What Is A Silicone Roof Coating?
Silicone coatings are a great option if you are looking for a proven long-lasting solution for roof restoration. Many Silicone applications can last between 15-20 years, depending on the particular system installed.
The roofs on commercial buildings are only designed to last for so long. After their service life comes to an end, they fall out of warranty and begin to deteriorate. Many managers will see that as their cue to replace their roofs entirely so that they remain in warranty. But, of course, doing that is expensive.
What if there was another way?
Well, it turns out that there is: silicone roof coating.
Silicone roof coating is much less expensive than replacing the roof outright. Plus, it can extend its useful life dramatically, and provides an extensive 20 year warranty.
So how does it work?
The principle is simple. We use a high-end 100% solids, high performance, solvent free, single component and moisture cure product. This membrane is a super-strong, ultra-durable layer that protects the roof from the elements, helping to cut down on depreciation, weathering, wear and tear, and cellular infiltration.
Silicone roof coating usually arrives as either a roll-on or spray-on product which covers all of the imperfections in your roof. In effect, it prevents the elements from taking advantage of any pre-existing weaknesses, keeping the roof in excellent condition for longer.
It’s worth noting that a silicone roof coating will not improve the insulation performance of your roof. With that said, it will protect your roof from the elements and help you push your roof replacement costs into the future.
What Are The Benefits Of Silicone Roof Systems?
While reducing your overall roofing costs is undoubtedly one of the main benefits, there are a host of others too. Check them out below:
Silicone is a naturally low-odor product. Unlike many roof coating solutions, it doesn’t emit any foul smells into the air or VOCs. Furthermore, silicone is a remarkably safe and stable compound, even when it comes into direct contact with the skin.
Quick Cure Time / Moisture-Cure
Applying silicone roof coating to your roof is a surprisingly straightforward process. First, we reinforce all critical areas prior to topcoat application. We then power wash the entire facility roof to remove any traces of dirt and grime that could affect the curing process.
Silicone has a remarkably rapid cure time meaning that it can start protecting your roof almost immediately. There’s no need to wait. Depending on weather conditions, the roof is walkable within 2-4 hours.
No Need For Prior Tear Off
Tearing off existing surfaces is a major hassle. It creates a mess, increases labor costs, and means that it takes longer to resurface your roof.
Our silicone roof coatings, however, don’t require any prior tear off. You can apply it directly to existing surfaces after all critical areas are reinforced to protect with none of the usual hassles. Again, it’s quick, simple, and easy to install.
Save On Energy
Like most facilities managers, you want to get your energy bills down as low as possible. Again, silicone roof coating provides a solution. Our silicone roofing systems are Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) compliant, meaning that they achieve specific benchmarks for thermal emittance and solar reflectance. Thus, the higher the roof rating, the greater the amount of energy reflected from the building and the lower the energy requirements for cooling.
Many silicone roofing solutions are bright white. This feature lets them reflect up to 35 percent of high energy UV rays from the sun, dramatically reducing cooling costs.
Practically No Maintenance
A roof coating of 100% solids silicone requires practically no maintenance and does not need to be reapplied every few years. Once the work is complete, the silicone protection remains for a decade or more. In addition, silicone roofs are robust enough to withstand practically anything that nature can throw at them, including prolonged direct sunlight and sub-zero temperatures.
Request A Free Quote To Restore Your Roof
Is your roof coming to the end of its useful life? If so, then fear not: we’re here to help. Our silicone roof coating system is a tool that you can use to extend the life of your roof without having to shell out on an expensive roof replacement. Even if your roof is in poor condition, it may still be more economical to use a silicone roof coating solution than to replace the roof outright.
If you would like to discuss your options or find out more about our Title 24 compliant silicone roofing systems, then get in touch with a member of our friendly team today. We can provide you with a free, written, no-obligation estimate for your facility, putting the power back in your hands.
So what are you waiting for?