Roof coatings are an excellent way to enhance your roof’s longevity. Depending on the type of roof, there are many roof coating options to consider. However, liquid-applied elastomeric coatings are among the most popular. They are typically made of acrylic or silicone and form a seamless, elastic coating when applied on your roof. But despite their popularity, do they fit the bill?
The short answer is yes. Elastomeric roof coatings have been around for a while, and there are several good reasons for that:
- Versatility. Elastomeric roof coatings can be applied on many types of roofs, including built-up roofing (BUR), asphalt, metal, flat concrete, TPO, PVC, and EPDM. Their installation process is also quite easy when done by a professional, and they cure easily once applied on these roofing materials.
- High Performance. Acrylic and silicone roof coatings have elastic properties, hence their “elastomeric” name. They can expand with the roofing material on a hot day without cracking or splitting. Furthermore, they have high reflectivity, meaning they offer high UV protection for your roofing material.
- Energy Efficiency. Due to their reflectivity, elastomeric roof coatings can help significantly reduce the cooling costs of your home or commercial building. They can reflect about 85% of solar radiation, resulting in cooler indoor temperatures before your AC kicks in.
- Enhanced Roof Protection. Elastomeric roof coatings offer excellent weathering protection against elements like wind and rain. Additionally, they form a waterproof membrane that protects your roof from water seepage and damage. Consequently, a single professional application of a silicone or acrylic roof coating can extend your roof’s viability by another 10 to 20 years.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of elastomeric roof coatings for your roof, contact our team at Aspire Roofing and Gutters today.