How Silicone Roof Coatings Help In Roof Maintenance

Posted on August 28th, 2019 by Applied Roofing Services

Roof coatings will keep your building cooler, extend the life of your roof, and prevent it from leaks and damages that can be caused by the outside elements. They are a cost-effective alternative to roof replacements. There are many different types of roof coatings to choose from, but silicone is the most practical and effective choice.

Silicone Roof Coatings

What Is a Silicone Roof Coating?

It is a single layer of silicone that is sprayed onto your current roof, especially in the areas which contain seams, cracks, and blisters. This coating can add an extra layer of protection from the outside elements. A silicone roof coating is the best choice to consider when your roof is in good shape, but just need restoration from normal wear and tear and age.

How Does It Help to Maintain Your Roof?

The superior characteristics of silicone roof coatings help in roof maintenance, including:

  • A Single-Coat System

    Silicone roof coatings have higher solids content than other roof coatings. It can be applied thicker in a single coat without compromising the durability and performance of the coating. This reduces ponding water on the flat roof surface.

  • Cost-Effective

    If the underlying layer of your existing roof is stable and dry, roof removal is not required. In such cases, the experts will make preventative repairs to your roof and apply a new silicone coating on your existing roof substrate.

  • Inorganic

    Silicone roof coatings are inorganic, as they do not interact with UV light and moisture. They are less harmful to the environment.

  • Primers Are Not Required

    Generally, silicone coatings do not require primers, as they can be applied through power washing. This makes the application process easier and more affordable. However, in some cases, they require a primer just to ensure that the coatings stick to the roof surface securely and precisely.

  • Extended Roof Life

    Silicone roof coatings will protect your roof from the outside elements. Your roof will last for the many years to come.

  • Smooth Surface

    A silicone roof coating can create a glossy and smooth surface that withstand stains, mildew, and mold. A smooth roof surface can retain its reflectivity over time.

  • Reduced Energy Expenses

    Silicone roof coatings will keep your building cooler by reflecting the UV rays. You do not need to turn on your air conditioner if your building is normally cooler, which can save a considerable amount of money on your utility bills.

  • Better Performance

    Silicone coatings will remain leak-free and maintain their adhesion even under the pressure of ponding water. They will require recoating over time but do not degrade like other coatings. A silicone coating lasts longer than other coatings.

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-Silicone Roof Coating: What You Need to Know

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