For nearly 200 years, roof coatings have been used to temporarily extend the life of a flat roof until a more permanent roofing system could be installed. But today, roof coatings have evolved into a credible alternative that can stand toe-to-toe with any other low-slope roofing system.
This evolution from roof coatings into a roof system has been driven by a number of factors. First, the technology behind liquid waterproofing materials has advanced significantly. In terms of chemistry, we’ve moved from traditional asphalt cut-backs to a wide variety of modern high-performance polymers, including acrylics, silicones, and polyurethanes. In many cases, these are the same chemical building blocks used to make some of the most durable pre-fabricated waterproofing membranes; but now these high-performance products are available in an easy-to-apply liquid form.