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What Is Liquid Roofing And Why Would Commercial Roofing Need It?

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Liquid roofing refers to a resin that is applied to reinforcement material. It has the purpose of creating a powerful and lightweight barrier between the outside conditions and the inner part of a building. It seems to have gained popularity among architects, commercial roofing Connecticut contractors, and so on.

There are three types of liquid roofing which are more popular: silicone, polyurethane and polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA.

Silicone membranes are applied with the help of a squeegee, a roller or a sprayer. It basically has the same qualities as the other two, but it has a very strong smell, which can limit its application in areas such as schools or hospitals.

Polyurethane cures very fast and can be easily applied to a roof structure. There are two types of polyurethane, namely multi-layer and single-layer polyurethane. The main limitations for this type of material refer to the temperature element. Thus, temperatures need to be at least 40-50 degrees. Therefore, the planning stage for installing this type of roof is essential.

PMMA is considered to be one of the most durable types of membrane. It cures rapidly and, due to its chemical bonds, it can be easily fixed later in case of need. This type of roof is less time-resistant, so there is the waste factor involved also.