Roof Coating 101

Roof coatings are a relatively new and creative application to improve the longevity and sustainability of most roofs. It is both an environmentally friendly and financially sound application as well. At Aastro Roofing we offer both acrylic and silicone roof coatings at a competitive price. Because roof coating is a less common and lesser-known service, we’ve highlighted the main details of roof coating and how you could benefit from it.

What Is Roof Coating?

A roof coating is an adhesive and thick white fluid used to protect your roof,  increasing the longevity and lifespan of roofs. On average, these roof coatings can extend the lifetime of a roof up to 10 extra years. There are acrylic roof coatings and silicone roof coatings, the latter being the premier roof coating for flat roofs or roofs with no slope.

Acrylic coatings need proper slope and drainage to maximize its efficiency. Both coatings are easily applied to your roof once it’s power washed. Both acrylic and silicone roof coatings alike are designed to provide protection from the elements, even the extreme weather experienced during the hurricane season in South Florida.

What Are The Benefits Of Roof Coating?

There are many of benefits to roof coatings. They elongate the lifetime of roofs up to 10 extra years and installing it is a drastically more financially stable option when compared to replacing or repairing an entire roof. On average, homeowners with roof coating  can save hundreds and even thousands of dollars. When it reaches the end of its life (in 15-20 years) it can simply be replaced by another layer of roof coating.   

In addition to saving you money, roof coating materials are “green”. Because the coating reflects sunlight and UV rays from your roof, your home or commercial building will be significantly cooler and you, therefore, will not have to run your air conditioning as often. Considering how hot Florida is year round, this option can be a financial lifesaver.

Not only is roof coating a great insulator, but it has greater protection as well. Both acrylic and silicone coatings are designed to prevent water damage and buildup, as well as act as a barrier for any physical damage. Because Florida’s weather is so unpredictable, this extra layer of protection from the elements is crucial.

Where Can I Get Roof Coating?

Roof coating products can be purchased online or in-store. However, the application should be done by a certified roofing contractor. Because all roof penetrations must be fixed, all debris must be cleared, and the roof must be thoroughly cleaned before the roof coating is applied, hiring a professional contractor is the way to go. The roofing experts at Aastro Roofing can ensure the job is done right.

 

If you’re in the market for a roof repair or roof replacement, consider getting your roof coated by South Florida’s top roofing contractors. Offering both acrylic and silicone coatings, we can apply the one that is most suited for your roof. Contact us today at (561) 409-3280 to save money and energy and get the peace of mind and protection you deserve.