Roof coating comes in different types. There’s acrylic, polyurethane and silicone coating. Today, we focus more on silicone roof coatings. Silicone roof coatings excel in environments where a lot of water exposure is experienced, remaining perfectly intact under large amounts of ponding water and can even be applied properly on a humid, moist day.
Other benefits of silicone roof coatings include:
Since silicone coating comprise of silicone resin and some other high solid that is waterproof, it can be applied quickly by commercial roof contractors. It can even be successfully applied around equipment without any leakages. The significant component of a solid material in silicon roof coatings enables it to be implemented in a thicker pass allowing quicker installation and fewer coats to achieve the desired thickness.
A lot of building owners might want to choose acrylic due to its lower cost. But it must be considered that in using acrylic, one has to prime before applying the coating material leading to an increment of material and labor costs. Silicone coating, on the other hand, does not require roof priming and commercial roofing contractors don’t need as much of it to properly cover a roof.
It is best for areas with extreme weather changes. And with an excellent UV resistance, silicone coating creates a cooling effect and increases the durability of the rooftop. Considering overall performance, a silicone coating outperforms an acrylic coating once installed.
With the strict environmental policies, its is also good to note that silicone is environmentally friendly with Low VOCs, solvent-free and fewer toxin emissions during installation.
To ensure your building’s longevity, one must work with qualified commercial roof contractors who will take care of your needs and literally cover all your bases. In Florida, JTI Roofing can help you with all your roofing concerns, including metal roofing replacement. To get started, simply give us a call at (407) 901-3600. Ask us for a quote today!