When it comes to roof repair and fixing leaks on a commercial building, elastomeric roof coatings often are the answer to property owners who want to avoid a full roof replacement. Roof coatings is a good alternative and a great way to be successful in a commercial roof restoration.
Elastomeric roof coatings can be applied to a existing roofing system on a wide variety of roof styles. These thick roof coatings add a weatherproof and seamless (liquid-applied monolithic) protection for a roof membrane. The roof coating is applied with spray or roll on application to your existing roof, around pipes, vents, hatches and other common roof equipment.
While the roof coating resembles house paint, it is 5-10 times thicker. These elastomeric coatings are usually silicone or acrylic. The thick coating are membrane -like material and permeates any nooks or crannies, so there are no patches or seams around hard to reach areas.
7 BENEFITS OF ELASTOMERIC ROOF COATINGS FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES:
1) Roof Coatings Can Be Applied to Wide Range of Roofing Systems
The beauty of elastomeric roof coatings is that they can be applied to all types of commercial roofing systems; metal roof coatings, aluminum roof coating, flat roof coatings and single ply roofing.
2) Roof Coatings are Cost Effective
Current coatings technologies provide economical means to restore aging surfaces, with solar reflectivity adding an energy-savings bonus. This makes roof coatings versus a total roof replacement more cost effective. One of the major reasons commercial building owners opt for a roof coating system.
3) Roof Coatings are Eco-Friendly
Restoring a roof through a professionally applied roof coating system reduces landfill waste and improves the environment. A good amount of our roof coating products contain ultra-low or zero VOCs and qualify for US Green Building Council’s LEED program for Sustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere, and Materials and Resources.
4) Avoids a Full Roof Rip Off and Roof Replacement
The savings of not having to rip off your current roof reduces the contribution to landfills, hence landfill fees. In many cases, a roof coating system is applied to the current roofing system, speeding up installation time and lowering cost.
5 )Roof Coating Systems are Energy Efficient
Roof coatings last for the long term and can be re-coated every 10+ years, renewing the reflectivity, waterproof capabilities and prolonging the longevity of your roofing system. A white roof coating is better at reflecting harmful UV rays, lower heat absorption and utility bills.
6) Roof Coating Can Be Applied With Minimal Disruption
As much as a roofing contractor may try, there is a big disruption and mess associated when a full commercial roof replacement is required. This is not so when applying AcryPly or ARM systems. These applications create minimal noise disruptions and low odor.
7) Roof Coatings Hold up to All Types of Weather Conditions
Perhaps one of our favorite reasons to opt for a roof coating system over a roof replacement is the advantage of a UV protection that extends a roof’s longevity, and lowers maintenance costs. Highly reflective roof coatings deliver a cooler more comfortable environment inside the building, lowering energy costs and increasing employee productivity.
Robert Burke, President of Restore It Commercial Roofing, personally trains and oversees all employees to ensure the job is done right. He has decades of knowledge and hands-on industry experience, so he can handle any type of problem. Not to mention, a full range of product knowledge in order to select the right one to protect your commercial roof!