Paint is oftentimes not adequate protection for your roof. Against the triple threat of rain, ultraviolet (UV) rays and scorching heat, your roof needs the kind of protection that can only be provided by roof coatings. However, this level of protection varies depending on the climate of your location and the type of roof coating.
Acrylic Roof Coatings: Cost-Effective, All-Around Protection
For homeowners who need all-around protection, acrylic roof coatings are a good choice. This reflective and UV-resistant type of coating performs well in most climates and provides the best value for your money.
Silicone Coating Systems: Durable Protection for Flat Roofs
Building owners would be better off getting a more specific and concentrated form of protection. Silicone coating systems work best for commercial buildings, which typically have flat roofs.
Flat roofs present a number of challenges: they experience high foot traffic, and they are fully exposed to UV rays and susceptible to pooling water due to their lack of elevation. Silicone coatings are tough enough to handle that kind of daily trauma.
Reflective Roof Coatings: Power-Saving Protection
Those with homes in dry and humid climates often have to deal with high power bills. Air conditioners have to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature in the interior due to heat absorption in the roof. Reflective roof coatings can help ease the burden on your air conditioner by reflecting back sunlight and solar heat, helping keep your roof at a much lower temperature.
And, since the roof absorbs less heat, it experiences less thermal shock or the cycle of contractions and extractions that eventually result in leaks and creaks. This, in turn, results in a longer roof lifespan.
To get the right kind of coating for your roof, consult a certified roofing contractor like New View Roofing. We’re a GAF Master Elite® contractor that won the 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award, so you can rest easy knowing you’ll receive only the best quality of service.
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