As every construction company, contractor, homeowner and business owner has said time and time again, the roof is the most important part of a home or commercial space. It protects the rest of the structure from the detrimental effects of the environment, traps heat and cool air, and protects you from harsh weather conditions.
The roof, however, isn’t immune to wear and tear from the very factors it protects you from. Harsh weather conditions like snow, rain or extreme heat can cause significant damage to any roofing system. Not to forget, the roofing system will lose its energy conservation properties over time. And that’s why roof coatings are used to remedy all of these problems.
What Is Roof Coating?
Roof coatings are a thicker, high solid content formulated, elastic resin coating for roofs. These are a lot thicker than paint and can seal, protect and preserve a roof for a long time. Roof coatings form a protective layer over your roof, sealing any cracks or gaps in the roofing, waterproofing and weather-proofing the entire system.
Types of Roof Coatings
There are many types of roof coatings to select from based on your budget and needs. You can choose from rubber roof coatings, silver roof coatings, asphalt coatings, acrylic coatings, silicone coatings, and polyurethane coatings.
All of these have their own set of pros and cons and can work for your roof perfectly or not based on their suitability to the area and the weather. Reaching out to certified experts can help you choose between the different types of roof coatings.
Importance of Roof Coatings
What makes roof coatings so advantageous to homeowners and business owners? Well, they prolong the life of your roof, improve the overall aesthetic, help save energy, are an eco friendly option and help keep the structural integrity of the building intact.
Roofs with the right roof coating on them can last you a very long time. With little to no water seepage, or hail damage, or damage from the sun, your roof can stay intact without the structure under it being affected for a long time. This will save you a lot of money in the long run on repair and maintenance.
A sun faded roof isn’t the look you want for your home or your business. If appearances matter a great deal to your brand or your neighborhood, a roof coating can help keep your roof looking new for a longer time.
A good roof coating can help your roof trap heat and cool air inside the house. Additionally, roof coatings are reflective, which leads to reflection of a lot of heat and sunlight, which in turn helps keep the building cool.
The adding of a layer of roof coating can help ensure your roof lasts for its complete lifespan. This means you or any other owners taking over the property after you, won’t have to worry about replacing the roof anytime soon. This will save a lot of non biodegradable material from being disposed of into a landfill.
Call Us, Today!
These advantages and the possibility of a roof that needs very little maintenance is likely to make you want to slap a layer of coating on your roof. To have the job done right and actually enjoy the benefits of a roof coating, give Hynes Roofing & Siding a call on (610)-890-5620. Or fill out our contact form and we’ll be happy to help you with a FREE estimate.