Roof coatings act as the top-most protective layer of a roofing system, they need to be applied in such a way as to achieve the best results.
Prior to coating, industrial coating contractors thoroughly examine the roof for cracks or tears, and, if any defects exist, these are fixed and sealed to eliminate any source of roof leaks. The roof is then subjected to cleansing, wherein any dirt or dust is removed through pressure washing.
Primers are applied on the roof surface to improve adhesion. Top coatings are subsequently applied in 2 or 3 layers, done at the proper time intervals to allow for complete drying between each coat.
The careful preparation, cleaning and application of the roof coating ensures that the roof performs durably and with high-quality. The roof coating contractor with the right skills and equipments can deliver this quality to roofing maintenance projects consistently and effectively.
Benefits of Roof Coatings
Facility managers value the role of roof coatings in the longevity and sustainability of any roof system, as well as its contribution to decreasing energy consumption and roof repair costs.
With the protection provided by roof coatings, roof deterioration caused by the weather and natural elements is delayed and even prevented, thereby extending the roof’s life span. Elastomeric roof coatings, in particular, are very useful in preventing leaking roofs, discarding the costly need for replacement. Elastomeric roof coatings deflect sunlight to significantly lower roof temperatures, effectively lowering the building’s cooling costs.
Elastomeric coatings are also environment-friendly, generating minimal waste and low-VOC emission.