Roof coatings need far less work and material than standard roof tear-offs and replacements since they are put directly over existing surfaces.
It's an often asked question: which roof coating works best? In a nutshell, it depends. There are numerous aspects to consider when determining an elastomeric roof coating's performance, durability, and suitability. The following section will provide an in-depth discussion of the benefits of a suitable coating solution.
Roof coatings made of elastomeric rubber have been available for a long time. Having said that, many facility owners and managers remain ignorant of the various benefits they give. Therefore, before discussing the advantages of the many coating chemistries available in the market, let us first consider the numerous benefits that a coating system provides in general.
Replacement of a roof can be rather expensive. Depending on the roof you have, the cost of a complete replacement might range from $5 – $15 per square foot. On the other side, roof restoration delivers all of the benefits of a new roof at a fraction of the expense.
Roof coatings need far less work and material than standard roof tear-offs and replacements since they are put directly over existing surfaces. Thus, you may expect to pay between 50% and 70% less for a roof coating system installed on your building.
Perhaps the most well-known feature of an elastomeric coating system is its ability to prolong the roof's life. While the average commercial roof lasts approximately 20 years, the addition of a coating system can extend the life span by up to 10, 15, or even 20 years.
Elastomeric coatings give a protective, waterproof covering to aging roof membranes, preventing leaks and improving quality. When installed and maintained correctly, a coating system can be recoated multiple times. Additionally, it has the potential to minimize the requirement for continuous maintenance and repair significantly.
Coating the roof is an excellent approach to increase your property's energy efficiency. Unlike dark-colored roofing components, white roof coatings can reflect up to 90% of the sun's harmful UV rays, reducing the heat that enters your building. This lessens the burden of HVAC systems throughout the hot summer months and averages a 20% reduction in interior cooling expenses.
The need for more environmentally friendly roofing solutions has developed significantly in recent years due to stricter environmental regulations and building codes and growing ecological consciousness.
Each year, commercial roof tear-offs result in the disposal of millions of tons of garbage. By comparison, there is no need to strip off old roofing materials before applying a commercial roof coating system, allowing you to reuse them with minimal environmental impact. As indicated previously, the possibility of recoating contributes to enhanced sustainability as well.
Along with high sustainability efforts, lots of today's elastomeric coatings are made with minimal to no VOCs (volatile organic compounds), making them far more environmentally friendly. Additionally, buildings equipped with a roof restoration system may qualify for the US Green Building Council's LEED certification program.
Specific applications benefit from roof coatings, particularly when homeowners intend to use the roof coating to protect expensive roofing materials or to save money in the long run by increasing energy efficiency.