The Building Science FAQ video series explores some of the technical questions that crop up when specifying a low-slope roof.
In this episode, Jennifer Keegan, Director of Building and Roof Science, GAF, and Jim Kirby, Building and Roofing Science Architect, GAF, address a deceptively straightforward question: “What is a roof coating?” Answering that question requires an understanding of the many differences in use, benefits and application scenarios between roof coatings and liquid-applied roof membranes.
Did you know that a liquid-applied roof membrane is not the same as a roof coating? Each uses similar base materials but its important to pick the right solution for the roof scenario.
A roof coating is a fluid-applied adhered coating used for roof maintenance or repair or as part of an assembly and they are typically installed on an existing roof. Liquid-applied roof membrane is a roof membrane constructed in place using a liquid resin and fabric reinforcement. It’s applied directly over insulation, coverboard or existing roof membrane in a re-cover scenario.
Tune in to this latest episode of the GAF Building Science FAQ Series for an easy-to-understand session that explains the difference and the best use cases for each product.
Founded in 1886, GAF, a Standard Industries company, is the leading roofing and waterproofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s success is driven by a belief that nothing matters like a roof designed, manufactured and installed to protect what matters most. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.
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