Liquid applied roofing is a hugely popular, low cost roofing solution that involves professional roofing contractors applying a liquid coating to protect different types of industrial roofing or commercial roofing systems.
It’s an extremely versatile solution, as it can be applied to either flat roof, pitched or domed roof systems, and can be used on a wide range of materials. The actual process traditionally starts with applying a primer, followed by a base coat and reinforcement matting, and then finally a UV top coat is added.
The majority of liquid applied roofing systems work in a similar way. Essentially to provide a long-term, watertight protective layer with a seamless membrane bond. But there are also a number of other benefits that a liquid applied roofing solution could provide you with.
It may seem like this option would be more expensive than say a traditional felt and single-ply membrane solution. However, it will work out to be much more cost-effective in the long term, as it will require far less regular maintenance and fewer repairs.
The expected lifespan of liquid applied roofing is very high, which also helps to bring down the overall cost of the solution, for any owner of a commercial roofing or industrial roofing system. The long lifespan is partly thanks to the fact that liquid applied roofing is highly resistant to potentially harmful airborne pollutants, such as UV degradation.
Easy to install
Liquid applied roofing is actually safer and easier to install than many other alternative roofing solutions, such as felt or bitumen roofing membranes. It poses no fire risk as it can be applied without any hot works. And it also will lead to very little disruption when being installed, thanks to its fast curing properties, and the added bonus that it can be applied in any type of weather.
Allows of Insulation
After liquid applied roofing has been successfully installed, it allows for insulation to be easily integrated into the new roofing design to bring the flat roofing system up current warm roof regulations. Roof lights can be installed to maximise the light that enters the building, and tapered insulation schemes can be utilised to help stop problems like ponding water occurring.