The Purpose of Asphalt Emulsion in Fluid Applied Reinforced Roofing System (FARR)
The asphalt emulsion in the Fluid Applied Reinforced Roofing (FARR) System is a key component in constructing the membrane. These layers consist of one flood coat and two base coats that are applied between and reinforced with polyester fabric and sealed with acrylic top coats. This modern-day and updated version of an asphalt roof truly protects your building and keeps it waterproof.
What is Asphalt Emulsion?
Asphalt emulsion is an odorless and non-flammable mix of asphalt particles, an emulsifying agent, and water. The water and emulsifying agent allows the asphalt to be sprayed. These layers create the base of the FARR system.
How Asphalt Emulsion is Applied
Once the roof is cleaned and prepped, the asphalt emulsion is sprayed directly onto your existing roof using special roofing equipment. It is liquid-applied, so it is completely customized to your roof’s shape and needs. Unlike other asphalt methods, this process does not require fire or heat to bond or seal. The mixture is odorless and does not produce fumes, so there isn’t a disruption to the building’s occupants.
Benefits of Asphalt Emulsion
The asphalt emulsion is flexible but strong. This means it will move with your building, but it will keep it waterproof and prevent it from leaking. When sprayed, the asphalt covers the roof completely creating a water-tight seal.
Because the asphalt is liquid applied and sprayed on, the system has no seams or screws. This means there aren’t any vulnerable areas in the roofing membrane. The asphalt is able to be applied on many different surfaces and roof types so you can save cost, compared to a full roof replacement.
If your roof is in need of a revamp, the FARR system will help extend the life of your roof, protect against leaks, and reduce UV damage. Contact us through our website here for more information about the FARR system.