Roof coatings are typically used in a restorative capacity to prolong the lifespan of an existing roof and reduce energy costs. Roof coatings can be installed over existing modified bitumen roofing systems, built-up roofing, metal roofing, single-ply and spray foam roofing. A well-done coating will protect a building investment, but should not be used in place of a commercial roofing system.
Common coatings include:
– Silicone & Acrylic Roof Coatings
– Polyurea Applications
– Urethane Deck Coatings
– Epoxy Coatings
– Energy Star Coatings
– Spray Urethane Foam
What is a Roof Coating System?
A roof coating is a monolithic, fully adhered, fluid applied roofing membrane. It has elastic properties that allow it to stretch and return to its original shape without damage. Typical roof coating dry film thickness varies from paint film thickness (plus or minus 3 dry mils) to more than 40 dry mils. Along with the waterproofing qualities, roof coating may be utilized as a way to enhance the ability of the roof to deal with exposure to sunlight.
A roof coating system restores years of serviceable life to your older roof systems, with a new 5, 10, 15 and even 20 years of warranted protection to your building. Additionally, in many cases, adding spray applied polyurethane foam over your properly prepared existing roof system, can add additional insulation value to your building without the costly removal of your existing roof system.
What is Spray Polyurethane Foam (Spray Foam Systems)?
This fluid material is applied as a liquid and rises to form a continuous and seamless protective barrier over roofs and around pipes, vents, and any protrusions through the roof. The application process allows us to level out the roof to decrease the chance of ponding water.
The foam material can expand and contract with the building in accordance with outside temperatures, reducing the likelihood of cracks and splitting. SPF roofing delivers thermal, air, and moisture barriers to provide the highest R-value per inch, which means the material provides better insulation for the building. The spray polyurethane foam keeps heat out in the summer and in during the winter, lowering energy costs. The silicone top coating resists UV light, thus protecting the foam and reducing heat absorption. Once an SPF roof is installed, it requires minimal preventative maintenance and repair, adding to its value.