If you are a property owner or manager who is worried that roof repair or replacement is in the near future, we would like to suggest an alternative that may save you time, money, and headaches! If your roof is still structurally sound for the most part, a roof coating can extend its lifespan significantly. Sometimes referred to as liquid-applied roofing systems, roof coatings are comprised of multiple components that work together to create a seamless membrane for your existing low-slope roof.
We understand that you may have questions about this particular solution, and we are here to help. Of course, you can always contact our offices to learn more about restoring a commercial roof with industrial coatings.
- Why Opt for a Roof Coating Instead of a Roof Replacement? Depending on your situation, there may be significant advantages to going with a coating solution over a complete roof replacement. Because the roof coating is applied over the top of the current low-slope roof, you won’t have to pay for the labor expenses associated with a tear-off – not to mention there won’t be any old roofing materials to dispose of. This provides an obvious benefit to you, as well as the environment. Once the roof coating system is applied and installed, it creates a seamless system that can provide many years of robust protection.
- What Kind of Roof Coating Is Recommended? There are various elements that need consideration when deciding which coating is right for a specific roof. One of the most important factors is the existing roof type, as not all coatings on the market are suitable for every roof type and material. Your geographic location, climate, and weather will also play a significant role in your decision. A professional roofing contractor will be instrumental in helping you to make the right choice, given your situation. There are several coating options for restoring existing commercial roofing systems, including acrylic, silicone, and polyurethane coatings.
- Do Roof Coatings Work on an Older Roof? In most situations, roof coatings can be applied to an aging roof as long as it is still structurally sound. In fact, restoring these old roofs and extending their effective life is one of the primary reasons that roof coatings have become so prolific in the roofing industry. A comprehensive inspection by a roofing professional can determine if the existing roof is an appropriate candidate for a roof coating solution. Once it is determined that a roof coating is a good fit, the installer will prepare the surface by making needed repairs, removing and/or replacing any substrate that has become moisture-saturated, reinforcing seams, and cleaning the surface.
- How Much Do Roof Coatings Cost? The expense for coating a roof will fluctuate based on the size of the roof’s surface, the amount of preparation the roof requires, the type of coating system selected for the project, and the number of coats and the application rate necessary. These variables will allow your contractor to calculate the product cost based on the amount of product needed – and the cost of labor to prep the roof and install the roof coating. It is important to note, however, that roof coatings typically represent significant cost savings over a roof replacement. Be sure to ask your roofing contractor about any tax benefits or enhanced warranties associated with your roof coating system.
Unicoat Industrial Roofing is a professional roofing contractor licensed to work on projects across the United States. (Call to find out if we work in your state.) With decades of professional experience and a solid reputation as a trusted commercial roofer, you can rest assured that your roof is in good hands.Call Unicoat Industrial Roofing today to learn more about roof coatings – and if they are right for your roof restoration or repair project.