What is Viking SilCoat?
Used over existing roof surfaces, Viking SilCoat provides protection to extend the life of a roof. It is a liquid applied system that is designed for repairs and maintenance.
Viking SilCoat can be applied to virtually any existing roofing surface to provide a weather tight seal, protecting a roof from the effects of New Zealand’s sometimes severe weather conditions.
Where and how is it installed?
Viking SilCoat is a remedial coating system designed specifically to be applied over existing materials like weathered bitumen, Butyl, EPDM, TPO, PVC, metal or liquid applied membrane systems.
To ensure a professional finish, Viking SilCoat can only be installed by Viking Approved Applicators.
It forms a seamless membrane that can tolerate pooling water and stands up to harsh UV light.
Viking SilCoat creates a smooth surface that offers excellent resistance to mould and mildew, making it easy to maintain.
Ease of application
Viking SilCoat is simply applied with a paint roller. The easy application makes it both efficient and economical, while maintaining maximum durability.
It can be applied with or without a primer, dependent on the roof condition. As every roof is different, the best way to be sure a maximum bond to the roof will be to conduct the adhesion test outlined in our application guide.
Protection and Maintenance
If you need to walk on the roof, then the SilCoat Walkway System provides a durable rooftop walkway for maintenance traffic.
Unlike adhered mats, WalkPad becomes an integral part of the roof and the yellow colour provides a highly visible walkway. WalkPad Granules can provide additional traction and resistance to wear.
Viking SilCoat is covered by a 5 year product warranty, but can last up to 10 times longer under the right conditions.
The key to getting the most out of the roof in its existing condition is the right planning, preparation and application.
Is a consent required to maintain or repair a roof?
Not usually - the Building Act excludes normal maintenance from requiring a consent.
Visit the Department of Building and Housing website for more information or ask your local council.