4 Options For the Right Roof Coating to Suit Your Needs
What makes a roof last a long time? One factor is the type of coating used on the roof.
When trying to select the perfect roof coating, you have to keep in mind the type of protection your roof needs. Do you want to protect it from UV rays, foot traffic, or the elements?
Which one is best acrylic, cool roof coatings, single-ply, or a silicone roof coating? Keep reading to learn more.
1. Silicone Roof Coating
Since they come in a couple options such as acetoxy-cure and oxime-cure, silicone sealants are often a common roof coating choice.
The acetoxy-cure, for example, is a lot more affordable. Although it doesn’t adhere to metals because it tends to be prone to corrosion, it’s resistant to discoloration and UV rays.
Oxime-cure, on the other hand, it’s more expensive but does well on metals and it doesn’t allow corrosion. It also resists most weather conditions. The downside is it doesn’t do well under UV rays, and it tends to discolor.
2. Cool Roof Coatings
As the name suggests, these types of coatings are a great option to keep roofs cool and energy efficient.
The pigments used in this type of coating are thick like paint film, which makes them resistant to the sun’s rays and heat.
Cool roofing coatings are proven to cut down on electricity bills and keep those who don’t have air conditioning cooler longer.
This type of coating is also resistant to chemicals and protects the roof of a building from water damage.
3. Acrylic Roof Coatings
Acrylic roof coatings are created from an elastomeric membrane which adds a type of seamless protection to the roof.
Most people like to use acrylic roof coatings since they’re quite durable but lightweight. Acrylic coatings tend to be resistant to weather changes, prevent leaks, seal the seams, and keeps the roof in prime shape longer.
Another advantage of acrylic roofs is the fact that it’s reflective and keeps the UV rays from damaging the roof. It also keeps the property cool during the warmer months.
Although not many people go on the roof, acrylic coatings are dirt resistant. A dirty roof might devalue the property, so it’s important to keep it clean.
Acrylic roof coatings are also inexpensive. Building owners can save a lot of money by choosing to apply acrylic coatings.
4. Single-Ply Membranes
Building owners use single-ply membranes on low-sloped roofs. Since the membranes used in this formula are pre-fabricated, they roll off the roof creating a uniform coating.
There are several options when it comes to adhering the single-ply to the roof such as chemicals adhesives, mechanical fasteners, or using a ballast.
Finding the Right Roof Coating
There are many options when it comes to roof coatings such as single-ply, cool roof, acrylic, and a silicone roof coating. Picking the right one depends on how long you want it to last, the weather conditions, and even budget.
If you want to learn about the 5 incredible benefits of energy saving coatings, check out this article.
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