Your roof is the one thing that stands between the elements and everything inside. By adding a waterproof layer of protection to your roof, you’ll be shielding the roofing structure, the building itself, and your belongings, from damage. In this article, we will discuss the importance of a waterproofing roof coating system.
Roof Coatings – A Suit Of Armor For Your Roof
A roof is built to withstand the harmful effects of the wind, sun, and rain, but continual exposure to the elements can take its toll causing the roof to chip, break, or leak. Roof coatings are an added layer of protection against the effects of the weather and environment that will prevent your roof from being damaged. Waterproofing restores the surface and seals cracks to prevent roof leaks that can lead to the substructure of your roof rotting.
Roof coatings also prevent the growth of mold and other vegetation by keeping moisture out. Mold growth and other water damage can spread to your internal walls and ceilings. It’s worth mentioning that preventing mold is far easier than trying to get rid of it.
What Makes A Roof Coating Effective?
Roof coatings have a higher solid content than regular paint and because of this, they are able to protect a roof from UV light, high winds, and water run-off. The extra ingredient in roof coatings that sets them apart from roof paint is the high percentage of top-quality resin. Resin lends an elastic quality to the coating that prevents it from hardening and cracking and keeps it pliable. This helps it to last for many years. The resins cure and form a film that is both elastomeric and durable. This film fills in the small cracks and membrane seams, completing the waterproof layer. The application of roof coating is denser per square foot than regular roof paint.
Common Types of Roof Coatings
There are a number of different factors that will determine what the best roof coating is for you. Each roof coating type is suited to particular applications. Your ABC Roofing professional will help you decide what will be the best choice for your roof.
Apply A Roof Coating And Save Money
Opting for a roof coating makes good economic sense for two main reasons:
Simply put, a good quality roof coating, applied by an industry professional will make your roof last longer. Roofs are vulnerable to damage from water, chemicals or physical damage, and a damaged roof compromises the physical structure underneath it. Preventing damage to your roof will save on repair costs.
Reduced Cooling Costs
A good quality roof coating will help lower your utility bill in two ways:
An effective roof coating helps create an effective seal on the building that saves on the amount of energy a building uses for cooling.
Reflective roof coatings lower the roof temperature by deflecting light as well as infrared and ultraviolet radiation. A cooler roof means a cooler interior, reducing the cooling costs. This has a broader effect by lowering the strain on the electrical grid.
Coat Your Roof And Avoid Tear-Off and Waste
Did you know that 2.5 billion feet of roofs are either re-coated or replaced annually? A roof that is too damaged will be torn-off and thrown away, making roofing materials the third biggest contributor to landfills. Re-coating will add years to the life of your roof.
ABC Roofing – The Roof Coating Connoisseurs
With over 30 years of experience in the roofing industry, our professional roofers are ready to help you restore, and keep your roof in tip-top condition. We can offer you a wide range of top-class products to suit your exact needs. Call us today for your free estimate at 954-344-4622.