Did you know that applying a reflective roof coating could increase the lifespan of your roof, reduce heat energy costs and increase UV and waterproofing protection for the roof?
While the roof coatings developed a generation ago may have had their limitations, those on the market today deliver a much higher level of performance, helping guard against a wide range of potential problems.
Your specific roof coating options will depend on the substrate material used to construct your roof; there are tar-based products for asphalt roofs, as well as acrylic and urethane coatings meant for single-ply roofing designs. In all cases, these coatings are formulated to protect against the three deadliest enemies to the health of your roof: sun, rain, and corrosion.
Avoid Three Common Problems with Roof Coatings
Roof coatings create a resilient barrier between the elements and the uppermost layers of your roofing material. This barrier provides essential protection against:
- Sun damage. Heat and ultraviolet light both wear down the membranes on the surface and the subsurface of your roof, causing it to age. Roof coatings slow this process down, often adding years to the life of your roof.
- Waterproofing is another essential performance feature of roof coatings. However, it is recommended that you trust leak protection to a professional, since advanced techniques must be used to secure areas with higher levels of penetration, such as vents and around the perimeter of roof-mounted HVAC components.
- If you’ve opted for a metal roof, protecting it from corrosive elements should be one of your top priorities. While oxidation isn’t as big a problem for asphalt shingle roofs, coatings also inhibit the damage that air exposure causes over time.
Additional Benefits of Cool Roofs
Reflective roof coating can significantly improve energy efficiency of your roof. Some roof coating products offer reflective properties, which can direct between 60 percent and 85 percent of sunlight away from your roof. Not only do these reflective coatings provide an extra level of protection against sun damage, they can also help you minimize the effects of summertime heat gain. Heat striking your roof will seep into your home, causing the interior temperature to rise. During the summer months, this added heat will force you to work your air conditioner or cooling system harder to keep things comfortable indoors. That, in turn, will send your energy bills in the wrong direction.
One final peripheral benefit of roof coatings is that they help reduce waste by extending the life of your roof and minimizing the amount of debris produced during maintenance and repair. Today, most coatings are specially formulated for environmental safety as well, so you don’t have to worry about production techniques or dangerous chemicals.
If lowering roof maintenance costs, making your roof more energy efficient and extending roof life all sound good, consider applying roof coating. If you’re already re-roofing, or building a new residence, you should also consider using lighter-colored shingles.
Consider Applying Roof Coating
Reflective roof coating is your answer to a long lasting shingle roof.
If you’re considering this simple yet effective method of extending the life of your roof, call All Roofing Solutions. We’re a family owned & operated Delaware roofing contractor with over 15 years of experience. We offer high-tech roof coatings ideal for single-family residences, as well as multi-family housing, commercial facilities, office complexes and more. We are fully licensed and insured, and are passionate about providing great service and excellent workmanship!