Cut Edge Corrosion Cost

Cut Edge Corrosion Cost Discussed.

cut edge corrosion cost

Cut edge corrosion is a problem that affects many metal profile roofs as they begin to age.

The problem starts with “edge peel,” which means that the original factory finish, which is usually Plastisol, begins to peel back from the metal surface at the point where the metal profiled sheets were first cut in the factory.

Initially, there probably won’t be any rust (cut edge corrosion) present, but over time, as the bare metal remains exposed to the elements, rust will begin to develop and if left, will worsen and eventually the metal at the cut edges and beyond, will rot away completely.

Therefore, the true cost of cut edge corrosion is potentially a new roof!

However, if treated soon enough, the problem can be arrested and therefore the cost of cut edge corrosion becomes more about the cost of treatment.

Different systems have different costs associated with them.

At Liquasil, we based our cut edge corrosion system on our experience as Chartered Building Surveyors.

Having carried thousands of dilapidations surveys over decades, we know that in most cases, if caught soon enough, the cost of a cut edge corrosion treatment can be minimised.

Although all contractors charge different rates, this isn’t the only cost variable.

The size of the project will have a significant bearing, as will the complexity of the roof, geographical location and of course, the extent of the cut edge corrosion present.

That said, a typical cost of cut edge corrosion treatment using Liquasil’s system is around the £15-£18 per linear metre mark, including access, labour and materials.

The cost of treatments using other systems may vary, but some coatings companies have different components that not only increase the cost of cut edge corrosion materials, but also labour costs.

It stands to reason that the fewer steps involved in the installation of any product, the lower the labour and therefore, lower costs.

Liquasil’s cut edge corrosion system is quite simple.

First, we prepare the affected surfaces to bare metal. Then our marine primer is applied, followed by a single coat of Flexlap, which is our coloured, silicone protective coat.

It’s BBA Approved, so you know it does what it claims to do, since the British Board of Agrèment has independently tested it for this purpose.

As BBA is the only independent testing body for the UK construction materials industry, you can be certain that Liquasil’s Flexlap cut edge corrosion treatment is a best of breed product.

As you would expect from Liquasil, our cut edge corrosion treatment comes with our unique, single-point, Latent Defects Insurance Guarantee for complete peace of mind.

For more details, please call us on 0121 709 5352.

How to Repair a Hole in an Asbestos Cement Roof or Cladding Sheet

This is Liquasil’s Non-Sag Sealer, a component of the BBA Approved Asbestoseal system.

Non-Sag Sealer can be used as a stand-alone, instant repair product or as part of our full asbestos roof coating system.

Larger holes and cracks can be easily and permanently sealed by incorporating our polyester fleece into the Non-Sag Sealer, which provides additional strength and prevents the Non-Sag Sealer from falling into the building.

For more information, please call us on 0121 709 5352.

Drone Inspection of an SPF Treated Asbestos Roof

SPF Roof Inspection

This is a drone inspection of an asbestos roof treated with SPF (Sprayed Polyurethane Foam).

The concept of the SPF roof became popular in the late 1980’s but died out with the introduction of cheap steel.

Because of ever-increasing insulation requirements, the SPF roof is now making a comeback, since SPF is a brilliant insulator and is relatively easy to install.

There are some issues that need to be considered though, not least the fact that SPF is not UV stable, so as soon as it is installed, it begins to degrade.

Consequently, it is essential that the SPF roof is coated with a  UV stable coating. Asbestoseal 20 is ideal for this purpose, but only in certain circumstances.

In this video, we can clearly see that the SPF roof is in very poor condition and is full of nesting seagulls.

Sprayed polyurethane foam should not be used when seagulls are present because they can (and do) rip it up with ease. They use it for nesting purposes and they eat it.

Most coatings applied to sprayed polyurethane foam will not withstand seagull attack.

The only product that would be suitable in this case would be polyurea, which is hard enough to withstand attack in this way.

However, polyurea is quite expensive and added to the cost of the SPF installation, you could easily be looking at £60 per sq metre, meaning that an over-clad with steel profiled sheets would be more cost effective.

The drone footage shows quite an old SPF roof installation. The coating applied on top is an acrylic paint that has been all but destroyed .

In this case, only an over-clad or complete roof replacement would be recommended.

This particular installation is beyond economical repair.

BBA Approved Metal Roof Coating & Cut Edge Corrosion Systems

Metalseal and Flexlap, Liquasil’s metal roof coating and cut edge corrosion system are ow BBA Approved, following almost two years of testing.

Metalseal and Flexlap are the only such systems to have this prestigious certification and is your guarantee that the systems will perform exactly as specified.

Why would you choose an untested product when you can have the best of breed coating system for less?

How To Fix Small Holes In A Gutter (or roof)

Liquasil’s Non-Sag Sealer is a virtual roof and gutter repair system in a can!

This is a demonstration of how to permanently fix small holes in a Liquasil lined gutter.

The process would also work as a temporary repair in a bare metal gutter.

The product used is Liquasil Non-Sag Sealer, a very thick silicone coating designed for the purpose of sealing gutter joints, small holes and for flashing repairs.

Non-Sag Sealer stays where it’s put.

To fix larger holes, coat around them with Non-Sag Sealer and place a fleece over the top and coat the fleece with Non-Sag Sealer. This can be considered a permanent repair.

Non-Sag Sealer makes repairing holes in gutters and roofs easy.

How To Repair A Damaged Liquasil Gutter Liner

This is a demonstration on how to repair a damaged Liquasil gutter liner.

First of all, we had to damage it – that proved harder than you might think – three attempts and even then, we couldn’t damage the SWT (Surface & Wet Tolerant) primer beneath.

To repair mechanical damage to our liquid gutter liner, you simply overcoat it with Liquasil One.

Yes, it’s that easy!

BBA Draft Certification For Flexlap And Metalseal

After more than a year of thorough testing by the British Board of Agrément, we have now received draft certification, which is the final step towards being awarded a BBA Agrément Certificate. Once final certification is awarded, Metalseal will be the only metal roof coating on the market with a BBA certification.

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Is Liquasil SWT Primer Indestructible?

This is Liquasil’s SWT Primer being tested after more than a week under water, so demonstrate how strong the coating is.

SWT stands for “Surface and Wet Tolerant” because this primer can be applied to wet and rusty surfaces and it will still work. In fact, Liquasil’s SWT Primer will even cure under water.

This sample is only 100 microns thick – but it still cannot be damaged with a wire brush or steel scraper.

SWT Primer is a component of our Cut Edge Corrosion Treatment and our Liquid Gutter Liner.

Liquasil’s New Surface & Wet Tolerant Primer

This is the new Liquasil SWT primer.

It can be applied to rust, even wet rust and will actually cure under water.

When applied, it stops rust in its tracks and forms the perfect surface for which to apply Liquasil’s unique silicone polymers.

It is used in gutters, as part of our cut edge corrosion system and now on asbestos cement roof and gutter fixings.

Nothing else performs as strongly as this on industrial roof coating systems.

Trade enquiries welcome.