Roof coatings help you protect your roof from scratches, abrasions, cracks, bubbling, and other exterior damage. If you need protective coating or sealant on your commercial building but don’t know where to turn, Showalter Roofing is here to help. Check out this guide to learn about roof coatings, their benefits, and what our coating and sealant services can do for you.
What Are Commercial Roof Coatings?
Roof coatings are elastomeric fluids attached to membranes for added protection on the roofing system. Their elastic properties allow them to expand and contract without damage. Roof coatings and sealants are the first layers of protection against water, heat, storm damage, and UV rays. Therefore, they are the top layer of protection for the roofing membranes and underlying systems.
Types of Roof Coating Systems
There are three main types of roof coatings: acrylic, polyurethane, and silicone. Each has advantages and disadvantages to consider:
- Acrylic Roof Coatings: These water-based coatings use specific substrates for UV protection and high moisture resistance. Acrylic coatings also come in various colors to enhance curb appeal yet still provide reflective properties for heat resistance.
- Polyurethane Coatings: These coatings offer more durability and resilience than acrylic coatings, making them exceptional for storm-prevalent areas. Their tensile strength offers high abrasive resistance, making polyurethane coatings suitable against heavy foot traffic and external impacts.
- Silicone Coatings: Like acrylic coatings, silicone roof coatings have UV-resistant properties allowing them to reflect heat without damage. Additionally, their water resistance helps avoid ponding water on the roof surface after it rains.
Benefits of Commercial Roof Sealants
The main benefit of commercial roof sealants and coatings is that they offer additional protection against the elements. Many are heat-resistant, waterproof, and UV-resistant. Similarly, they’re heat-reflective, reducing stress on your building’s heating and cooling system.
Roof coatings are also more cost-effective than roof replacements. Adding a layer of a commercial roof coating to your existing roofs costs less than replacing sections of the rooftop.
You can add coatings and sealants to various roof materials, such as
- Metal roofs
- Built-up roofs
- Modified bitumen
- Single-ply membranes
- Spray foam
- And more
Commercial roof sealants are a clear winner for any building for their versatility and customization.
Schedule Service with Showalter Roofing Today!
If you want expert commercial roof coating installation, call Showalter Roofing at 630-499-7700. We’re happy to provide a free estimate and onsite inspection. Showalter serves around the Midwest and Southeast United States, with professional commercial roofers with the tools, techniques, and training to finish the job fast and efficiently.