause costly damage.

To help you evaluate your options, we’ve detailed all 3 roofing systems below.

Built-Up Roof (BUR)

Around for more than a century, BURs were the most common flat-roofing system until the advent of single ply. BURs use multiple layers of tar and gravel to create a watertight seal over the roof, which protect bottom layers from damage.

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Topics: BUR, Single-Ply, Bitumen

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