What Is Roof Coating?
Roof coating is a silicone, asphalt, elastomeric acrylic, polyurethane, SEBS, or other type of rubberized material used to seal, repair, and waterproof the roof. Roof coatings are available in a range of colors, including reflective white and translucent, and can be pigmented to match your roof. These coatings are designed to be brushed, sprayed, or rolled onto the roof.
What Are The Benefits Of Coating Your Roof?
A new roof can be a big expense, but by investing in roof coatings, you can prolong the service life of your roof, and save yourself money in more ways than one. When professionally installed, roofing coatings have been known to extend the usable life of a roof by 10+ years. They’ve also been known to save homeowners and business owners money by keeping the property cooler and giving the AC a break. These are just some of the benefits of roof coating. Here are a few more.
Coating your roof:
- prevents damage from worsening
- provides seamless protection against moisture, heat, acid rain, and UV rays
- stops leaks immediately and permanently
- prevents rust, staining, and mildew
- repairs and restores roofs and costs significantly less than a roof replacement
Roof coatings are designed to resist peeling and cracking, to remain flexible, and to reduce the amount of maintenance your roof will need. They also reduce thermal shock and stress by reducing expansion and contraction caused by temperature shifts.
Plus, these systems can bring down energy costs and improve the look of the roof, and they carry excellent warranties when professionally applied — you may even be eligible for an energy rebate.
They’re also eco-friendly, in that they lower the amount of roofing materials that end up in landfills by lengthening the service life of each roof. And because installation is relatively quick and non-invasive, you can treat it like a normal day — business won’t be disrupted.
Who Should Coat Their Roof?
Roof coating is a great option for anyone looking to prolong the useful service life of their roof, but it’s especially great for those with damaged roofs — roofs that aren’t quite ready for replacement but could use some repair, restoration, and protection.
Coating your roof is also a great idea when having leaks repaired. Once repairs are made, coating the roof can seal pinhole leaks and cracks and provide even greater protection against future leaks.
Can New Roofs Be Coated?
New roofs can be coated. In fact, coating your roof when it’s new can protect it against heat damage and can provide energy savings.
Can Every Type Of Roof Be Coated?
Roofs that can benefit from coating include metal, BUR systems, concrete, gravel, and single-plies, to name a a few. If you’re unsure about whether or not your roof is eligible for coating, just give us a call. We’d be happy to help.
What Is The Best Roof Coating?
Not all coatings are right for all applications, which is why it’s important to speak with a roofing professional about your needs. For example, if you have a metal roof, SEBS roof coating may be the best option for you, as it adheres well to metal and has “ultra-low moisture permeability.” Silicone coatings, on the other hand, tend to be really great options for roofs with pooling water problems. There isn’t necessarily a “best” roof coating — it’s really more about which coating is best for your roof.
What Do You Need To Do Before Coating The Roof?
While many products are designed to adhere to even dirty and oily surfaces, for the best results, its important that the roof be properly prepped and cleaned prior to coating. It will also need adequate time to dry before the coating is applied. If you already have rusting on your metal roof and you aren’t sure what needs to be done before coating the roof, we can help with that, too.
Call Today To Schedule Your Roof Inspection & Coating
Are you looking for a way to protect your roof, prolong its usable service life, and keep energy costs lower? Give us a call at 479-751-0432. When you call on Top Hat Chimney & Roofing, we’ll send an experienced and highly trained professional to your home or business to evaluate your roof. We may recommend different coatings based on the slope and material of your roof. We may also recommend additional protection for leak-prone areas or areas with seams or pooling water.
But no matter what your needs may be, you can be confident we have the skill, training, experience, and products to do the job right. Call or request an appointment online today and our enthusiastic and knowledgeable professionals will take good care of you.