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How to fix a leaky roof with resin

Being based in the UK we are never surprised to see rain at any time of year. Which is why it is so important to protect your roof against unwanted leakages. It doesn’t matter if it is a residential, commercial or industrial roof, resin is the perfect material to fix a leaky roof. So, this is how to fix a leaky roof with resin:

Why is resin perfect to fix a leaky roof?

Liquid epoxy resin is an enduring, non-slip, and waterproof substance that can be used on most building surfaces. Its fluid nature allows it to adapt to challenging spaces, making it a suitable choice for roofing. Additionally, it can be applied with ease using a simple paintbrush for minor roof repairs. Its variety of colours ensures a seamless restoration as it can be matched to the colour of your roof.

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You can use resin such as RX Fibre Fill that is reinforced with fibres that, while waterproof, will still allow the substrate to breathe. Fibre Fill resin is suitable for most repairs and can be used to coat small or medium-sized flat roofs.

Alternatively, an abrasion-resistant resin such as Deckmaster offers a non-slip surface. Which will protect substrates such as concrete, timber, masonry and steel. As it’s tough enough to be used on car park decks, it’s going to provide a strong membrane for your roof repair.

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After cleaning the area that requires repair and applying a primer, a coat of resin can be applied, on top of which a sealer coat can be applied to provide extra protection. Combined, they give a seamless solution that offers long-term protection.

Signs you have a leaky roof

It may be difficult to spot a leak in your commercial roof before damage has been done. Residential roof leakages tend to be easier to locate. Obviously the earlier you find and repair the leak, the cheaper and less disruptive the repair work will be. So, here are a few warning signs to look out for:

1. Stains: discolouration on a ceiling or wall is a sign of water damage. The staining is a result of an accumulation of water, so needs to be investigated as soon as you notice it to prevent it getting worse.

2. Smell: a bad odour is a sign that there could be hidden mould. As mould thrives in moist environments, its presence is an indication of a leak.

3. Drips: no one could fail to notice water dripping through the ceiling! So, if you need to place a bucket out to catch drips every time it rains, you need to repair your roof, urgently!

Maintenance checks to limit water damage to roofs

To decrease the risk of damage, it’s beneficial to conduct frequent inspections of your commercial roof. Damage, weathering, and wear and tear can all cause leaks, as well as corrosion of roof lights and windows, which may result in clogged gutters and flooding. Performing regular maintenance and promptly addressing minor repairs can extend the lifespan of your commercial or residential roof by over a decade.

We hope that our how to fix a leaky roof with resin guide has been of assistance. However, If you would like to talk to an expert about how to fix your leaky roof using resin, please Get in touch today!

Robex Contracting
28 Oct 2020

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