Waterproofing is one of the most important aspects of home repair and/or home maintenance. Although often overlooked, leaks on your roof are so much more than a mere nuisance or inconvenience. Whether minor or severe, leaks can cause irreparable structural damage to your roof, walls, the foundation of your home/industrial or commercial property, and even your flooring and furniture. Ultimately affecting the entire structure and outlay of your property.
The longer it is left unattended, the greater the moisture exposure and extent of the damage will be – ultimately costing you a great deal more to repair. For this reason, it is crucial that you take roof waterproofing seriously.
RubberRoofs™ apply RubberTech™ liquid rubber that is expertly formulated to bond with roofing substrates, and performs excellently as a metal roof sealant. During the crucial preparation stage of metal roofs, RubberTech™ Rostech Rust Converter is applied if rust is a factor. Interesting to note that certain colour formulations like red, burgundy, black and darker greys contain iron oxide, which assists in prohibiting future rust formulation.
Regardless of whether you are starting construction on a new home, property, commercial or industrial project, doing a patch repair job, coating a large surface of your roof, or doing any renovations or maintenance projects, RubberRoofs™ Liquid rubber is the perfect waterproofing roof sealant to get the job done right the first time.
Metal roofing is one of the most popular roofing materials. While traditionally used on industrial and commercial properties, there has been an increased demand in the residential market. Today’s metal roofs offer streamlined looks and enhanced energy efficiency, with a variety of options available to match the style of your home’s exterior.
Few roofing solutions offer the strength, durability, and performance of metal roofing. That being said, they aren’t indestructible and can develop multiple leaks.
What makes RubberRoofs™ Liquid Rubber one of the best metal roof sealant?
While many waterproofing coating products fail or are plagued with application issues, RubberRoofs™ Liquid Rubber endures as one of the most reliable and versatile roofing sealants and waterproofing agents on the market.
From top-of-the-line leak protection to various safety advantages, RubberRoofs™ Liquid Rubber offers remarkable benefits and exceptional product features.
- Waterproof, vapour tight & non-permeable
One of the main components that makes RubberRoofs™ liquid rubber the best metal roof sealant is the fact that it is hydrophobic and vapour tight. The second it is applied to a surface; the surface becomes entirely waterproof. Liquid rubber also boasts an impermeable membrane and an extremely low vapour transmission rate. The rubber coating creates an impermeable barrier between the substrate and the environment, completely sealing the substrate and blocking/preventing any moisture from getting through the membrane.
In addition to liquid rubber, polyurethane and silicone-based products are common sealants used to waterproof roofs. However, one of polyurethane and silicone-based products’ key selling points is a serious flaw on metal. Both polyurethane and silicone have a high vapour transmission rate. This allows for an increased amount of moisture to get through the membrane. For metal, that means rust. Ultimately resulting in corrosion eating away at the roof from the inside.
- Highly adhesive & superior leak protection
Because the rubber is applied in liquid form, it is able to penetrate and seal tiny cracks and crevices that other waterproofing sealants simply aren’t able to reach. RubberRoofs™ Liquid rubber is highly adhesive and adheres fully to the substrate whatever the material, effectively sealing it and keeping all corrosive elements away as well as preventing any moisture from seeping through.
- Rust-resistant properties
Liquid rubber contains rust-resistant and anti-corrosion properties. These two characteristics are of utmost importance when waterproofing a metal roof. By waterproofing your metal roof with RubberRoofs™ Liquid Rubber, it not only ensures that your roof will look its best, but deliver the very best results over a long-term period.
- Weather & chemical resistant
RubberRoofs™ Liquid Rubber is resistant to most corrosive chemicals such as, alkalis, acids, and solvents, both liquids and gases. Liquid rubber can further protect a substrate from corrosive environments (this is of particular importance when it comes to metal roofs) like factories or plants as well as chemicals in tanks. The fact that liquid rubber is heat resistant, waterproof, salt resistant, and UV stable makes it extremely robust and long lasting. Not to mention the best metal roof sealant across all sectors.
