Butyl Rubber Uses
Butyl Liquid Rubber is ideal to recoat existing roofs and add a significant number of years to the life of a roof. In fact, our customers have described it as essentially getting a new roof for a fraction of the cost, since, for most roof types, this is a single application with significant cost savings when compared to multiple coat systems. The cost savings alone have made it the choice for thousands of our customers over the years. Labor costs are also decreased since you only need one coat versus 3-4 with other systems. Below, you will find the roof types that are compatible with Butyl Liquid Rubber. We suggest if you have any doubt's about your particular roof, or your particular roof type is not listed, conduct an adhesion test prior to application. We are not responsible for improper roof preparation prior to application.
Various Metal Roofing systems
- Weathered Galvanized Click Here for More Information
- Weathered aluminum
- Weathered copper
- EPDM-Flash coat required,
- Any original EPDM rubber roofing system.
- Acrylic Sheet and any acrylic based product
- Weathered Vinyl
- Polyurethane Foam
- Aged Vinyl (adhesion test required)
- Modified & BUR roofs
- Concrete, where there is little foot traffic.
- Any roof where a 3rd party coating such as an elastomeric or acrylic was previously applied.
- TPO-Must be aged five years. Bonding primer required (call for details).
- TPO must be cleaned specifically with Roof Protect found on our site
- TPO must have remaining service life. TPO scrim must not be visible throughout the field of the roof.
- Surface must be dry. Any of these could cause the material to blister/wrinkle
Avoid asphalt-based roof cement coatings and other over-the-counter asphalt-based repair products. They must first be removed from substrate prior to the application of our product.
Butyl Liquid Rubber offers significant tensile strength, elongation as well as other technical attributes which can be found on our “Technical” page.
The above are only guidelines. Any applications related to chemicals should be tested thoroughly before putting in service.
There has been no other product to match the durability of Butyl Liquid Rubber in the Roof Repair Products industry. Because Butyl Liquid Rubber is solvent-based it can boost the broad temperature tolerance we have been speaking about. This is not the same case for water-soluble products like elastomerics, acrylics or urethanes. If it were to light rain unexpectedly just a few hours after you applied Butyl Liquid Rubber, it will not harm the application and curing will resume when the water has evaporated. Once applied, Butyl Liquid Rubber will not wash off.