Roof Coatings for Retrofitting or Roof Repairs
Roof coatings are used primarily to extend the life of the roof systems or repair leaks. Coatings may often increase reflectivity, reduce energy consumption and enhance the aesthetics of the roof. For aesthetics, roof coatings showcase a variety of colors and textures.
In older roofs, movement and subsequent loosening of the roof can lead to problems. That’s why coating systems are practical solutions to repair roof leaks. In addition to metal roofs, copolymer liquid-applied roof coatings are practical and low cost solutions for single-ply, modified bitumen and smooth surface built-up (BUR) roof surfaces.
Due to advanced product technologies, coatings are often applied to provide additional waterproofing, anti-rust and ultra-violet protection. A zinc or aluminum/zinc mix can make a steel metal roof even more durable and improve the fire resistance of the roof, thus potentially lowering insurance costs. With advancements in protective finishes, coatings provide durable roof coverage in coastal climates exposed to saltwater and winds, dry areas susceptible to wildfires and cold climates with snow and ice accumulations.
Re-coating is an appropriate solution to extend the life of the roof without tearing off the existing system and replacing it. Re-coating provides a cost-effective, non-disruptive, easy-to-maintain and sustainable roof. Coatings conform to all sizes and shapes of properly prepared substrates.