To guarantee years of trouble-free service, you already know that your house and company require a solid, excellently installed roof. But did you know that adding a roof coating could improve the lifetime of your roof, whether it was built recently or a generation ago?
Coating the roof will minimize the cost of heating energy and improve the roof's UV and waterproofing safety. When a roof is subjected to heat and ultraviolet radiation over the years, fabrics break down. This chemical breakdown is beginning to destroy the look and operation of the roof. Roof coatings provide roofing materials strength and durability while preserving the architectural look of any building.
Obviously, it depends on the roof you have built on your residential house, you may be looking at 10, 20, 50 or maybe more years of successful roof-life. The kind of roof material, environmental conditions (extremely hot or cold temperatures, heavy wind, fog, snow or hail), as well as other factors will reduce the natural life span of a roof. Roof coating is an additional layer of insulation put on an already built roof that will give it many more years of operation.
Usually, roof coatings are built to extend and retract along with roof materials depending on the season. The Pro Roof Coat by Thermilate Technologies provides a very durable roof coat that lasts for years and gives excellent coverage. You also won’t be needing any roof repairs any time sooner after applying this roof coat.
Why You Should Apply Roof Coating
It Increases Roof Life- A good roof coating will improve the roof 's life by many years. Re-coating may also be an alternative, allowing the roofing system to 'squeeze' for a few more years. Finally, some roof coatings have a reflective ability that decreases the roof temperature and slows down the effects of heat and UV.
Reduces Energy Usage- People may feel a more comfortable temperature in places where the roof coating has been applied. And due to the emissive and reflective qualities of most roof coatings, they minimize energy consumption during the day. This ensures there is less pressure on the HVAC machine.
Few debris from Roof Repairs- The volume of debris left behind is one unpleasant by-product of roofing projects. By adding a roof coating and extending the lifetime of a roofing structure, you can decrease the quantity of debris produced during roof repairs.
Flat Roofs- Some consider using silicone for flat roof such a Gaco S-2000 Roof Coat. One of the main reasons is that it is resistant to the stationary water that tends to collect on flat roofs. Like any of the acrylic-based coatings, silicone does not absorb water, so they are inherently resistant to humidity and dampness. It also does not shed or need strengthening of cloth over time. This saves additional labour time and funds. A little goes a long way, such that you use less of this stuff than coatings made of acrylic.
Concrete Green- The preferred choice of roof coating solution for concrete roofs is a silicone one, such as Elastomeric Roof Coatings based on acrylic or urethane. This approach is straightforward and water-based to shield roofs from problems of leaks and corrosion. It significantly reduces temperatures on rooftops because it is very reflective.
What is Cool Roof?
The expression cool roof leads to the “solar reflectance (SR) and thermal emittance (TE) properties of a roofing component. A cool roof will reduce a building's cooling costs by as much as twenty percent, according to the California Energy Commission (CEC).
Across the world, many tropical places, people use white roofs to alleviate the pressure on the electricity grid. This helps keep their environment colder than if conventional black or tar roofs were used. Since reflective roofs remain cooler in the afternoon, they significantly reduce the amount of heat influx to the area as well as the environment.
Whenever the sun takes down on a black membrane or gravel roof, the heat absorption burdens the roofing structure. Interestingly, a test performed by the CEC showed that, when the average temperature reaches 100˚F, a black roof will cross 180˚F and a gravel roof will cross 145˚F. Meanwhile, a translucent roof would be slightly colder, touching just 90˚F. As you might already know, by applying a white silicone or acrylic paint, there are many advantages to repairing a black roof.
How to Apply Roof Coat?
To add a roof coating the roof must be fully prepared first. This involves checking the roof for broken or worn parts or other faults and fixing these flaws. First, to remove the debris, the roof would have to be pressure-washed. The coating will not be able to bind properly to the roof material if any residue is left on the roof and will therefore not be as efficient.
A layer of primer must be used on the roof before applying the final coating. This will allow the coating to stick to the roof smoother. The roof layer comes next, after the primer is distributed. You could need multiple layers of it before achieving the required thickness. The desired thickness depends greatly on the constituents in the coating, and the weather in this country. Usually allow the prior coating to dry before adding the next coat.