5 Types of Roof Coatings And Why Silicone Is The Best One.

 

 

When we think of commercial roof coatings we mostly think of acrylic and silicone coatings but there are more than just those two. In fact, there 3 others that you should be aware of. Scroll down and find out what those are and why Central Roofing still likes Silicone Roof Coatings the Best.

 

1. Acrylic Coatings

 

These are water-based coatings that are applied in a thin layer and can provide a protective barrier against UV rays and weathering. They can be applied over a variety of roofing materials, including built-up roofing systems, single-ply membrane systems, and metal roofing.

Find out the pros and cons of these types of coatings here.

 

2. Asphalt coatings:

 

Asphalt coatings are made from a mixture of asphalt and solvents and are applied in a thick layer to provide a protective barrier against water and weathering.

 

3. Rubber coatings:

 

Rubber coatings are made from recycled rubber and are applied in a thin layer to provide a flexible and durable protective barrier.

 

4. Silicone coatings:

 

Silicone coatings are highly resistant to water and weathering and can provide long-lasting protection for flat roofs. These properties make silicone roof coatings a good choice for flat or low-slope roofs, and they can often be applied over existing roofing materials, which can help to extend the life of the roof.  You can learn about the pros and cons of Silicone Roof Coatings Here.

 

5. Elastomeric coatings:

 

These coatings are made from a blend of polymers and are highly elastic, which allows them to expand and contract with the movement of the roof. They provide excellent protection against water and weathering.

 

Why We Like Silicone Roof Coatings The Best.

 

Silicone Roof Coatings have their flaws but they are still without the best flat roof coating system in the market today. They are more reliable and tend to withstand ponding better than the other coating options.

Not only that but more roofing companies know to apply them correctly. Which is the most important factor no matter which roofing system you apply to your commercial flat roof.

 

Conclusion

 

 

Ultimately, the best roof coating for a particular building will depend on factors such as the age and condition of the roof, the climate in which the building is located, and the budget available for the project. A professional commercial roofing

company should be able to help you evaluate different roof coating options and make a recommendation based on your specific needs.

 

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