Next up in our series with Thompson’s, Technical Services Chemist at the company Chris Fletcher is running through the applications and benefits of the company’s Emergency Roof Seal.
When holes and small gaps appear in a roof, time is of the essence to repair the damage and prevent water from seeping – or in a worst-case scenario pouring – into the structure and causing internal damage. Our Emergency Roof Seal is designed to immediately fill and bridge small gaps and holes for a tough, long lasting and watertight repair.
How to apply
It’s incredibly versatile and can be applied on all types of roofing including felt, asphalt, slate and tiles. Before applying this product, it is important to make sure the surface is clean. If it is raining, brush away any ponded water around the area of the repair – and if it is dry, remove any dust, dirt or debris with a stiff bristle brush. If needed, always repair any structural faults before application.
Emergency Roof Seal should then be applied in a thick layer over the problem area. It gets to work immediately and can dry within 24 hours for an incredibly quick fix. Once the job is done, always make sure that you clean equipment immediately by removing as much product as possible before cleaning with white spirit. As a solvent-based solution, it is important to contact your local authority to find out how to dispose of product safely.
The fast-acting formula means it offers an instant repair – so professionals can quickly and easily fix a leaking roof and immediately stop water from getting into the structure and causing lasting damage. One of the key benefits is the ability to be applied even when it is raining. Its formula makes it highly water repellent, which means that no water can get into the product and disrupt the curing process. What’s more, it is a thick substance, so it won’t wash away.
There is also no need to use a mesh as the formula includes microfibres that give it extra strength, speeding the application process up even more.
The Seal also has a level of flexibility so it can flex with natural structural movements without cracking or breaking, ensuring a long-lasting result. However, it is important to note that it is not suitable for walking on and should, therefore, only be used as a temporary fix for leaks on balconies or accessible flat roofs.
To find out more about Thompson’s and its wide range of roofing products visit: https://www.thompsonsweatherproofing.co.uk/roofing/
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