Liquid rubber is becoming a popular choice for roofing by both professionals and do-it-yourselfers. It is a synthetic rubber in a liquid form so it can be applied with a roller the same way you would paint a wall. It can be used on any roof surface although some will require a primer be used first. In addition to being easy to apply there are many other benefits to this type of roofing. Before contacting a roofing specialist to discuss any concerns you have you're your roof consider the following benefits of liquid rubber.
Just because it starts out in liquid form does not mean that it is not strong. In most situations, a single coat of liquid rubber roofing will provide protection for many years. It does not become course or brittle, or crack with age. In addition, it was designed to remain strong and durable in any type of weather. It does not matter if you live in a hot, dry desert or in the wet, cold areas of the North-Eastern U.S., your roof will remain protected.
Liquid rubber roofing is usually made from recycled materials. In addition, it helps to maintain the temperature in your home. This means you will not be using as much fuel to heat and cool it. The rubber will not only provide a barrier for air to cross, if you use the white-colored version it will reflect the sun's rays to keep your home from getting too warm in the summer.
You will not have to worry about sealing the roofing materials when you have a liquid rubber roof. In addition, pieces of it will not be torn of in the wind. As long as it is applied correctly, this type of roofing has no maintenance other than occasionally having to sweep off any leaves or debris. In most cases, you could stand on a ladder and hose the roof down to clean it.
If your roof is leaking, talk with a roofing company, like Ray's Harford Home Improvement Contractors Inc, about your options. You will probably find that you can fix the leak and save money by having liquid rubber roofing applied. You can do only the area with the leak and then do more of the roof as time and money permits. This way, the entire roof will eventually be coated with a product that will protect the wood of your roof for many years.