Roofs are coated to extend their life and to protect it from natural elements like sun, rain, hail, snow etc. Roof coatings are cost-effective in comparison to prematurely replacing the roof completely.
The coating process does not improve the insulation of the primary roofing system, but it adds an extra layer of protection for the roof. Building owners opt for roof coating when the roof is still in good condition but just requires some renewal due to normal wear and tear.
The most common types of roof coatings are acrylic roof coating, asphalt roof coating, polyurethane roof coating, and silicone roof coating. Each coating has its benefits and is used for different purposes.
What is Silicone roof coating?
Silicone roof coating involves the application of a single layer of silicone over the roof. The coating is either rolled or sprayed in liquid form to fill any cracks or seams, thereby extending the life of the roof. Silicone roof coating is also known as silicone restoration membrane that is applied directly on the roof using special roof coating spray equipment.
What are the benefits of Silicone roof coatings?
Out of all the types of roof coatings, the silicone coating is the most effective and practical choice. Below mentioned are some of the key benefits of Silicone roof coating.
A silicone roof coating is highly cost-effective, it helps save a lot of cost in comparison to installing a completely new roofing system. The cost of silicone coating is around $2 to $3.50 per square foot whereas tearing down and installation of a new roof can cost around $4 – $10 per square foot.
If the roof is dry and stable, it is not advisable to spend on installing a new roof. A silicone coating will help elongate the life of the roof. If the roof is wet at some places, just change that part before the application of silicone coating. As long as the existing roof substrate is dry and stable, no roof removal is required.
- Extended Life
If the roof is not damaged you can extend its life by applying a silicone roof coating. Protect the roof from natural elements like rain, wind, sun etc. by filling the cracks and seams in the roof with silicone liquid. Professional roof contractors offer a warranty of 10 to 15 years for roof coating.
- Reduced Energy Costs
Silicone roof coatings are also known as cool roofs as they help maintain the temperature of the house. They help keep the house cool even during the hot summers. The bright white color of the silicone coating reflects the harmful UV rays of the sun. As the coating helps keep the house cool, it helps save around 35% in energy costs by reducing the usage of air conditioners.
- Quick installation
Getting work done on the roofs or replacing the roof can take a lot of time. Installing a silicone coating is very easy and can cut down the time of the project by around 30%. Silicone coating application not only helps save time, but it is also cost-effective and saves on labor expenses.
Silicone roof coatings come with a manufacturer’s warranty ranging from 10, 15 to 20 years depending on the product and type of roof. The warranty covers all types of roof leaks unless there has been damage due to an act of God like a storm, tornado etc. or due to work done by some other contractor.
Tucson Rubberized Coatings is one of the leading coating manufacturing and retailer in Arizona. Over the last 25 years, we have been offering the best silicone roof coating products to the residents of Arizona. Tucson Rubberized Coatings is on the cutting edge of technological advancement in the coating industry.