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How to reduce the cost of operating the roof?

25 of July '22

Flat roofs typically require more frequent repair and maintenance than pitched roofs. This is due to the slight slope they have, which, in a situation of poorly constructed roof construction, promotes water retention. It is one of the key destructive factors that reduce the life of the roofing. How can a flat roof be protected to reduce the frequency of repairs and thus save money?

Factors affecting roof tightness

The first answer that comes to mind is to hire an expert team to properly construct the roof structure. But is this really enough? Unfortunately, not always. Qualified professionals are the first element of success, the second is the materials used to build the roof. Only the combination of these two elements, i.e. a properly trained team working with high-quality materials, will result in a roof that is watertight for decades.

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What are the usual causes of leaks on flat roofs?

Even a small break in the continuity of waterproofing leads to dampness, resulting in heat loss, and weakening of the structure of the building itself. This is why it is so crucial to properly and effectively seal roof details, which should not only be resistant to expansion and contraction of individual elements with temperature changes, but also protect them from the weather. The most sensitive details include, among others, flashingsand chimney, gutters, drains, skylights, sheet metal overlaps or plinths of equipment on the roof.

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The advantage of liquid plastics

Triflex 's PMMA-basedliquid plastic sealing systems can bond and seal even the most complex roof sections and details made of different materials. The fast chemical reaction allows for rain resistance in as little as 30 minutes, and a fully cured seal after 45 minutes. In addition, the systems are UV and hydrolysis resistant and have a European Technical Assessment (ETA) with the highest category W3, which specifies a service life of at least 25 years. The technology allows for fast, durable and effective repair and sealing. In a nutshell, once properly applied to a roof, a Triflex sealing system can give peace of mind for years to come.

Triflex has specialized for 40 years in sealing details with liquid plastics, whether in roofs, walls, balconies, arcades or multi-story parking lots. Triflex's solutions offer almost unlimited possibilities in this regard.

For more information, visit the company's Follmann Chemia Polska Oddział Triflex Polska page on the A&B portal.

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