Commercial Roof Coatings
What Is Commercial Roof Coating
Roof coating is an extra layer of protection that is thicker than paint that is placed on top of an already completed roofing system; that is designed for protecting and extending the life of your roofing system. Roof coatings are designed to expand and retract together with roof materials and protect from harsh weather effects such as UV light, excessive water and wind.
Types Of Roof Coatings
There are a variety of different roof coatings we do here at Virtue Roofing, and these range from:
Acrylic water-based coatings are ideal for high UV environments where a reflective roof is desired. They can be colored, but generally are sold in white, tan, and grey. Many specialized versions are made to be compatible with specific substrates.
Asphalt coatings are either solvent based “cut backs” or emulsions. They can be black or aluminized. They have the ability to be used in cold and inclement weather. Aluminized coatings are used when a reflective and UV stable asphalt coating is needed.
Polyurethane coatings are typically solvent based and come in two main types, aromatic (less UV stable) and aliphatic (very UV stable). Urethanes have good mechanical properties and high abrasion resistance. They are suggested for use in hail prone regions or where a roof is exposed to heavy foot traffic.
Silicone coatings, like acrylic coatings, perform well in high UV environments where a reflective roof is desired. Often silicone is used in locations where rain is a daily occurrence, or if the roof is often wet and experiences excessive amounts of ponded water.
Benefits Of Roof Coatings
Extend the life of a roof
Prevent water, chemical, or physical damage
Provide extra water protection
Help buildings save energy
lower roof temperatures