Elastomeric Roof Coating

Elastomeric Roof Coating

Elastomeric roof coatings are a popular roofing option. They have properties much like those of rubber, with abilities to expand and contract with the surface they are applied to. They may not be guaranteed to last a lifetime, but they can last upwards of 20 to 25 years, which is longer than many other coating materials.

Elastomeric roof coatings are applied to many different roof types in order to seal and protect underlying materials as well as to stop leaks. They make your surface more forgiving rather than rigid, which helps your roof to be more durable.

These coatings can be used on commercial and industrial roof types, such as concrete, bitumen, metal, modified bitumen or EPDM roofs in addition to as a sealant over PUF surfaces.

When Should You Coat Your Roof

Roof coating is best applied during the first sign of aging. Early repairs help to deliver a protective barrier that affords your roof extra time.

Which Type of Coating is Best for Your Roof?

Specific coating products are more suitable for specific building types. Elastomeric coatings can be generated from products, including:

  • Silicone
  • Urethane
  • Hypalon
  • Neoprene
  • Latex/acrylic

Silicone and urethane coatings may be more expensive but offer benefits including enhanced resistance to UV radiation, ponding and chemical fallout.

Hypalon and neoprene are made up of synthetic rubber and are ideal as a base under certain coatings.

Acrylic and latex coatings are popular in the roofing market, being lower in cost and easy to install. They also easily comply with emission regulations.

Roofs take a beating over time, no matter what. Rain, heat, snow and wind all take a toll on your roof, leading to leaking and damage. This is why it is important you take measures to protect your roof against damage.

To learn more about how elastomeric roof coatings can help to protect your property, reach out to the professionals at Five Points Roofing today!

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