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Liquid Roof Coatings Bring Many Benefits Are You Taking Advantage of Them?


From the beginning, the liquid coating marketplace consisted of bituminous solutions and emulsions.  The liquid roofing industry has grown into a £multi-million market with products at the very forefront of waterproofing technology. Whether for refurbishment or new build projects, there are systems and products available that can be used in all areas of roofing, pedestrian areas, car parks and structural waterproofing.

Liquid coating systems are the fastest growing sector of the flat roofing market. LRWA members have seen a growth in the UK market of almost 70% in the past 5 years, demonstrating the increased importance of these systems.

With this substantial growth has come the opportunity for the development of suitable high quality ancillary products such as insulation, adhesives, trims and other components specifically designed for use with liquid systems.



Liquid coatings are available for the following roofing types:

  • Asbestos roofs
  • Metal pitched roofs
  • Asphalt and felt roofs
  • Concrete roof tiles
  • Vertical cladding
  • Metal, felt, concrete, asphalt and asbestos gutter systems
  • UV and weather stable elastomeric membrane
Any of the above substrates can benefit from using a liquid coating, but what are the benefits?

Roof coatings are used to waterproof and protect the roof below. By putting a layer of roof coating over the top roofing material (felt, asphalt etc) you can considerably extend the life of your roof. All SCL coatings are cold-applied liquids and the results are seamless. When properly applied, they form a waterproof, protective shell around your roof.

Liquid roof coatings are easily applied using a roller or spray gun, allowing the application to be done in less than a day on most roofs. There are no hot works involved as they are all cold applied, and this circumvents a wide variety of health and safety issues. SCL coatings are tested to exacting standards to provide maximum waterproof protection.

The right coating for your roof depends on the existing substrate. For example, the same product would not be used to coat a metal roof as would be used to coat asphalt or felt. This is why it is important that you work with a company that sells the coatings directly so that you know you have the right coating for the job.

The difference between a coating for a pitched roof and the gutters surrounding the roof is significant enough that, in most cases, a different product would be used for each. SCL provide all the information and technical advice that you will need to make the best decision for your project, including full specifications for each product in our range.

Our products are the perfect solution whether you are looking to fix leaks or merely extend the lifespan of your roof by providing an additional layer of protection.

Whether the roof is on a commercial business or a domestic property the results are the same.  The surface is protected for 5, 10, 15 or 20 years depending on the system used.