When a customer comes to us for assistance maintaining a roof with cracks, leaks, rust damage, or other surface-level problems, one of the most common tools we utilize is liquid rubber coating. Liquid rubber is a remarkably versatile and cost-effective option for extending the lifespan of a roof, without expensive repairs or re-roofing jobs.
Liquid rubber coating is also an excellent proactive measure on new roofs, protecting them from damage and ensuring they have a long active lifespan.
In this blog, we wanted to talk a bit about liquid rubber, its benefits, and the techniques we use to work with it. This should give you a better understanding of how liquid rubber can be deployed to create superior roof protection solutions.
What Types of Rubber Are Used?
Not every form of rubber is appropriate for use in liquid form. There are many alternatives on the market, with some of the most common being silicone rubber, Neoprene, butyl rubber, Viton, and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM).
Choosing between them is generally down to a matter of three factors: the temperatures they will be working under, the level of friction desired, and the materials being coated. Decades of experience working with these materials gives a company the ability to choose properly.
What Are the Advantages of Liquid Rubber?
There are numerous benefits to utilizing liquid rubber coating on a roof, with very few drawbacks. It’s no wonder that liquid rubber is so commonly chosen for rooftops. Liquid rubber coatings are:
- Flexible enough to deal with shifts in the rooftop
- Resistant to becoming brittle, cracking, or chipping
- Resistant to weather, chemicals, and impact
- A non-slip surface conducive to rooftop work
- Non-conductive, preventing electrical accidents
- Insulating for both heat and cold
- Non-permeable, stopping oils, dirt, water, and other contaminants
Simply put, liquid rubber allows a roof to do everything a roof should do, but better.
How Is Liquid Rubber Applied?
In nearly all situations, liquid rubber is simply sprayed onto the surface it’s meant to coat, then left to dry. This process requires just spray, brush or roll it on and allow time to dry into a seamless cover or blanket for your roof.
This provides additional benefits to you. It’s a relatively low-cost solution to roof improvements, and it can also be applied and ready for use quite quickly. This makes it attractive in a wide variety of situations.
Turn to Truco For Leading Roof Coating Solutions
For nearly forty years, Truco has specialized in coating systems that improve the utility, longevity, and cost-effectiveness of roofs in a wide variety of commercial and industrial operations. Contact us today for a full consultation.