Like painting a car, proper surface preparation is the critical step in roof coatings. Whatever you don’t take care of in the surface preparation, will show up later as a big and potentially very costly mistake when roof leaks cause damage. Proper planning for your roof coating project will keep quality up and costs down.
WE’RE THE ROOF COATINGS EXPERTS
Roof coatings system planning looks at:
- Type of surface
- Proper surface preparation
- Thickness of the base coat
- Ultraviolet (UV) protection requirements
- Topcoat choices and thicknesses
- Application methods
Proper planning for your roof coatings projects will keep quality up and costs down.
ELASTOMERIC/ACRYLIC ROOF COATINGS
Can My Roof Be Coated?
Trademark Restoration specializes in numerous coating/restoration applications. Existing roof systems, such as asphalt built up, modified bitumen, polyurethane foam, single-ply membranes such as EPDM, TPO, PVC, and even metal roofs, can be coated.
A Fraction of the Cost
A coating restoration system is typically a fraction of the cost of a complete roof replacement. Roof coatings can be installed in about half the time that a new roof installation requires and greatly reduces the disruption of the building’s tenants.
Reduce Operating Cost – Go Green
Reducing heat build-up on commercial roofing can dramatically affect building operating costs. Findings reported by the Roofing Manufacturers Association conclude that heat build-up can shorten the useful life of rubber, synthetic polymer, and especially asphalt roofing systems. Cool roof technology utilizing specialized white coatings that reflect the sun’s light before it can be turned into heat significantly reduce temperature. For example, a 95° F day raises black roof top temperature to 170° F, while a white roof would not exceed 120° F — a temperature drop of almost 30%.
Is the roof of the building you’re in dark in color, or even completely black? Changing that color to white could radically improve operating costs; reduce your utility bills, and even benefit the surrounding environment. Properly installed ENERGY STAR rated coatings will as enable the roof to last much longer.
Over time, heat, sunlight, and cracking due to expansion and contraction will degrade a roof. The traditional model was to tear off the aging roof and replace it after 15 or 20 years. Elastomeric coatings can change all that. A coated roof could last the lifetime of the building with regular maintenance which includes occasional cleaning with a hose or power washer and reapplication of additional coatings.
A mere five-year increase in roof service life should reduce the cost of roofing by 21%, cutting landfill waste from roofing. Roofing waste currently represents almost 4% of the total volume of solid wastes in the United States.
In most cases, a roof restoration/coating job is 100% tax deductible and you don’t have to amortize it like a capital improvement.
ALUMINUM ROOF COATINGS
Aluminum coatings help protect against water penetration and damaging leaks. If your roof is left unattended for long a period of time, it’s possible that the deterioration will exceed the limit of normal maintenance and could lead to complete roof replacement, which can be quite expensive.
Aluminum coatings are generally used on the following types of roofs:
- Smooth surface built up roof
- Granulated caphsheet
- Asphalt coated roofing (no gravel)
- An already aluminum coated roof assembly
Aluminum coatings are a dependable waterproofing option in lieu of a complete roof replacement.