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Roof Sealant

Roof sealants are some of the most important types of sealants. These sealants specifically protect against weather effects on joins and can help repair areas where damage has taken place. Even a single area of the roof that is not sufficiently waterproofed can be a real issue. Even a small amount of water that enters a house can cause rot and mould. Roof sealants help stop this problem before it ever becomes one. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us so that we can assist you further.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best roof repair sealant?

There is no clear answer to this but typically we recommend repair sealants and paints such as Cromapol or Acrypol. We find these do a great job in repairing leaky roofs and aid in preserving a longer life for a flat roof.

How long does a roof sealant?

Generally, if applied correctly on a managable patch of a roof, a roofing sealant should last you for a year at a minimum. However, due to adverse conditions this may vastly vary, depending on the product and the method of application.

How long does a roof sealant take to dry?

Typically, a roofing sealant or paint should be set within a weeks time. We don’t recommend walking on it or testing it prior. A sealant should prevent any leakage within the setting period.

Can I repair gutters with a roof sealant?

If you’re using the Everbuild roof & gutter sealant, then you’ll be able to remove your gutter with a sealant. Simply use a standard sealant gun, wear gloves and apply it to the area of needed repair.

Can I spray a roof sealant?

At this moment of time, we don’t stock any sprayable roof sealants. Our range of roof paints and sealants are to be used with sealant guns, paint brushes and paint rollers.

How to remove roof sealant from clothes?

While roofing sealants can be great for fixing holes in a roof, they can cause messiness and damage your workwear. We highly recommend using clothing that you can throw or use on another paint and repair job. If you get roofing sealant or paint on you, you’ll most likely have to throw it away from the clothes due to the sealant’s unfriendly elements and thickness. You may attempt to handwash the clothes, but you’d most likely want to steer it away from a standard washing machine load as it may get on your other clothes and even potentially damage your washing machine.

How to clean a paint brush after using it with a roof sealant?

If you’re looking to get multiple uses out of your paint brush, we recommend using a white spirit to clean after using it with a brush. Do this as soon as you can, as a dried sealant is hard to get rid of. With products like Acrypol and Cromapol, it’s recommended to throw away the brush after using it on a repair job.

How to Apply a Roof Sealant

Depending on the type of roof sealant or paint, application may vary. Below is a short and helpful guide on applying various roofing sealants.

Preparing the roof surface

Before doing any painting, it’s crucial to make sure the surface is in good enough condition for the sealant so it has the best effect when it’s applied. Make sure your surface is dust-free, clean, and free of debris. We’d also recommend washing off and cleaning any moss or lichen that may appear on your gutter or roof where the paint is applied.
If you’ve had a rainy period and ensure that the roof is free of any standing water.

Applying cartridge-based sealant

To apply the roof and gutter sealant, apply the nozzle and cut at an angle of 45° with an opening slightly larger than the gap to be sealed. It should be applied with a standard sealing gun. Keep the gun at a constant angle to the surface being sealed while maintaining even pressure on the trigger. You can always smooth the sealant down with a spatula or piece of wood soaked in linseed oil or white spirits to ensure a good bond. Applying masking tape to both sides of the joint and removing it within five minutes will improve its appearance.

Applying paint-based sealant

If you’re applying a paint-based roofing sealant then you’ll need to use a paint brush. Simply, use a 3 or 4 inch brush and apply it like you would any other paint. If you’re using a paint that contains ensure to mix the paint before applying it on the roof.