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Are Roof Coatings Considered a Liquid Roof?

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, May 28, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

acryshield_pail_no_background-resized-600Absolutely. Liquid roofing refers to the process of waterproofing a roof with a roof coating. Over the years, roof coatings or liquid roofing has evolved from a bitumen material in the early 1800s, to acrylics in the 60’s and 70’s, eventually leading to water-based elastomerics and polyurethane coatings.

Regardless of the type of liquid roof you are speaking of, they all possess some similar characteristics as they are seamless and fully bonded together providing a waterproof membrane directly on top of your existing roof.  In order for these roof coatings to be durable they must be flexible, expanding and contracting with the building below without ripping or tearing. There are several roofing organizations that rate and classify different liquid roofs for tensile strength, elongation, low temperature flexibility, reflectivity, energy efficiency, VOC’s and more. These organizations are extremely helpful in selecting a high quality roof coating that will last versus and coating with minimal ingredients that will fail quickly. Check out National Coatings' credentials and ratings – we are very proud of them!

National Coatings has manufactures several acrylic, elastomeric roof coatings, each with their own unique benefits and capabilities for over 33 years. These coatings offer superior durability, excellent strength and adhesion, outstanding protection against damage and pre-mature aging, waterproofing capabilities and overall performance and consistent quality. Our liquid roof coatings go well beyond “starting point” recipes and are packed with UV blocking pigments and polymers to provide only the best to our customers. They meet rigorous standards set by ASTM, AIA, FM, ICC-ES, UL, Energy Star, CRRC, Title-24, Miami-Dade County, LEED and more.

AcryShield liquid roof coatings can fully restore virtually any aged or failing roofing substrate, including: asphalt, BUR, concrete, EPDM, hypalon, new construction, metal, modified bitumen, PVC, single-plies, SPF (re-coat), stucco, TPO, and wood.  This allows you to avoid a costly and timely roof replacement while protecting the environment by not contributing to already over-flowing landfills. These roof coatings can also be renewed, extending your roof life indefinitely. For more information on our liquid roof coatings and systems, download our FREE Full Product Brochure and learn how you can save money, lower your energy consumption, reduce your roof maintenance costs, restore your leaking roof to new, and more.

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