Roof coatings are seamless and when installed correctly and can solve roof leaks on almost any type of roofing material. It can also can add 25 years to the service life of a roof and reduce the amount of discarded roofing materials that end up in landfills.
About Roof Coating
A roof coating is a monolithic, fully adhered, fluid applied roofing membrane. Many roof coatings are elastomeric, that is, they have elastic properties that allow them to stretch and return to their original shape without damage.
Typical roof coating dry film thickness vary from paint film thickness (plus or minus 0.075 mm (3 dry mils) to more than 1 mm (40 dry mils). This means a roof coating actually becomes the top layer of a composite roof membrane and underlying system. As such, the roof coating is the topmost layer of protection for the membrane, receiving the impact of sunlight (both infrared and ultraviolet (UV), rain, hail and physical damage.
Roof Coatings should not be confused with deck coatings. Deck coatings are traffic bearing – designed for waterproofing areas where pedestrian (and in some cases vehicular) traffic is expected. Roof coatings will only waterproof the substrates but will not withstand any kind of on going use by people or vehicles (such as walkways, patios, sundecks, restaurants, etc.).
Roof Coating FAQs
Acrylic. Acrylic roof coatings are among the most durable and inexpensive elastomeric coatings in the industry. Comprised of high solids emulsion polymers and potent biocides, these highly reflective coatings are ideally suited for extreme UV climates and provide superior resistance to mildew and dirt accumulation.
Yes, a silicone flat roof coating will seal up and stop existing roof leaks and there is no need to locate and identify each leak. A roofing contractor that knows How to apply flat roof coating can cover the entire roof which will protect the entire roof while stopping leaks.
The most common types of roof coatings are acrylic, asphalt, polyurethane, and silicone. Acrylic water-based coatings are suitable for high UV environments where a reflective roof is desired. They can be colored, but generally are sold in white, tan, and grey.