How to Fix a Leaky Roof with Roof Coating


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A leaky roof isn’t just a frustrating issue; it can lead to significant problems with the structural integrity of your home. Consequently, delaying repairs could be the worst thing you can do. 

So, what can you do if you notice leaks from your roof? In the most severe cases, you may need a total roof replacement to solve the problem. However, for many homes, cheaper solutions can provide a fix, which alongside regular inspections, offers the best defence against a leaky roof.

One of these solutions is roof coating, an acrylic resin that, when applied to roofs, can shield against wear and damage. 

What is Roof Coating?

A roof coating is an extra layer of protection you can place on roofs to increase their durability and protect against leaks. Roof coating is applied using a brush or roller, like standard paint, but is generally thicker than a regular paint coating. Roof coating also has unique elastomeric qualities that means it can expand and contract while layered on top of the roof.

 When applied on top of a flat or pitched roof, roof coating adds a thick, hard-wearing layer that can fill in cracks and prevent future leaks.

 One of the most common types of roof coating is acrylic resin, which produces a monolithic, weather-resistant layer that moulds directly onto the roof. Other types of coatings include silicon, asphalt, and polyurethane. 

Repairing Leaks with Roof Coating

To start, it’s essential to get the most suitable roof coating for your type of roof. An acrylic roof coating is the most versatile, and can be used on both pitched and flat roofs, as well as other surfaces like asphalt and bitumen.

 Before applying roof coating, you should ensure that the roof is clean and dry and any visible signs of damage repaired. This will increase the longevity of the coating and ensure that it provides the highest protection possible against future leaks.

 Applying roof coating is straightforward but requires that you work carefully to ensure an even coat. You can use a long paint roller or a brush to spread the coating, working in small areas at a time. 

Once the roof is entirely coated with a thick layer, the coating must be left to cure. This will differ depending on the coating you have chosen, so make sure to read the instructions carefully.

Your roof coating will provide long-lasting protection against weather damage and roof leaks, and improves the energy efficiency of your home. 


At Trade Coatings we pride ourselves on our very own high performance Roof Repair Coating. It's absolutely ideal for the waterproofing of cracked roof tiles and split guttering. It is also cold applied, and can be used straight from the can. Roof Repair Coating

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Trade Coatings has over 40 years of experience in producing high-quality and high-performance coatings, including Roof Repair, Universal Surface Paint and Fence, Shed & Barn Paint. All our coatings can be used straight from the can and, thanks to its ease of use, is suitable for both professional tradesmen and regular homeowners. 

If you want to find out more, don’t hesitate to contact us here or give us a call on 01604 781880. 




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