Why Are Roof Coatings Useful for Commercial Roofs?

By Stacy Mellete

A commercial roof coating can reflect sunlight, lower your building’s energy demands, and protect the underlying roof system from bad weather. In particular, a cold-applied roof coating saves money on labor because the commercial roof contractor doesn’t have to use bitumen feeding equipment or other tools for hot-applied coatings. Read on as Affordable Roofing Systems, a local roof repairs expert, explains what you have to know about roof coatings:

Is Your Current Roof a Good Candidate for Roof Coatings?

Examine the condition of your current roof and consider environmental factors so you can determine if it is a good candidate for a roof coating. Your roof should be in good condition or in a repairable state before you apply a roof coating. Roof coatings work best as a preventive measure. Take note if your roof experiences ponding water, as that can damage coatings. For a roof exposed to emissions and chemicals, use coatings that are specialized for that purpose.

What Makes Roof Coatings Useful?

Building owners and facility managers opt for roof coatings based on several reasons. Roof coatings can have high reflectivity, which can reduce air conditioning costs and make the building more comfortable.

Roof coatings can also restore an aging roof and extend its life span, as long as the old roof is in good shape. Lastly, roof coatings can protect a new roof from damage. As a storm damage roof restoration expert, Affordable Roofing Systems recommends consulting a professional before applying a roof coating.

 

How Are Roof Coatings Applied?

Applying a roof coating is more complicated than just painting a wall, so work with a professional roofing company. The roofing company will clean your roof and wait for it to dry. Applying a roof coating on a dirty and wet roof can cause pimples in the coating. Roof coatings usually need a primer and certain flashing and detailing techniques.

Your roofing contractor should follow the coating manufacturer’s instructions to the letter.

Affordable Roofing Systems can help you with hail damage repair and all of your other commercial or residential roofing projects. We have many years of experience and have earned certifications from industry-leading manufacturers like GAF, allowing us to work on any kind of building.

Call us at (813) 542-8462 to learn more about our services and products or to ask for a free estimate.

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