What Exactly is a Metal Roof “Roof Coating”?
A roof coating is a fluid applied, (that simply means it goes on wet), membrane that dries into a tough, elastomeric, (that simply means highly flexible / rubberized), seamless roof coating that resists cracking and peeling. The coating also provides a highly protective barrier to reflect the sun’s heat and destructive UV rays away from the building which can lead to reduce energy consumption and building maintenance costs.
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Did We Mention Roof Coatings Are Seamless?
Yes, when properly applied, roof coatings are seamless. They can be sprayed on or applied with brushes and rollers. As one section of the roof is coated, its edges will be overlapped by the next fluid applied section thereby forming a single, seamless elastomeric membrane layer. This is a critical feature of fluid applied roofing systems. One of the most common sources roof leaks are the seams where traditional roofing systems such as built up roofs, modified bitumen roofs and especially metal roofs are checked full of seams. Applying a roof coating to any of these traditional roofing substrates will add strength and waterproofing power. Plus when you consider all of the attachment points on a typical metal roof, topping that off with a seamless rubber cover is always a great idea.
White Paint vs Coating
Often times people refer to white roof coating as white roof paint, when in fact, a coating and paint are very different. White roof paint cannot withstand the typical elements a roof endures. It becomes brittle and will peal, chip and crack within a season. A white roof paint does not protect your roof from the sun’s heat by reflecting the sun’s UV rays away from the building or provide waterproofing. It was thought that they would provide energy savings being that they are white, however; because white roof paint cannot reflect the heat away, it does not add value to saving energy usage or costs.White roof coatings contain high reflective pigments to ensure the sun’s heat is absorbed as little as possible. This allows the building to remain cooler, providing cost savings on energy consumption to cool the building. The high reflective pigments in white roof coatings also lengthen the life span of the roof by reflecting the damaging UV rays away from the building instead of absorbing them. The sun’s UV rays are the leading cause of roof degradation because the intense heat breaks down and dries out ingredients that allow for the roof to expand and contract during weather and temperature fluctuations. Therefore, the highly reflective white roof coatings keep the roof from cracking, becoming brittle, and aging prematurely. The polymers used in a white roof coating allow for superior bondage to the existing roof membrane. This is necessary as it provides excellent waterproofing and ensures durability and protection to the roof and building below.
Metal Roof Coating & Repair
We are a commercial roofing contractor specializing in metal roof repair and replacement. We do roof repair services.Leak seeking and small roof replacement services takes a lot of experience with a lot of different roofing systems. We have 45 plus years in the roofing business. We have the experience and expertise to diagnose the roof system.
Top Benefits of Metal Roof Coating Systems:
- Layer of completely seamless roof protection
- Superior waterproofing for no leaks or water infiltration
- Metal roof’s life extended for years
- Roof strongly protected from rusting and other common troubles
- Excellent for new or old metal roofs
- Metal roofing’s seams and exposed areas are completely covered
- Easy and affordable repairs if needed
- Exceptional protection against strong winds and hail
Roof Coating FAQs
Why should I get my roof coated with a reflective coating?
Coating will extend the life of the roof, by reducing heat transfer into the building, decreasing thermal shock (thermal expansion and contraction of the roof membrane), and helping to mitigate leaks. Reflective coatings also can reduce heat energy costs and improve the aesthetics of the roof.
How much coating should be put on the roof?
This depends on the coating manufacturer and the project specifications.
What are the energy savings?
This depends on the geographic location, insulation, and cost of electricity. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), and several roofing material manufacturers have computer programs that can estimate the savings.
Will a reflective coating extend the life of my roof?
Yes. The coating becomes the first layer of UV and waterproofing protection for the roof, and helps reduce expansion and contraction (thermal shock) of the roof.
Are there any warranties available?
Yes. Coating manufacturers offer different types of warranties depending on your needs and applications.
How can I get in touch with Roof Top Services for a free assessment and estimate for my metal roof repair?
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