Roof coating is essentially 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. Roof coating is not just paint; it’s a product that has specific functions that are primarily aimed at protecting the roof to prolong its useful life.
Here are some important things to know about roof coating:
Types of Roof Coatings
Acrylic coatings: These are water-based coatings and some of the most cost-effective coatings available.
Silicone coatings: These are high solids coatings designed to provide a smooth surface even in harsh weather conditions.
Polyurethane coatings: Often used on flat roofs, they are highly resistant to foot traffic and can reflect UV rays.
Asphalt coatings: These coatings are made from bitumen and can protect against moisture and UV damage.
Benefits of Roof Coating
Extend Roof Lifespan: A coating can add years to your roof’s lifespan by providing a protective layer.
Energy Savings: Many roof coatings are reflective, bouncing back the sun’s rays and helping to cool the building below, which can reduce energy costs.
Aesthetically Pleasing: In addition to functional benefits, a new roof coating can improve the look of your roof.
Environmentally Friendly: By extending the life of your roof, you’re reducing landfill waste from roof replacement.
The application process involves cleaning the roof surface, applying a primer if necessary, and then applying the coating. The coating can be rolled or sprayed on.
It’s also important to note that the weather and temperature at the time of application can affect the effectiveness and adhesion of the coating.
Remember, while roof coatings can be applied by homeowners, it’s often best to hire a professional to ensure proper application and maximize the benefits of the coating.