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A liquid plastic roofing system is a single or multi layered coating straight from the tin or spray machine.
This can be applied to almost any type of substrate including: concrete, timber, insulating and metal sheeting type.
Since the 1960’s this type of coating has been used for roofs, podiums, steps, car parks and basements. There is an increasing demand for liquid roofing systems. This is shown by the rise in usage of of 30% since 2013. The reason for this is the ability of liquid roofing systems to satisfy all the current demands within the market place.
Liquid plastic roofing systems are completely seamless and come in a variety of colours. The most commonly used colours for a liquid plastic system are dark grey, light grey and white.
Liquid plastic ensures complete encapsulation of the roof and has a service life from 10-25 years.
A benefit of the seamless system is the elimination of joint failure which is common in system such as felt. Subsequently this also takes away the possibility of leaking.
Once the coating is applied it will rapidly cure from primer to 3-part coating then onto the top coating.
The build-up of layers this will cover the CSM (cross strand matting) and the possibility of ‘pinholes’ within the system.
Once cured the system is robust and can meet all the challenges working roof will endure. Traction coats can be applied with sand being broadcast across the surface. And for heavy traffic areas a binding clear sealant can be applied.
The finish of a liquid plastic roofing system is very pleasing on the eye and UV resistant. It is also able to tolerate movement and most systems have an A+ Breeam Rating. This is dependent upon the roof construction.
Complex detailing and shapes pose no problem for liquid plastic system as the CSM matting can form to almost any shape. Some products are self terminating taking away the need for expensive flashings and dealing with complex upstand angles.
Once the system has been applied and allowed to dry. The roof can be independently inspected to provide the client with full peace of mind
All of this demonstrates the sustainability and environmental friendliness of this type of roofing system which is fully backed by ‘The British Board of Agrément (BBA)’. And shows why liquid roofing systems are here to stay.
If you need any more information about liquid plastic roofing systems, Southern Liquid Systems would be delighted to help you. Just call us on 0207 7818153 and one of our team will be happy to help you.