When To Consider A Silicone Roof Coating

Roof Repair

Silicone Roof Coating

The roof is in most cases the largest surface area of any building. It has the vital role of protecting the interior of the building, and your assets, from all the elements. Because of the pounding it takes, needs special care and attention.

Homeowners who have low slope/flat roofs can protect the roofing structure is by applying a protective coating. Professional roofing contractors residing in South Florida are familiar with the harsh conditions that roofs endure, so they may recommend a silicone roof coating.

Types Of Roof Coating

Although there are numerous roof coating materials available, ABC Roofing uses the following for South Florida’s extreme weather conditions:

  • Acrylic Roof Coating Systems: Acrylic roof coating systems that are water-based, highly reflective, and highly UV resistant.
  • Elastomeric Roof Coating: This roof coating is inexpensive, easy to clean, and highly water and humidity resistant.
  • Silicone Roof Coating: Less likely to erode, the silicone roof coating is easy to clean, and expands and contracts well.

The Advantages Of Silicone Roof Coating

Residents of South Florida, familiar with how weather conditions wreak havoc on the flat roof of a building, rely on professional roofing companies to apply roof coatings that will adequately protect their roofs. When professionals recommend a silicone roof coating, it is usually because:

  • It can handle pounding water resistance without absorbing water.
  • It resists the formation of mildew.
  • It is easy to clean.
  • Erosion is minimal. Unlike most other roof coatings, it will not degrade or crack with exposure to direct, harsh, sunlight.
  • It is environmentally friendly and safe. It is solvent-free and contains low volatile organic compounds.
  • By reflecting between 80-90% of the harmful UV rays, it provides UV protection and lowers the roof’s surface temperature. This assists in cutting cooling costs and prolongs the roof’s life.
  • It is very flexible

Four Questions All Homeowners Of Silicone-Coated Roofs Ask

Roofing contractors will consult with clients before applying any roof coating system. The 4 most asked questions regarding silicone roofing are:

1)     Does Silicone Roof Coating Stop Roof Leaks?

The answer to this question is both yes and no. A silicone roof coating will prevent minor leaks, but not major leaks. The roof will need to be thoroughly inspected and repaired where necessary before the silicone coating is applied.

2)     How Long Does Silicone Roof Coating Last?

If the coating is applied correctly and maintained as recommended, it can last up to 10 years.

3)     How Is A Silicone-Coated Roof Maintained?

Silicone-coated roofs need regular maintenance. Homeowners should contact a professional to inspect the roof annually and have a maintenance schedule that includes:

  • Regular cleaning of foot traffic dirt and debris that accumulates on the roof, especially after a storm.
  • Regular maintenance and cleaning of gutters.

4)     Who Should Apply Silicone Coating To A Roof?

You should only allow qualified, licensed, and insured roofing contractors to apply a silicone roof coating to your roof. When deciding on a roofing contractor, you should be sure to ask about their credentials: are they qualified and insured? Is the estimate they provide cost competitive? We are all on a budget but beware of the contractor who comes in a lot cheaper than the average roofing contractor.

Roof Coating And More In South Florida

ABC Roofing has a solid reputation that is backed by several awards. Our family-owned establishment takes pride in our workmanship and can assist you with any roofing needs.

Whether your roof needs maintenance, or you want to learn more about your roof coating options, we are here for you. Call us at (954) 344-4622 today.

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