Roof Coatings

What kind of roofs can be coated?

If you roof isn’t in a state past repair, then a roof coating is the most economical and permanent fix you can make. Almost all types of roofs can be coated. Some examples include metal, spray polyurethane, single-ply, modified bitumen, Built-up roof (BUR) systems, etc. Without special treatments, ballasted and gravel surfaced membranes are not typically acceptable roof surfaces for coating membranes.

Roof coatings are practical measures for preventing heat loss, protecting the roof from severe weather conditions and extending the life of your roof. Here is a list of some popular roof coating materials for consideration.

Silicone Roof Coating– It is affordable and resistant to discoloration and UV rays. It can be applied thickly without compromising durability. This helps it prevent ponding water on the surface of the flat roof. Silicone coatings actually cure and become stronger in reaction to moisture further protecting your roof. A silicone roof can stand up to the harshest UV rays without degrading, chalking or cracking.

Cool Roof Coatings – Excellent option to keep the roof cool and energy efficient. They are also resistant to the adverse effects of chemicals and safeguard the roof against water damage. They are highly reflective and reduce energy costs, resilient to the sun’s rays and heat. Eco-friendly, a cool roof absorbs less sunlight and therefore helps conserve energy. Cool roofs are very effective in reflecting the sun’s energy from the roof surface. Can reduce energy bills by 10-30%.

Acrylic Roof Coatings – These type of coatings are produced form an elastomeric membrane which offers a seamless defense to the roof. They are extremely popular because they are inexpensive, durable and, lightweight. They are resistant to dirt and weather changes, prevent leaks, maintain the roof’s original shape for a long time, protect the roof from UV rays damage and keep a property cool in summers. This type of investment can help property owners save thousands of dollars in roofing maintenance over many years.

Single-Ply Membranes

Single-ply membranes are one of the most popular flat roofing materials. Single-ply membranes coatings are useful for low-sloped roofs because the membranes used are pre-manufactured to help roll off the roof smoothly, creating a uniform layer. They are lightweight, cost-effective and work well for a variety of roofing projects. Single-ply roofs have far fewer seams than asphaltic rolled roof systems and don’t require dangerous torches or hot asphalt for installation. Single-ply systems are resistant to wind and UV, meaning they are more durable to natural wear and tear.

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