Why Use Liquid Rubber for Roofs?

Permaroof Team
July 26, 2019

When you’re planning home and garden improvements, like extensions, garden offices or revamping old buildings, most planners don’t immediately think of liquid rubber for roofs. In the commercial world, liquid rubber roofing is common, particularly on industrial buildings and factories. Across Europe liquid rubber roofing is growing in the domestic sectors, where flat roofing is common.

UK homeowners are getting increasingly keen on researching their own projects, and the discovery of the versatility of liquid rubber for more than roofing is really gaining momentum. Liquid rubber can make even the most complex roofing projects much more time efficient than membrane and much more cost effective than other modern systems.

How do you install liquid rubber roofing?

The systems come with accelerators which need to be mixed together before application with a roller. Permaroof’s P500 liquid rubber for roofs contains a self-levelling compound, making application easy and avoids overworking. The self-levelling compound can be removed with an additive to enable a smooth finish on pitched roofing systems too and allows even tight corners to get an effective seal when applied with a brush.

A matting is added to the still-tacky surface to add strength and elasticity, then another topcoat applied to complete the installation.

Other uses for liquid rubber

P500 can be used to create a highly effective anti-slip coating, ideal for common domestic features such as car parking bays, walkways, paths and garden steps or around a pool area. The anti-slip medium is added at the tacky stage simply by sprinkling it over by hand or by pre-mixing it and applying it with the P500.

You can also create an effective seal around external drains using liquid rubber, repair garden ponds or water features. It can be applied to a wide range of surfaces and is an incredibly flexible and versatile solution.

Find out more about liquid rubber for roofs and other garden projects here and talk to us about your requirements. We’re experienced roofers and happy to help. Call us on 01773 441947.

We also run accredited liquid rubber roofing application courses at our headquarters in Derby if you’re a trade roofer wishing to expand your services or a handy DIYer who has a big project planned at home.

Check out the liquid rubber training page on our main site to find out more.

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