Spray foam and metal roofing systems have exceptionally long life spans by themselves, but did you know that you can make them even stronger and last longer? Thanks to elastomeric roof coatings, you can. Read on as Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc. takes a closer look at the benefits of these roof coatings.
Elastomeric Roof Coatings
Elastomeric roof coatings are protective coatings applied to existing roofs. There are multiple kinds of elastomeric coating options available. Water-based acrylic coatings are best applied to residential, sloped roofing, while solvent-based coatings are best for low slope or flat roofs. Elastomeric roof coatings function like an exceptionally strong armor that enhances your roof many times over.
It’s important to have a capable roofing contractor install elastomeric coatings. The roofing contractor must be able to spot existing roofing problems and fix them before applying the coating. Once it sets after sprayed on, it forms a hard-wearing, impenetrable layer—unaddressed roofing problems will be virtually preserved.
Features and Benefits
One of its immediate benefits is the added durability. Since most roofing problems begin at the seams, elastomeric coatings can protect your roof by sealing in these areas. It also protects your roof from degradation caused by UV rays and pollutants and can add another 20 years to your roof’s expected life span. Repairs are likewise easily done. In case part of the coating gets damaged or torn off, it can be patched with a simple re-application of coating. The new coat blends in with the old, eliminating the need to scrape the damaged area, or to use a complicated process.
Elastomeric coatings can also help make your home or commercial property more energy-efficient, thanks to options that have reflective features. Sunlight will be reflected back to the source, which will reduce the heat that gets absorbed through the roof. With only a small amount of heat eventually reaching your indoor spaces, your indoor cooling requirements would be reduced, resulting in lower energy bills.
To learn more about elastomeric coatings, or about our roof repair, maintenance and installation services, call Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc. today at (813) 257-9355. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free quote. We serve many areas in and near Tampa, FL.