When it comes to roof maintenance, roof coatings are more cost-effective than roof repair or replacement. Here, were list several types of coatings as well as their features and benefits.
Acrylic Roof Coatings
Acrylic is suitable for many roofs. It is water-based and reflects sun rays, but loses its thickness as it weathers. Acrylic polymer helps elongate the coating’s life and improve durability. This roof coating is durable yet cost-effective.
Silicone Roof Coatings
Silicone coatings do not need a primer. They are moisture cured and can withstand humidity. They do not get brittle or hard, and weather better than other coatings. This type of coating holds dirt though, but it is resistant to tearing.
Polyurethane Roof Coatings
There are two main types of polyurethane roof coatings: aliphatic and aromatic. Aliphatic coatings are costlier, but are ultraviolet (UV) resistant. Whereas, aromatic coatings are less expensive, but not as UV resistant. An aliphatic top coat is usually applied over an aromatic base coat for urethane roofing. This will ensure durability, and the roof will stay cleaner. The urethane roof resists water pooling better than acrylic.
This type of coating contains many types of organic and inorganic fillers and fibers. Easy application is a plus with this coating as a push broom can be often used to sweep it onto your roof.
Solvent-Based Silicone Coating
As the silicone is a natural ingredient, the coating is biodegradable. This coating can be usually sprayed on or rolled on, covering from 2 to 3.5 gallons per 100 square feet. This coating can resist water pooling for a long time and does not need a primer to adhere to most substrates.
The next time you have an urgent project, work with only the best roofing contractors. Roofing by Curry provides all types of protective roof coatings for your roofing needs. We serve residents of Sarasota, FL, as well as other areas. Call us today at (941) 270-4770.