2018-08-06

Metal Roofing Repair

Metal roofing repair is now easier with the BBA Approved Metalseal liquid repair system from Liquasil.

Metalseal is a uniquely hardened silicone roof coating that is 100% UV stable and designed to last in excess of 25 years.

In 2018, this liquid metal roofing repair system gained BBA Approval, which is an independent verification of life expectancy and fitness for purpose. It is the only such system on the market with this valuable certification.

In most cases, a metal roof will last for around 20 years before requiring too much attention, but after this, the factory finish will begin to degrade and often this manifests itself with the coating completely failing and coming away from the steel substrate.

When this happens, there is little option than to completely remove the failing factory finish.

This is accomplished by high powered jet washing, or (our preference), vapour blasting, which uses considerably less water and produces a far superior finish on which to apply a new coating system.

Metal roofs also suffer from cut edge corrosion, where the edges of the profiled metal roof sheets begin to rust, but the rest of the roof remains in good condition.

If this is the case, then your metal roofing repair need only be concerned with treating and stopping the corrosion.

Liquasil’s solution employs a marine quality corrosion primer that can be applied directly to red rust, even in wet or damp conditions.

This stops the rust in its tracks and on it own, will provide at least 15 years protection against further rusting.

However, because the primer is not UV stable and will discolour in daylight (without affecting performance), we apply a hardened silicone protective coating called Flexlap.

Flexlap has to be applied to our primer when the surface is bone dry, because silicone coatings actively repel moisture. This means that once it’s applied, water will simply bead and drip away.

The Flexlap cut edge corrosion system is also uniquely BBA Approved.

If you are considering a metal roofing repair system, look no further than Metalseal.

Not only is it independently tested and approved, it also comes with the unique Liquasil Latent Defects Insurance Guarantee as standard.

For more details, please call 0121 709 5352.