Once installed, many people don’t know what silicone roof coatings provide, and how beneficial they are. They provide protection from the elements, as coatings create a seamless, waterproof, monolithic membrane that stops leaks and resists ponding water. Silicone roof coatings are also reflective, meaning they keep the surface of the roof cool despite the sun’s rays, meaning your building stays at the proper temperature.
Let’s go over five great reasons for silicone roofing. Your business can be positively affected by every single benefit we indicate. After you read them, please contact us for answers to any additional questions you may have.
Because the solids content in silicone roof coatings is greater than a very inexpensive or acrylic coating, it can be applied in one coat.
The main benefits of a thicker, simpler application process are:
• Less ponding while the silicone roof coating is applied
• Easier slope corrections can be made during the application
After the professional roofing contractor power washes your roof, the silicone coating can be applied. Unless your roofing system is a single-ply type, you likely won’t need a primer.
With single-ply’s that are fairly new, such as those under 5 years, there could be a residue that prevents the silicone from adhering properly. In that case, we would recommend a primer.
It is highly likely that you won’t need a primer. However, to confirm this, the skilled roofing contractor should conduct an adhesion test. Primer is a supply where you’ll save by not spending money on materials you don’t need.
Silicone roof coatings have a high flashpoint. This means that the solvent evaporates in the air fast. This fact contributes to silicone being non-flammable. If the coating happens to ignite, sustaining the fire is impossible because of its high flashpoint.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) levels affect indoor air quality. The low levels of VOC in silicone roof coatings enable it to surpass the material safety standards requirements. These are put forth in every U.S. state including California, which is known for its very high standards on material safety for public health.
No other coating can repel ponding water like silicone. The science-based formulation causes it to cure in the damp air. This also creates a sealed layer that is free of leaks when under the strain of ponding water.
Because silicone roof systems are UV exposure resistant, they tend to look close to new years after installation. You won’t have to recoat as often if you would with other types of coatings.
Regarding silicone coating installation, humidity is a friend instead of a foe. Furthermore, cold and warm temperatures don’t affect silicone’s ability to completely cure. This makes spring, summer, and fall seasons perfect for silicone coating roof repairs and replacements. Another bonus benefit is that wash-off doesn’t happen because of the unique silicone formulation.
It’s about performance, durability, and longevity. As you can see, the advantages of a silicone roof coating are worth your investment. Oftentimes, acrylic and other alternative coatings don’t last. Now you can worry less about roof repairs when you have a silicone roof coating installed by an expert roofing contractor. If you additional have questions, we’re here to answer them. Contact us today to find out more.