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Roof coating is usually done to protect roof systems from the elements and reduce the occurrence of leaks. It is therefore not surprising that this is very popular in Florida, a region prone to drastic weather changes.
How is roof coating done?
Roof coating involves the application of a fluid roofing layer on top of a roof, leaving it water and mold resistant. The coating products used are usually thicker and more consistent than paints. Due to the level of expertise required, roof coating is usually done by professional contractors.
Why should you coat your roof?
There are several reasons to coat your roof. These include:
- Coating systems extend the life of your roof
Since it protects your roof from water, mold, mildew, and even heat to some extent, coating can extend your roof’s lifespan by up to 20 years. The fact that you can even choose to recoat is yet another contributor to a long lifespan.
This is especially true for flat roofs because they have a harder time draining off water and can easily have leaks if coating is not used.
- Coating makes roofs energy efficient
Coatings also make roofs more emissive and reflective, creating a “cool roof” effect. These reflective roofs make it easier to control temperatures within the house and save a lot of energy and money.
- Coating makes roofs look better
Apart from functionality, coating also serves an aesthetic value. The beautiful finish it gives your roof makes it popular among many homeowners.
When it comes to roof coatings, there is no one size fits all solution. Different coating types are compatible with different types of roofs. Since we understand this, we offer a variety of coating services and always advise our clients on which ones are most compatible with their roof.To give you a better feel of our offerings, here is a breakdown of the different types of coating we offer:
- Acrylic coating
This is a roof coating formulated from strong and durable acrylic polymers. Due to its affordable price, this is one of the most popular elastomeric roof coatings. Highly suitable for sloped roofs, it is flexible, weather-resistant, and water-resistant.
This reflective roof coating also offers great protection from UV rays and is very easy to apply. However, like many other water-based coatings, it has poor chemical resistance and can be unstable under continuous water ponding.
- Silicone coating
While silicone coating is a bit expensive, it comes with the advantage of being thick enough to be applied without the need of a primer. Moreover, it has a higher water and air resistance than other elastomeric roof coatings.
To cap it off, this solvent-based coating is highly resilient and is much more stable when exposed to water ponding. On the flip side, it may impart some undesirable mechanical weaknesses.
- Polyurethane foam coating
Not only is polyurethane foam coating energy efficient but it is also highly resistant. It can comfortably withstand high foot traffic and water ponding conditions. More importantly, it can take the shape of any roof, making it compatible with all roofing materials.
Moreover, it doesn’t produce any waste, making it extremely environmentally friendly. Considering that it is also durable and water-resistant, it offers good value for money. However, it can be prone to punctures and requires accurate repair.
Fortunately, we have a deep understanding of what we are doing, promising a well done and long-lasting coating.
- Modified bitumen coating
This roof coating is best for asphalt-based roofs. It is sturdy, durable, and exhibits high waterproofing properties. Additionally, it is easy to apply and isn’t as expensive as other elastomeric roof coatings.
A single coat can last up to 15 years and recoating is easier and much cheaper.
However, warm and humid conditions can reduce this time significantly.
How are we different?ar
If you are thinking of coating your roof, we are your best bet. We have extensive experience in roof coating and customize our services to our specific client. We give our clients advice on which coating types suit them and are even available for recoating should the need arise.
Whether you’re looking for acrylic coating, silicone coating, polyurethane foam coating, or modified bitumen coating, don’t hesitate to give us a call.