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Liquid Applied Systems

Prime Roof Solutions provides a liquid-plastics roofing systems service to clients across Scotland.

The most commonly used system is referred to generically as Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) utilising a relatively rigid polyester resin with a glassfibre re-enforcement. It is a requirement of all systems classified as GRP that comply with UK building regulations that they are fitted to quality plywood or Oriented Strand Board (OSB) decking only. Other common liquid applied systems include technologies based on polyurethane, acrylic and flexible polyester chemistries, all of which tend to be more flexible than the GRP systems and can be applied to a wider range of substrates.

There are many liquid applied systems on the market. These systems when applied cure and form a completely seamless membrane. They are often used with pre-formed trims for perimeter detailing. Depending on the technology of the product some liquid systems are triggered by catalyst which forms a very fast cure.

Fibreglass Reinforced Liquid Applied Membranes: These contain a liquid resin and glassfibre mat reinforcement. The most common type is GRP.

Fleece Reinforced Liquid Applied Membranes: These are similar to one above, but have a fleece rather than fibreglass reinforcement.

Other Liquid Applied Membranes: these contain resins which may or may not have reinforced fibres mixed within the coating. These products are usually used as either repair systems or will form part of a roof system.

UK experience is backed up by independent certification which gives service life estimates in the range of 20 – 40 years, with the most in the 25 – 30 year range. These are achievable with good products, correct attachments, installation and maintenance.

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