Elastomeric Roof Coating: Good Environmentally and Economically

May 21, 2015

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As companies search for new ways to be green and save money, more and more are turning to elastomeric roof coating solutions as a way to do both at the same time. Due to improvements in industrial and commercial painting technology, it is now possible to do good things for the environment while still realizing benefits for your company. Here are just some of the advantages of a new roof coating.

Benefits of an Elastomeric Roof Coating

There are an enormous number of reasons why an elastomeric roof coating is good for your company. Here are a few of the most important ones.

The most common reason why people get an elastomeric coating on their roof is that it is one of the best known protectants available on the market. The ability to deform and spring back into shape means that it isn’t as easily damaged by impacts from weather, be it debris thrown around by the wind or simple hail. Keeping the coating in good shape means that the roof itself remains secure and leads to a drastically reduced repair and replacement cost down the line. In fact, an elastomeric paint job done properly can increase the life of a roof up to 25 years.

Advancements in pigmentation have also made it possible for correctly applied roof coatings to better reflect the heat from the sun, both in terms of UV rays and infrared. Hot days in warm climates can see roof temperatures rising to well above 100 degrees, sometimes above 150 in particularly scalding cases. When that happens, it heats the inside of the building as well, raising the cooling costs. A properly applied reflective roof coating can lower the rooftop temperature from 175 degrees to 79 degrees Fahrenheit, reducing the cooling costs and environmental impact of running air conditioners as much by a significant amount.

Who Should Apply the Coating?

While it is tempting to consider simply buying the coating and doing the work in house, it’s highly recommended to hire an industrial painting expert like the people at Raider Painting. We can help determine how thick the coating should be, what type and color would be best to fit your needs, and all of the particulars to ensure that you will get the most out of your investment. For example, improper surface preparation is the top reason for coating failures; proper surface preparation, therefore, is a critical step in the success of any coatings project. It’s a step we take very seriously.

Whether you’re repairing an old rooftop, building a new facility, or just want to start saving as soon as possible, you can’t go wrong looking into the application of an elastomeric roof coating.

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