Types of Roof Sealants

There are many different types of roof sealants, including asphalt-based sealants, silicone sealants, and polyurethane sealants. Sabre provides all these types in Australia, ensuring a diverse selection to meet various roofing requirements effectively.


  • Asphalt-based sealants such as SabreFix BS are a common choice for sealing applications on roofs because they are relatively inexpensive, straightforward to apply and provide a robust level of protection against water. They are often used to seal shingles and other types of bituminous roofs. 
  • Silicone sealants such as SabreSeal NC are widely used for sealing metal roofs and different types of roofs that are highly exposed to extreme temperatures and weather conditions. They provide excellent resistance to heat and UV rays, and they remain flexible over a wide range of temperatures, particularly in harsh climates, which helps to prevent cracking and leaks.
  • MS Polymer sealants such as SabreSeal MS are a relatively newer type of sealant that is becoming increasingly popular for roof sealing applications. They provide excellent protection against moisture and UV exposure, and they remain flexible over a wide range of temperatures. They also provide good adhesion and can be used on a variety of different roofing and construction materials.

Advantages of Roof Sealants

There are several advantages to using roof sealants:


  • Waterproofing: Roof sealants form a waterproof membrane that helps to prevent water from penetrating the roof and causing water ingress. This can help prolong the roof’s life and prevent costly damage to the overall structure.
  • UV protection: Many roof sealants such as SabreSeal NC exhibit very high UV resistance which helps to protect the roof joints from the harmful effects of the sun. This can help to prevent the roof from becoming susceptible to water ingress and degradation over time.
  • Flexibility: Roof sealants are designed to absorb movement over a wide range of temperatures, which helps to prevent cracking and leaks. This can be especially important in areas with extreme temperatures or weather conditions.
  • Cost-effective: Roof sealants are a relatively cost-effective method of protecting and maintaining a roof throughout its service life. They are generally less expensive than replacing the entire roof, and they can help to extend the life of the roof and delay the need for costly repairs.
  • Easy to apply: Most roof sealants are easy to apply. For example, the Everbuild Evercryl Roof Repair Compound can be applied with a brush or roller, meaning repairs can be conducted efficiently.


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