Roof coatings are something to consider when installing a new roof
maintaining the existing one—and work well with spray polyurethane foam-based (SPF) systems, metal roofing, single-ply rubber roofing or modified bitumen roofing systems. They can be used for weatherproofing, sun reflectance, UV ray protection and just maximizing the working life of your roof altogether.
Choosing the right roof coating for your roof, however, can be difficult with hundreds of options available on the market. This is why working with a qualified roofing contractor is so important—they will be knowledgeable about your options, guiding you through the roof coating process from product selection to installation to developing a preventative maintenance plan.
Provides energy savings
Building green is all the buzz these days in construction circles. And, if you want your building to be sustainable, then you should know The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has rolled out new guidelines for the construction and maintenance of buildings, called Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4, which is more focused on the use of sustainable building materials than previous iterations of the certification. Using materials with sustainable benefits such as white roof coatings can aid in achieving LEED v4 certification. They reflect the sun’s heat and rays, keeping the interior of your building cooler. This promotes energy efficiency, which can earn you credits toward your LEED v4 certification, and also saves you money in utility bills for your facility.
Lengthens lifetime of your roofing system.
Roof coatings have inherent elastic qualities, giving them the tensile strength needed to protect your roof from the elements—rain, hail, snow, wind. Adding a roof coating to your roofing membrane extends its working lifetime by preventing cracks and penetration.