If you own a commercial building with a flat or low-slope roof, you know all too well just how much maintenance they require. The flat design, though extremely beneficial to your building, can sometimes make for additional wear and tear for the surface of your roof. Instead of replacement, we often recommend roof coatings for flat roofs. There are a few different kinds to choose from, and they all offer different benefits that can help your roof. Below, we will discuss those types, and their benefits!
If you are looking for something extremely tough, silicone is a good place to start. In fact, it is particularly resistant to storm damage. When your roof system has this layer directly administered to it, it provides your roofing system UV resistance, letting it deflect UV rays away from your property. This reflective increases your roof’s energy efficiency by a significant amount! Silicone coatings are also resistant to chalking and discoloration, thanks to that UV resistance. Controlling water damage and ponding are typical issues of many roofing systems, but with a silicone roof coating, you do not have to worry, since the silicone effectively repels water. In turn, this prevents the growth of mold and mildews. These coatings can even add 10 – 15 years to the lifespan of your flat roof!
Polyurea is considered a hybrid roof coating, and is easily the fastest to apply. Thanks to the chemical composition of polyurea, it cures extremely fast, which is ideal in rainy climates. Additionally, once it cures, this coating is incredibly durable against weather, and is also resistant to UV damage.
As one of the better-looking options, acrylic roof coatings act as a cool roof system for your property, as well. They also provide an extraordinary level of weather and sun resistance for your roof system. Additionally, these coatings are particularly flexible, making them ideal for climates where the temperatures can fluctuate from one extreme to another.