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Acrylic, Silicone & Polyurethane Coatings
Restore It Commercial Roofing is certified to use the following roof coating systems:
|Uniflex Fluid Applied Roofing Systems|
|Sika Liquid-Applied Roof Coatings|
|Conklin Roofing Systems|
|Bulldog / Durex Reflective Roof Coatings|
|PM Progressive Silicone Roofing Systems|
The key to any fluid applied roof coating success is material durability. Durability implies resistance to the effects of UV degradation from the sun. The sunlight strikes the roof, such as asphalt, the asphalt absorbs some of the radiation and the polymer begins to vibrate and break up into smaller pieces. This is the deterioration that is associated with the harmful effects of sunlight. When new, asphalt roofing looks good, however, six months later, there is a chalky residue. This is the result of damage from the sun.
Cool white roof coatings are transparent to ultraviolet radiation which means they do not absorb the sun’s destructive radiation. The coating is not absorbing any of the radiation; it is reflecting the radiation back into the atmosphere. The coating contains UV blocking pigments that reflect this degrading UV radiation and so the roof substrate is protected.
Our Roofing Systems
Acrylic polymers have been engineered that are specifically designed for roof applications.
It is applied as a liquid. As it dries, it forms a tough membrane, like EPDM, PVC and TPO roofs But, unlike those materials, it has no seams. No field or factory seaming is necessary, and the coating is 100% fully adhered. These coatings are not mechanically attached like other types of single-ply membranes.
Acrylic coatings are widely used in roof restoration. Acrylic coatings cure by water evaporation, and have a proven track record on a variety of roof substrates.
Silicone coatings are a high solid, moisture-cured, solvent-based coating.
Perhaps the best benefit of a silicone roof coating is its resistance to ponding water (water that sits on a roof for more than 48 hours). Silicone coatings can endure the damaging effects of ponding water without breaking down like acrylic coatings.
Silicone coating will not degrade, chalk, or crack from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
For the most part, modern silicone coating formulations have a high-solids content that typically exceeds 90%. While most all silicone coatings are considered environmentally friendly, high-solids formulations, specifically, are the best in this regard. Most of today’s high-solids silicone coatings are solvent-free and contain extremely low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and must also meet and exceed all state-regulated material safety standards, meaning they are safe for use in all 50 states.
Polyurethane roof coatings are among the strongest and most durable coatings available in the industry. Polyurethane coatings do a great job of protecting both commercial and industrial roofs.
Polyurethane coatings can effectively withstand the daily thermal expansion and contraction of roof structures, deliver long-lasting performance, and hold up well against the damaging effects of ponding water. Plus, they are more impact-resistant than many other coating materials, very resistant to grease, oils and chemicals so they are a great choice for use on roofs with high-traffic areas and workers.
Acrylic, Silicone and Polyurethane Systems provide the following benefits:
- Durable and flexible
- Seals the entire surface
- Flows into cracks and crevices
- Reduces thermal shock damage
- Handles all ranges of temperatures
- Bonds directly to existing surfaces
- Forms a tough seamless membrane
- Resists UV deterioration unlike a black roof