Liquid Roofing Coatings Aren’t New, But Could They Be for You? Let’s Explore!
In the days of old, liquid materials were used to help humble homeowners seal the roof of their houses. Commonly, this included mortar type materials that would be combined with straw, sand, or any other products that would work to combine with the mortar materials (often known as bitumen), and strengthen the integrity of the humble abode. To work correctly and to disperse evenly across the rooftop, the liquid for these roofs had to be applied at insanely hot temperatures. And until the 1960s, this tedious practice continued, often resulting in roof fires or injured workers.
Once the age of synthetics came around, the possibilities for liquid roofing coatings were greatly enhanced. Instead of it being a poor solution for roofing, liquid roofs brought about an age of flexibility and functionality never before discovered by roofing material manufacturers. From RVs to Commercial Flat Roofs, Liquid Roof Coatings would now prove to be a sophisticated way to cover and seal roofs. When properly installed and regularly maintained, these new synthetic membranes could provide leak-free protection for homeowners and business owners for as long as 50 years.
Not only would this new generation of synthetic liquid roof coatings long-lasting when applied correctly, but they could be applied with heating the liquids to insane levels. In fact, they could be applied perfectly at environmental temperatures. This fact alone was quite a welcome upgrade for those who could benefit from liquid roofing materials such as acrylic, asphalt urethanes, EPDM, and other materials. For flat roofs, low sloping roofs, most commercial roofs, and even some residential roofs, the modern advances in the liquid roofing industry would prove to be a game changer.
The Pros and Cons of Liquid Roofing Coatings for Your Commercial Roofs and More
Liquid Roofs and Liquid Roof Coatings have truly changed commercial roofing and flat roofing industry. Many commercial roofing companies claim that a correctly applied and maintained liquid roofing membrane could permanently seal your roof. In fact, those claims aren’t too far misguided. Many synthetic roofing materials have been enhanced to the point that they could potentially outlive your commercial building, and keep your building waterproof for 50 years or more. While there can be some increase in price for using synthetic liquid roofing materials for an entire flat roof or low-sloping commercial roof, the endurance and low rate of maintenance could make it worth your while.
The cost of liquid roofing coatings for your commercial roof varies between specific materials, but generally ranges between $3 per square foot for low end products, and up to $12 per square foot for higher priced materials like liquid silicon roofing. Materials with sun-reflective properties or energy efficient properties can cost even more per square foot, but could save you thousands in annual utilities. We also believe that you should always stick with professional roofers when getting your commercial roof installed, replaced, or repaired. The pros know how to maximize the effectiveness and minimize the errors involved with installing liquid roofing coatings. For more information regarding liquid roofs, or any of our other products or services, please don’t hesitate to contact Safeguard Roofing Group, today!