A good roof is one that gives you no trouble. It is one that keeps to itself, does not cause a ruckus, and protects you from the rain, sleet, and snow. A good roof is one you don’t have to worry about when the weather gets bad and you trust to get the job done. For most people, that is around fifteen to twenty years, depending on the kind of roof. Yet, many wonder about ways to improve the lifespan of the roof without having to completely replace it. One way to secure the lifespan of your roof and add a layer of protection is the very much beloved roof coating. Strangely enough, not a lot of people have heard about the roof coating.
Coating your roof will not only reduce heat energy costs but it will also increase waterproof protection for the roof. At the same time, roof coatings improve the strength and longevity of your roof. As a roof sits under the sun day after day, those ultraviolet rays eat at the materials, they break down the materials of the roof. So, whether you own a home or a business, it may be in your best interest to consider roof coating services from Roof Toppers!
What is a Roof Coating?
Essentially, a roof coating is an extra layer of protection added to a roof. Coatings are designed to protect, expand, and retract together with roof materials with weather conditions. The primary materials used in roof coatings will include acrylics, asphalt, polyurethanes, silicones, and more.
Acrylic polymers are materials that are formulated to be tough and hard, but they are also very flexible. These polymers can be designed to be very movement-tolerant and very elastic in their behavior. Acrylic technology in the 1950s developed so these could be incorporated into waterborne emulsion. This led to acrylic waterborne house paints that are so commonly used today. The key to acrylic materials is that they are versatile and they can be used for any number of applications but the right acrylic is needed for the job. In the past, some manufacturers have tried to use paints as a coating but they were too brittle, especially with all the sun exposure.
So thanks to this wide range of applications available for acrylics and that flexibility, they have been engineered for roof applications and roof coatings. So in order to create the right roof coating, the proper understanding of the chemicals and materials is needed.
The Benefits of a Roof Coating
There are plenty of reasons why both residential property owners and commercial property owners should consider installing a roof coating on their roof.
Boosts your roof’s life expectancy
A properly installed and good quality roof coating can expand the life of your roof by many years. The special materials of the coating have a reflective ability that helps with the reduction of temperature on the roof and protection against UV rays. This is particularly important in places that get long hours of heat and sunlight like El Paso. If you live in the Sun City, you know the nickname is not accidental. We have plenty of days of sunshine that can eat away at your roof if it is not protected.
Reduces your energy bills
If there are one thing homeowners and property owners look for today is the idea of energy efficiency. We look for ways to improve the energy efficiency of all of our appliances, our cars, our homes, and so the roof plays a major role in that. A roof coating is a resilient layer that faces the elements day in and day out. A good roof coating will lower the roof’s surface temperature and therefore decrease your home’s interior temperature by an average of seven to ten degrees.
Works well with a variety of materials
Because roof coatings are quite versatile, they are formulated to adhere to a wide range of roofing surface types. This means they work well with metal roofs, asphalt roofs, composite roofs, galvanized metal, wood, and others. If you have a shingle roof, make sure to check with your manufacturer’s warranty.
Avoid early roof replacement
Small repairs can be done to a roof before installing a roof coating. This may buy you some time before you have to do a full roof replacement.
Keep the color vibrant
If you love the color of your roof, then don’t just sit back and let it fade out with the sun and the elements. A roof coating or regular roof coatings can help maintain the integrity of the color. This not only helps your homes curb appeal but it also improves the function of the roof at the same time.
Go With the Roof Experts at El Paso Roof Toppers
With thirty years of experience, Roof Toppers understands the ins and outs of roofs. We are a trusted roof contractor in El Paso. As a family-owned and operated business, we know how important your home or commercial property is to you. It’s why we work hard to protect your investment every step of the way. Call us today and find out how a roof coating can help you.