Advantages of Liquid Roofing

Liquid roofing offers a quick and cost effective way of making new or existing roofs waterproof, damage resistant and more energy efficient. The systems can be tailored to meet specific project requirements, whether that’s a single coat on an existing GRP substrate with a 10 year warranty or a fully bonded silicone membrane on a brand new structure with a 20+ year guarantee.

Liquid roofing coatings are made from a mix of materials, some of which have been reinforced with polyurethane foam for added strength and durability. They’re elastomeric, meaning they bounce back after impact from hail stones or debris. They’re also very durable, with most of them able to withstand the pressure of heavy foot traffic and vehicle movement.

Understanding Liquid Roofing: Applications and Advantages

Another advantage of liquid roofing is that they can be renewed through a process called recoat. The system is power washed and any damaged areas are repaired, then a new layer of coating is applied. This can extend the lifespan of the roof to 40+ years, depending on the thickness and material used.

As a roof coating, they’re extremely easy to apply – although you do need to be a bit of a magician to create the ‘Mona Lisa’ effect (think carefully placed blobs and streaks). Because they’re a cold applied system, they’re also flame free and therefore much safer for the specifier, contractor or installer and, in the case of refurbishment, the building occupants. This means that liquid roof coatings are perfect for use on flat roofs of all shapes and sizes.

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