Rust-Oleum LeakSeal FAQ

Rust-Oleum LeakSeal FAQ

  • 6.

    What is the difference between the warranties?

    • The difference between the warranties (7year, 17 year) is in the chemical makeup of the product.

    • The longer the warranty, the higher the grade of UV protection. UV rays will break down roofs over time.

  • 7.

    What is the difference between water-proofing and damp-proofing?

    • Dampproofing is intended to keep out moisture and is common practice on walls and subgrade. Waterproofing keeps out both moisture and liquid water, and is more common on areas with heavy water flow such as a roof. 

  • 8.

    What is a “square”?

    • A square is a roofing term used to describe 100 square feet. Product labels and technical data sheets will often refer to coverage rates on a gallon/square basis.

  • 9.

    What is the difference between repair and restore?

    • Repair – This refers to mending a concentrated area of a roof. Often when a leak is occurring

    • Restore – Means to prolong the life of an existing roof by adding additional product to a functioning substrate

  • 10.

    Is my roof a good coating candidate?

    • The best candidates for a coating restoration are existing roofing systems such as modified bitumen, fibred smooth, concrete, and metal roofs.

    • The roof should have a sound substrate, aka an existing functioning or semi functioning roofing system.

    • Alligator cracking, degranulation, and a life of 10-15 years are all hints of time to restore.

    • Coating sloped metal roofs, and concrete decks will help watershed and prevent rusting or cracking