Every year thousands of buildings undergo roof tear-offs and replacement. The tear-off waste created on these projects usually ends up being dumped into a landfill.  It is estimated that more than 8 million tons of tear-off waste are put into landfills each year. This is a shame as that is a substantial amount of waste.

Not only is throwing tear-off waste into landfills unsustainable, but it also drives up landfill fees. Equipped with this knowledge, informed contractors, architects, property managers, and building owners are starting to ask themselves, does it have to be this way? What can we do to help the environment?

The easiest way to reduce tear-off waste would be to never tear off your roof. Unfortunately, as the saying goes, “nothing lasts forever.”

Another option that building owners have is to install a second roof over the existing one. This option is not ideal as it can only be done once. Issues that can arise with this method are multiple tons of weight being added to your roof, putting more stress on your structure. When overlaying a new roof over an existing one, it is challenging to properly inspect the decking to make sure there are no previous or existing leaks.

Liquid applied roof coatings provide the ideal solution for eliminating tear-off waste. These coatings can be installed over the existing roof, multiple times over!

How Long Do Liquid Applied Coatings Last?

The life expectancy of liquid applied roof coatings is directly related to how thick they are applied onto a surface.

VFI’s coating solutions will last between 10-20 years and come with warranties to match! When the first layer of coating needs to be replaced no tear-off is required, simply pour another layer on top of the first coat. Your roof will last another 10-20 years.

Putting Money Back In Your Pocket

The only thing better than saving the environment is saving money! Eliminating tear-off saves you money by reducing labor costs, eliminating dumpster rental fees and landfill fees. If you’re thinking about replacing your roof give us a call and learn about the environmental and cost-saving benefits of liquid applied roof coatings.