How to Repair Your Flat Roof Using Roof Coatings
Repairing your roof with a roof coating is not only a durable, lasting repair but it is also a way to extend your entire flat roof’s lifespan
Roof coatings, or liquid-applied membrane (LAM), is a perfect solution for many flat roof substrates such as TPO, concrete, modified bitumen, metal, and asphalt. LAM roof coatings cure to a rubber-like membrane material.
The benefit of a roof coating is that it does not have any seams. It is a monolithic elastomeric waterproofing solution that is cold-applied and bonds to the substrate fully.
Using liquid-applied roof coatings for flat roof repairs
Elastomeric roof coatings can be used to repair most roofing leaks. Breaks in seam welds on TPO roofs or small tears in the field can easily be patched with the use of roof coatings. The area is cleaned very well and with the use of mesh fiberglass tape, the elastomeric is applied in several coats to form a fully-bonded waterproof patch.
Roof coatings can also be used to reinforce flashings and mechanical curbs.
What is the best solution for flat roof repair?
If you want to get the most out of liquid-applied waterproofing membranes then you will want to coat the whole roof.
Roof coatings will extend most roofs’ lifespans by ten years at a fraction of the cost for replacement. However, the cost will reflect on the current condition of the roof. It is wise to apply a roof coating before your roof begins to degrade severely.
Roof Coatings are part of an effective Preventative Maintenance Program (PMP)
An effective Preventative Maintenance Program (PMP) should include a roof coating in its schedule when the roof’s condition has declined enough to warrant it. Our PMP is designed to extend your roof’s life for as long as possible at the lowest cost achievable.
Liquid-applied coatings help reduce waste in landfills
When you extend your roof with a roof coating, you join the thousands of people who are helping to reduce roofing wastes by millions of tons of roofing debris each year!
Choosing a Roof Coating
Not all roof coatings are created equal and some are even designed for specific roof materials. Baker Roofing knows what material will work best for your roof. We work directly with several manufactures of liquid-applied membranes for various waterproofing solutions to ensure proper training and installation procedures. You can be sure your home or business is in good hands.Back to Blog