The Fatra roofing systems are adaptable and can solve most roofing requirements. They can be found on a wide range of building types, from domestic through industrial to educational and retail.
With mechanically fixed and bonded variants available a Fatra roof can be installed on to any suitable structural deck and provides an economic watertight finish. In many cases the roof can also be designed to give an aesthetic finish or perform other tasks such as provide a terrace, a green roof or achieve an acoustic requirement. The adaptability of the systems means that they are also suitable to reroof many existing failed roofs, including felt, asphalt and metal. For this to take place a survey should be carried out before commencing design.
Liquid roofing involves the application of a monolithic, fully bonded, liquid based coating to a roof. The coating cures to form a rubber-like elastomeric waterproof membrane, capable of stretching and returning to its original shape without damage. Such coating systems are usually reinforced with secondary materials such as glass-reinforced plastic to provide additional tensile strength. The coatings can be applied over most traditional roofing materials, including felt, asphalt, bitumen, and concrete.
benefits of liquid applied roofing:
The process of liquid roofing provides a cost-effective method of making a new or existing roof waterproof. It can deliver up to 25 years performance depending on the coating system employed. It is estimated that liquid roofing is 70% less expensive than overall roof replacement in refurbishment situations.
Liquid roofing can be undertaken with high performance materials. Many of the products used in the liquid roofing process have been independently tested and their performance verified. In the United Kingdom, the leading testing and approvals house the British Board of Agrément (BBA) has been issuing approvals for liquid roofing systems since 1975.
Unlike the installation processes of felt, asphalt and bitumen membranes, liquid roofing does not involve hot works. Hot work on roofs is an extremely high-risk process, that poses a significant fire risk to contractors as well as the building and its occupants. The coating material used in the liquid roofing process is applied cold,thus negating any fire risk.
When applied, liquid roofing systems encapsulate the surface they are applied to, preserving whatever is underneath and protecting it from weathering. This is especially desirable when dealing with asbestos roofs, as attempted removal of asbestos roofing can damage it, releasing material that can trigger asbestosis. Using a liquid coating system instead seals the asbestos, therefore making disturbance of the material more difficult.