AFFORDABILITY IS AMONG THE BENEFITS OF LIQUID ROOFS
There are many different benefits that liquid roofs can provide. These benefits vary whether you choose spray foam, silicone, acrylic, urethane, or a different system. Each liquid roof provides its own set of benefits, which is why there are different choices – they provide different features. We’ll look at some benefits general to liquid roofs as a whole.
Liquid roofs are applied directly over top of the old roofing system. They don’t require you to tear off the old system and lay down a new material, you can simply apply directly to the roof in place. This saves you significant amounts of time and money by reducing the labor and equipment required to complete your project.
In addition to saving time and money on your roofing project, avoiding roof tear-off also means you don’t send all that waste to the landfill, helping out the environment. It’s a true win-win scenario.
Finally, by not tearing off the old roof, you won’t disturb any asbestos that may exist on your roof. Asbestos is perfectly harmless when left undisturbed. It is only when it is stirred up into the air that it can be inhaled and becomes harmful. So, if you avoid tear-off, you don’t expose anyone to the dangers of asbestos.
Liquid roofs don’t all provide improved insulation (like spray foam does), but they all provide reflectivity properties that help reduce cooling costs in the summer. A reflective roof can keep your roof up to 50 degrees cooler, which means that heat isn’t being transferred to the interior of your building. Saving energy with your roof means everyone in the building stays more comfortable and you spend less money running the AC to cool your building. This helps your AC unit to last longer and helps the environment through reduced energy consumption.
Liquid roofs are installed much more quickly – often in half the time or less – than traditional roofing systems. This allows you to spend less money on labor, and less time disrupting the operations of your building. By getting on and off your roof more quickly, crews installing liquid roofs leave a smaller “footprint” on your building. Fewer days of having crews walking around your property, fewer days of getting to work earlier to unlock the doors, whatever it may be. Whatever a roof construction project means for your building, a liquid roof allows it to end sooner.
Liquid roofs conform exactly to the shape, slope, and size of your roof. As you apply them, they become part of your roof. Not a barrier added on top of your roof, but they really become one with the existing system. To make repairs, all you have to do is apply more of the material or more of a comparable material. For instance, if you install a silicone roof coating on your building, you can repair it by putting silicone over the cut, hole, leak, or whatever it is.
These easy repairs, once again, save you time and money on your roofing projects. You can make most repairs yourself rather than calling a contractor, and most repairs are completed in 15 minutes or less.
On top of the ease of repairs, they are also few and far between as to when they need to be made. Most liquid roofs are very durable and don’t require many repairs, which also saves you time and money.
The overarching theme of all the benefits of liquid roofs is that they are affordable. No tear-off, improved energy efficiency, quick and easy installation and repairs; all these items add up to significant savings for you. A system that performs well, and saves money!