What is Coating?
Coating a roof is a tool used to extend the lifespan of your roof. A roof coating is a monolithic, fully adhered, fluid-applied roofing system. It has elastic properties that allow it to stretch and return to its original shape without damage. Typical roof coating dry film thickness varies from paint film thickness (plus or minus 3 dry mils) to more than 40 dry mils. This means a roof coating becomes the top layer of a composite roof membrane and underlying system. As such, the roof coating is the topmost layer of protection for the membrane, receiving the impact of sunlight (both infrared and ultraviolet (UV), rain, hail, and physical damage.
Benefits of Coating
Along with preserving and extending the life of your roof, coatings can provide a highly reflective surface that may help reduce energy costs by lowering the surface temperature of the roof. Additionally, coatings provide a seamless application that conforms to irregular roof surfaces, as well as seals cracks and splits in the roof surface. Coatings can be applied to address a variety of roofing concerns. When choosing a coating, it is important to consider the location and current condition of the roof, as well as ponding water, chemical exposure, high heat, and UV radiation.
Why Choose Skyline as your Roof Coating Contractor?
When it comes to choosing a roofing company to coat your roof, expertise is needed to recognize when your roof needs to be replaced or have it’s lifespan extended. Working with a professional is an absolute must. The quality of coatings varies greatly, and the quality of installers even more.
On top of that, many roofing companies will lay 1 layer of coating and move on. The correct way is a 5-step process that occurs over several days.