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When to Get Commercial Roof Coatings for Your Building

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Specialized coatings can be applied to the roof to delay the need for a replacement. It can make your commercial roof last longer by increasing its protection against harsh outdoor elements. You can also use it to change the color of a roof, from dark to light to improve its reflectivity and energy efficiency.

Find out when it makes sense to apply commercial roof coatings.

What Are Commercial Roof Coatings?

A roof coating can be acrylic or asphalt-based. It can be applied by brushing, rolling or spraying a layer of base coat and another layer of topcoat. There are also other coatings made of polyurethane, silicone and elastomeric. The best roof coating option for your roof depends on weathering and adhesion requirements. Moreover, roof coatings come in a wide range of density and color.

Should You Invest in Commercial Roof Coatings?

Roofs that are in good shape and receive regular inspections can benefit from coatings. The system must have no moisture-related problems. However, roof coatings aren’t a long-term solution, but a temporary, maintenance method. They are more cost-effective since they can extend the life of your system until a roof replacement is needed.

On the other hand, commercial roof coatings don’t make sense for roofs that are reaching the end of their lifespan or are at least 15 years old. Older roofing systems are more likely to develop peeling, cracks and leaks. These problems can’t be fixed with roof coatings. It may also not be a good idea to get roof coatings for areas with large amounts of dust, dirt, debris and steam.

At American Roofing & Construction, LLC, we are a leading provider of high-quality residential and commercial roofing services. Call us at (910) 964-0114 (South Pines) or (919) 917-2118 (Raleigh). You may also complete our online form to request a free roof estimate.

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