Roof coatings can help ensure that your commercial roofing system is protected and will last a long time. They serve as barriers against the sun’s harmful rays and they also limit expansion and contraction cycles that could otherwise lead to the premature failure of the underlying roofing membrane.
In today’s post, Affordable Roof Care, a trusted provider of roofing and gutter installation services, shares some of the benefits of silicone roof coatings and briefly discusses other coating types.
Benefits of Silicone Roof Coatings
Silicone roof coatings have a moisture-curing system that allows you to restore and repair an existing roof without a costly tear-off. As a result, a silicone coating eliminates the hassle of roof disposal and helps reduce landfill waste.
This type of roof coating is ideally used for concrete, asphalt, single-ply, low sloped and metal roofing systems. It provides superior adhesion, durability and weather protection compared to other types of roof coating. Silicone roof coatings don’t become hard or brittle and perform well when exposed to ponding water.
Due to their highly reflective and UV-resistant capabilities, silicone roof coatings can help reduce your energy costs. They are considered eco-friendly since they have low VOCs, zero solvent and emit fewer toxins during application.
Other Types of Roof Coatings
Other roof coating options include acrylic and polyurethane. Acrylic is a water-based roof coating that works in most climates. However, acrylic roof coatings usually lose mil thickness with weathering and they don’t perform well when exposed to ponding water.
Meanwhile, polyurethane roof coatings are more impact-resistant. They have a stronger odor than other coatings, however, and are usually more expensive than acrylics.
Affordable Roof Care is a reliable company that delivers excellent results. We provide roofing, gutters and power washing services. Call us at (360) 639-4339 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve clients in Bremerton, Harbor and Poulsbo, WA.