What do you know about commercial roof coatings?
Commercial roof coatings are something that many people are interested in, but they just don’t know enough about them to make a wise choice. It’s challenging to buy something without having much knowledge about it, especially something as expensive and durable as a roof coating. Because they are a newcomer to the market and many consumers are either unaware of them or don’t know much about them, commercial roof coatings sometimes go unnoticed. The purpose of this essay and the ones that will follow is to give anyone with an interest in commercial roof coatings a fundamental understanding of the system. Although this course won’t turn you into a roofing expert, it should provide you with enough knowledge to help you make wiser choices.
What Function Do Commercial Roof Coatings Serve?
In general, the goal of commercial roof coatings is to prolong the lifespan and increase the performance of your roof. Roof coatings are made to be sprayed or rolled directly onto the surface of your existing roof. Thanks to its monolithic construction (i.e., no seams), self-adhering characteristics (i.e., no fasteners), and flashing capabilities, this innovative coating shields your building against leaks (meaning no special features around pipes, just one membrane).
The majority of commercial roof coatings are reflecting, which means they don’t absorb UV rays but rather reflect them into the atmosphere, in addition to essentially eliminating leaks from your roof surface. This saves you money by keeping the interior of your building and the roof surface cooler.
Benefits of commercial roof coatings
Is a roof coating necessary given all the goods and services available to property owners, architects, and facility managers? Although a roof may easily function without a coating, there are so many advantages that it is often worthwhile to give it some serious thought. The benefits that we’ve compiled might motivate you.
- Fully restored, seamless, weatherproofing system
To completely seal and waterproof your roof, Roof Coating Systems are monolithic membranes that are sprayed onto your roof, around pipes, hatches, and other equipment found on the rooftop. There are no seams or patches around those challenging to seal and access locations since, when sprayed, the coating practically melts together.
Since roof coatings don’t require as much labor as installing a new roof, they can be sprayed directly on top of your existing roof, cutting down on installation time and expenses. With a roof restoration system, there is no need to tear up the old roof, which reduces landfill waste and costs because you don’t have to pay landfill fees.
- No significant alterations to the working environment during the installation
The fact that neither the AcryPly nor the ARM systems require a business to close for installation is a significant financial benefit. The systems are quiet and emit little smell (typically zero VOCs), allowing you to carry on business as usual with little disturbance to the building’s occupants. It can take several weeks to install a new roof, which means that business owners will lose a lot of money while their operations are closed. Restoring your low-slope business roof will cost much less, take much less time, and cause far less disruption to the residents of your buildings than a conventional roof tear-off and new roof installation will.
- Environmentally friendly
The environment will be much improved and landfill waste will be greatly reduced if your current roof is restored and the current materials are used. Many of our coatings have very low or no volatile organic compounds and can be used to earn LEED points for Sustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere, and Materials and Resources from the US Green Building Council.
- Keeps your building cooler
A roof with a white or reflective covering will reflect sunlight rather than absorb it. The coating’s reflecting quality keeps the building cooler, which can significantly affect the temperature inside and lower the expense of maintaining a cool environment.
- Increases energy star rating
A building’s Energy Star score changes over time. As the structure changes, it may also alter. One of the simplest methods to improve a building’s energy efficiency and perhaps raise its Energy Star rating is to add a roof coating. The rating may need to be raised to increase its resale value or to meet a local authority’s minimum requirement.
- Improves green reputation
Being able to demonstrate to clients, partners, and employees that you are making every effort to make the building “green” might be highly beneficial, depending on the objectives of your particular business. A roof coating is a relatively simple and cost-effective method of implementing green roofing.
Your roofing receives great UV protection from highly reflecting top coatings. Your roof will last longer thanks to this additional protection, which also lowers the expense of roof upkeep. In addition to minimizing your energy consumption expenses, highly reflective roof coatings create a cooler and more comfortable climate within the building with less air conditioning use.
- Easy Installation
The simple installation might be advantageous to you whether you’re a contractor wishing to expand your offering to include commercial roof coatings or a building owner trying to stop leaks. Building owners can have their new roof quicker, for less money, and without exposing the inside of their building to the weather, while contractors will save time, money, and difficulties.
Additional benefits of commercial roof coatings
The roof membrane is shielded from UV rays and other hazardous weather conditions by commercial roof coating. Your current flat roof gets a waterproof layer from the coating, which also makes the roof structure more fire-resistant.
The coating application might make the surface more reflective. The stress on the building’s heating and cooling systems can be lessened as a result. By reducing temperature fluctuations, roof coatings aid in reducing membrane expansion and contraction. This could make the roof last longer. An added benefit of a new coating system is that it will make your building look better. The fact that a roof coating system is frequently less expensive than a new roof is one of the main justifications for buying one. A coating system can be used on your structure to offer an extra layer of protection to your new roof.