- High durability & strength
One of liquid rubber’s top features is its superior durability. Liquid rubber can be applied evenly and seamlessly when done by a skilled and experienced waterproofing specialist. This ensures that there are no ‘gaps’ that will allow UV rays, water, and more to penetrate your roof and damage it over time.
Remember, liquid rubber isn’t just waterproof – it’s also non-permeable. This prevents contaminants like dirt, oils, leaves, twigs, and snow from filtering into the liquid rubbing, eroding it over time and leaving your roof vulnerable.
In addition to waterproofing your roof, liquid rubber can also be used for concrete foundation repairs, waterproofing balconies/decks, wall and ceiling repairs, protecting parking lots and driveways from rainwater and/or oil/grease damage, and even sealing leaking or cracking pipes.
- Flexibility& elasticity
RubberRoofs™ Liquid rubber is remarkably flexible with an elongation capability of up to 900%. It has the ability to flex and stretch with a substrate through both heating and cooling and is incredibly resistant against large temperature fluctuations, ranging anywhere from -40°C to 160°C without damaging. Due to its enhanced elasticity and flexibility, liquid rubber is able to effectively guard against extreme temperature fluctuations which is regarded as one of the main contributing factors to why roofs warp and crack in the first place.
- UV Stable
Liquid rubber remains flexible for longer periods of time compared to other waterproofing products. It also doesn’t embrittle, chalk, or lose strength as a result of UV exposure.
- Environmentally friendly & Energy Efficient
Another thing that makes liquid rubber one of the best waterproofing roof sealants for metal roofs and other surfaces is its energy efficiency and environmentally conscious approach. RubberRoofs™ is fully committed to the environment and doing everything it can to promote conscious environmentally friendly production, and overall sustainability. All of RubberRoofs™ liquid rubber products are Water Based and VOC Free, and pose no harm to humans or nature in any way.
Liquid rubber’s enhanced energy efficiency offers two major advantages. First off, it boasts an overall energy efficiency which brings about a whole range of benefits. The liquid rubber sealant is able to reflect the light and heat of the sun away from your roof, especially if you choose a lighter color of liquid rubber. This prevents the sun’s rays from penetrating into your home/property on a particularly hot day, aiding in keeping the temperature consistent.
Just as liquid rubber facilitates in reflecting the sun’s heat and light to keep your home cool and consistent, it also helps retain the heat from a fireplace or heater within your home or property during winter or colder temperatures.
Another major advantage of liquid rubber’s energy efficiency is that you will end up saving a great deal of money on utility bills.
If the temperature in your home or property is properly controlled and remains consistent throughout, you won’t need to use any extra aids to cool you down or heat up your surroundings. This includes fans, and air conditioning, as well turning up your heater to a higher setting.
To top it off, it requires substantially less energy to make rubber compared to other kinds of roofing materials. Best of all, rubber is completely recyclable. This provides you with ample peace of mind that when/if the time comes that you need to replace your roof or do any renovations or maintenance work, you can do so knowing that it won’t add to the destruction of the environment. But instead, it can be repurposed into something new. If you’re a passionate eco-conscious consumer, liquid roofing sealant is absolutely something you ought to consider.
- Optimal safety
Liquid rubber is fire-resistant. If you live in an area that is prone to fires or if you’re hit by a sudden electrical storm, you can rest easy knowing that your home’s roof will help protect you while you wait for help to arrive.
Liquid rubber is a safe and often slip-resistant surface to walk across. This makes liquid rubber a great choice for individuals and self-proclaimed DIY professionals who frequently go up on their roofs to check if everything is in order, install decorations, check on chimneys and gutters, or simply prefer to do basic roof maintenance on their own.
In short. There are very few limits to what liquid rubber is able to do and achieve. Boasting a vast range of incredible benefits and product features, liquid rubber significantly outperforms all other roof sealants.
At RubberRoofs™, you will not only receive a 10-year warranty when waterproofing your roof with RubberRoofs™ Liquid Rubber, but our skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced team of waterproofing experts specialise in industrial, residential, and commercial waterproofing applications. This ensures that all your waterproofing needs and requirements are met to the highest of standards and that the job is done right the first time!