The idea of waterproofing roofs with a liquid coating has been around for a very long time. Initially, it was made up of bitumen with other materials. The idea was to waterproof the roof and protect the roofing system.
Although the technology has changed over the years, the fundamental concept of roofing remains the same. Your roofing structure’s purpose is to waterproof and protect it. Today’s coating options offer so much more. Commercial Roof Coatings have many advantages due to the better technology and available materials.
All Commercial Roof Coatings start in liquid form. You can spray them or roll them directly onto your roof system. Once dried, they form a single monolithic layer. The single layer prevents seams. The benefit of this single layer is obvious, as seams are the largest single point of failure in roofing systems.
Different types of commercial roof coatings
There are many options available today when it comes to choosing Commercial Roof Coatings. The most popular commercial roofing materials are silicone, acrylic and polyurethane.
Silicone. silicone is a very popular waterproofing agent. Silicone is also used for other purposes than roofing. Silicone is a good choice for commercial buildings as a coating material:
- Resistant against ponding water
- Heat reflective
- UV resistance
- Flexible for multiple weather conditions
- High solid content. This allows for a lower amount of material to be used.
- Low VOC. This reduces the environmental impact.
Acrylic. acrylic coatings are just as popular as silicone. Although they offer slightly different benefits and are generally more appealing to business owners, choosing between them is a matter of personal preference. These are the benefits of acrylic coating:
- Compatible with virtually any substrate or existing system
- It is cost-effective
- UV resistance
- Heat reflective
Polyurethane. Typically, polyurethanes are used in spray foam and SPF applications. There’s a whole page on SPF, so we won’t go into detail.
Commercial Roof Coatings Advantages
Roof coatings, regardless of the material, offer key benefits to your building, your roofing system/system and your wallet.
Seamless. As long as the coating is properly installed and maintained, there is virtually no risk of leakage.
Monolithic. When the initial liquid is applied, it seeps through cracks and wraps around protrusions like the A/C vent. Flashing and overhang are integrated. A single layer of protective material remains after the material has dried.
Energy-efficient. They reflect up to 85% solar heat away, which can reduce cooling costs by up to 50% in hot summer months.
Longevity. A commercial roof coating system can extend the useful life of a roofing structure for up to ten years.
You are environmentally conscious. A commercial coating system can improve the “green” image of your building. Reducing tear-offs means less waste in the landfill. Reducing electricity consumption means less overall demand and less greenhouse gasses like carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide
Call the JBN Roofing of Texas Commercial Roof Coating specialists at 469-340-838 for more information about coatings and the benefits they bring to your commercial building. We’ll schedule a no-obligation consultation to discuss