Nothing lasts forever. As a facility manager or business owner, you understand that like all things, the roof on your facility has a finite lifespan. Scheduling regular maintenance and repairs will extend your roof’s life cycle, but it will eventually need to be replaced.
When the time does come to replace your existing roof system, you have many options available to suit your various roofing needs and budgets. One of these options, liquid applied roofing systems, has become hugely popular over the past 10 years, as a low-cost solution for your next roof system.
Liquid applied roofing, as the name suggests, is a roof system that requires a fluid application. Not to be confused with coatings, which are often associated with temporary repairs or aesthetic purposes, a liquid applied roofing system is a durable roofing system that will last the life cycle of the building. While this may not be the solution for every roof, there are several benefits to using a liquid-applied roof over traditional options.
Benefits of Liquid-Applied Roof Systems
As we discuss in our last article, over the past 2 years during the pandemic, supply shortages have limited the overall supply of roofing materials available, particularly attachments and fasteners. During this time, many building owners have chosen to go with liquid-applied roof systems, as opposed to more traditional systems like TPO, as liquid-applied systems are readily available upon order with lead times of only a few weeks as opposed to several months with other materials.
2. No Tear-Off Required
Liquid applied roof systems do not require a tear-off in most instances. In most instances, these systems can be applied directly over the existing roof system, eliminating the need for a costly tear-off. This reduces cost, shortens the construction phase, and makes for a much quieter installation, that won’t disturb the employees or visitors in your facility. This also has the added benefit of eliminating a lot of extra waste from a tear-off that would have wound up in the landfill.
3. Energy Efficiency
Utilities are a property’s single largest operating expense. Today, building owners and facility managers are looking for ways to make their facilities more energy-efficient and are realizing that the roof is an ideal place to start reducing energy costs. Due to the high UV reflectivity and thermal emittance properties of liquid-applied roof systems, ambient temperatures inside your facility can greatly reduced, lowering cooling costs during the warmer months of the year.
4. Eliminates Traditional Points of Failure
With traditional roof systems, you can follow the specs to the letter and there is a chance it still may fail, due to the required number of penetrations and potential leak points like seams, drains, walls, and joints. In contrast, liquid-applied roof systems provide a seamless, monolithic roof membrane that has no seams, joints, or penetrations. This eliminates thousands of potential leak points on your roof. The liquid-applied system shields and waterproofs the hard-to-reach areas like drains, pipes, HVAC equipment, and parapet walls.
On top of reducing landfill waste by avoiding costly tear-offs, liquid-applied roof systems are great for prolonging the life expectancy of your roof. While most traditional roof systems will need replacement every 15-25 years, liquid-applied roof systems can be restored by periodically recoating the roof, renewing it, and providing a roof system that never needs replacing.
If you are considering a liquid-applied roof system, you have many different options to choose from, but very few share as wide a range of benefits and products as AguaSeal Waterproofing Systems. AguaSeal offers a diverse range of roofing and waterproofing products, bringing a 21st-century approach to fluid applied roofing. In doing so, the building owner is ensured a proven roofing and waterproofing system for the coming decades. Additionally, AguaSeal is proudly made and distributed in the USA. For more information about AguaSeal, please visit www.aguaseal.net.
As with any roof system replacement, it is important to do research and make an informed decision that provides the best solution for your needs. Be sure to consult with a professional contractor like RoofConnect, before making any final decisions. The dedicated team of experts at RoofConnect can answer any questions you may have about liquid-applied roof systems and can help you determine if it’s the best solution to fit your needs.
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