There are many effective strategies you can utilize to extend the life of your roof. A roof coating is often the best and most practical solutions when it comes to prolonging the lifespan of your roofs.
There are many different types of roof coatings to choose from. These products are typically manufactured so that they are waterproof as well as reflective. Also, certain coating product lines are available with long term, no leak, total system warranties to give property owners extra protection for their investment.
Elastomeric Roof Coatings
An Elastomeric roof coating is a monolithic, fully adhered, fluid applied roofing membrane. It has elastic properties that allows it to stretch and return to its original shape without damage.
A typical roof coating film thickness (dry) varies from paint film thickness (plus or minus 3 dry mils) to a minimum of 40 dry mils. This means a roof coating actually becomes the top layer of a composite roof membrane and underlying system. As such, the roof coating is the topmost layer of protection for the membrane, receiving the impact of sunlight (both infrared and UV), rain, hail and physical damage.
Roof coatings are seamless and when installed correctly, can solve roof leaks on almost any type of roof substrate, as well as keeping the surface cool and providing a layer of protection from the sun and weather. A properly installed coating system can extend the life of almost any roofing system.
Roof coatings can add 25 years to the service life of a roof and reduce the amount of discarded roofing materials that end up in landfills. Field studies have shown that cool roof coatings can lower rooftop temperatures and reduce energy bills.