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WHY COAT A ROOF?
Whether it’s a shingle roof or a flat roof, sunlight and inclement weather affect all roofs. However, some roofing materials are simpler to treat because they’re more durable. But other roofing materials require professional help.
Coatings allow the top layer to be sealed and different from the underlying material used to construct a roof. Coatings are what help maintain your roof in the face of external factors. There are many benefits to coating a roof :
- Improved protection: Roof coatings can help protect your roof from severe weather, especially hail. Hailstones can cause extreme damage to your roof, but coatings add an additional layer of protection.
- Cost savings: A new roof can cost you thousands of dollars. Roof coatings typically only require about 30% to 40% of the price of a complete tear-off. And can be an ideal roof repair solution.
- Energy savings: These coatings can help reduce the amount of energy needed to cool your home. Most roof coatings have reflective properties, which means that the layer will reflect the ultraviolet (UV) rays that hit your roof and cause it to heat up instead of absorbing the heat.
TYPES OF ROOF COATING SYSTEMS
The different types of coating center around addressing the varying factors your roof will face. For example, if your home’s location is subject to torrential downpours, you’ll want to consider a bituminous coating, which gears toward waterproofing your roof.
Elastomeric Coatings: contain elastic properties. This flexibility means the roof’s surface can stretch without being damaged. Non-bituminous roof coatings tend to be elastomeric. These coatings allow for building movement and thermal expansion due to hot weather.
Reflective Coatings: Reflect the sun’s rays. These coatings tend to be white or to include other particularly reflective colors. Reflective coatings fall under the ‘cool roof’ category. These coatings can decrease a roof’s temperature by up to 60 degrees.
Polymer-Modified Coatings: bituminous coatings with a polymer addition to improving their performance. Polymer-modified layers allow for better flexibility, are longer-lasting but are more expensive than unmodified coatings.
As Seattle Roofing Professionals, we offer many coating products and services for all types of roofs!
- Flat roof coating
- Foam roof coating
- Metal roof coating
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