Commercial Roof Coating Solutions
Is your commercial or industrial roof old, worn or experiencing chronic leaks? New View Roofing offers commercial and industrial roof coatings to create a watertight barrier that prevents damage from sun, wind, rain and more. Our roofing contractors are experienced in waterproofing and sealing many types of commercial roof systems, including metal, asphalt and single-ply.
Why Have Your Roof Coated?
Many business owners choose to have their roofs coated for three reasons: to extend the roof’s service life, to create a “cool roof,” and to provide an extra layer of protection against foot traffic, hail and other physical threats.
How Does Roof Coating Extend a Roof’s Service Life?
The more protective layers you add to your roof, the less likely things are to harm it. For example, ensuring your roof is waterproofed – and that any cracks or gaps are filled in – will help prevent water incursion. Roof leaks can cause a tremendous amount of damage, even if they’re relatively small; over time, they can become exponentially worse. In fact, roof leaks never get better with time. They only get worse, and they can result in a catastrophic roof collapse if they’re not discovered in time.
Roof coatings can also protect your roof against the elements, including hail. They can even provide an added layer of protection against debris, tree limbs and items that get thrown around in storms.
How Does Roof Coating Create a Cool Roof?
A cool roof is designed to reflect sunlight. Though many roofs already reflect some sunlight, adding a coating can increase your roof’s efficiency at doing so. When your roof reflects more sunlight, it lowers the temperature of the building – and that can save you big bucks on energy costs. Cool roofs absorb less solar energy (in the same way that wearing light-colored clothing helps you when you’re out in the sun).
Here’s some food for thought: A conventional roof’s surface temperature can reach 150 degrees F (or more) on a hot, sunny day. A cool roof can stay more than 50 degrees F cooler – and that’s a huge difference.
The right type of coating can help you lower the surface temperature of your building’s roof. Because that cools the interior of your building, you’ll reduce how much you have to use your air conditioner, and that, in turn, will lower your utility bills.
How Does Roof Coating Protect Your Roof From Physical Threats?
A roof coating is like a protective covering, which means it shields your roof from physical threats such as hail, debris thrown around during storms, and in many cases, even foot traffic. Because the roof coating is like a topcoat, it protects the materials underneath it. That increases your roof’s lifespan and keeps it safer from punctures, tears and normal wear-and-tear.
Benefits of Roof Coatings
Our line of commercial roof coatings act as a first line of defense against the elements.
The watertight seal will not only prevent moisture from penetrating your roof’s shingle layer, it will increase the reflective value of your roof system – thus creating a cooler building.
The roof coating will also protect from the following:
- Ultraviolet rays
- Water damage
- Wind damage
A coating can add energy-efficient roofing properties to your facility by countering the effects of the Texas heat below the surface of the roof. This cools the internal temperature and can even lower the cost of energy bills. Talk with one of our certified team members to learn more about the benefits of commercial roof coatings.
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Our Selection of Roof Coatings
As a professional, locally owned roofing company, New View Roofing supplies top-of-the-line roof coatings to maximize the efficiency of your commercial or industrial roof. The following coatings are available for application:
- Acrylic roof coatings
- Reflective roof coatings
- Silicone coating systems
- Elastomeric roof coatings
- Metal roof coatings
Here’s a closer look at each.
Acrylic Roof Coatings
Acrylic roof coatings are a good choice for this area because they can withstand a wide range of temperatures and weather activities. Acrylic is a water-based solution, which means it pairs well with many different roof types. People choose acrylic roof coatings when they’re looking for a good combination between performance and cost. These coatings are also very reflective and resist ultraviolet rays. However, the thickness of an acrylic roof coating does degrade over time and with sun exposure.
Reflective Roof Coatings
Reflective roof coatings help reflect ultraviolet rays so that the roof doesn’t absorb as much heat as it ordinarily would. The key benefit to a reflective roof coating is that it can reduce how much you need to use the air conditioning in your building. That helps you reduce energy costs while maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. These types of coatings can also prolong your roof’s life, preventing sun damage and damage from other sources just by virtue of creating a protective layer.
Silicone Coating Systems
Silicone coatings don’t typically need a primer, which means that they’re often easier to apply and result in a durable finished product. These types of roof coatings don’t erode easily – and they’re ideal for buildings that are exposed to heavy rainfall. These reflective coatings are typically a little costlier than other types, but generally, their performance justifies the cost. One thing to note, though, is that silicone coating systems can catch dirt and dust, which can make them lose reflectivity over time. However, they’re easy to clean and maintain, which means they’re a prime choice for many owners.
Elastomeric Roof Coatings
Elastomeric roof coatings are extremely weather resistant. They can stand up to storms and other weather events, as well as resist UV rays. These coatings are very durable, and they’re more affordable than many other roof coatings are. However, elastomeric roof coatings are generally better when they’re combined with other types of coatings; they’re sometimes used as a base coat for other types of coatings, as well. They’re also best on pitched roofs.
Metal Roof Coatings
Metal roof coatings protect your metal roof from all kinds of environmental threats, ranging from sun damage and ultraviolet radiation, ice and hail, and rain. These types of roof coatings can even protect your roof from rust, which causes significant damage over time. (A metal roof coating can encapsulate rusty patches, which prevents them from becoming larger and causing more damage.) Additionally, a metal roof coating goes over leaks, cracks and seams to make your roof more waterproof than it was before the coating.
How to Know if You Need a Roof Coating
Roof coatings are an economical way to reduce your cooling costs, increase your roof’s reflectivity, and create an additional layer of protection against the elements. If your roof has been damaged in the past, or if it’s at risk for damage, you may need to invest in a roof coating to protect it.
Roof coatings can help prevent water incursion and stop existing leaks in their tracks. Combined with good insulation, your roof can be stronger and more energy efficient than it ever was before, so generally, roof coatings are considered a great investment.
The type of roof coating you choose depends on the roofing materials you have, your budget, and what types of physical threats your roof faces on a daily basis. For example, if your roof is subject to a lot of debris from storms because you’re near a wooded area, you’ll want a different type of coating than you’d want if you were only concerned about reflectivity. Your New View Roofing expert can help you determine what type of roof coating is right for your building, as well as provide you with a quote for the entire project.
How Long Do Roof Coatings Last?
The lifespan of your roof coating depends on the type of coating and specific product you choose, as well as the thickness of the coating when it’s applied. Your New View Roofing contractor will let you know all about your options so you can make the right decision based on your needs. Generally, roof coatings last between 10 and 20 years.
Contact the Coating Specialists at New View Roofing Today
Our team can help you choose the right type for your needs. In addition to that, we also provide a free annual roof inspection – if we discover any issues, we’ll let you know what they are, how to fix them, and how much it’s going to impact your bottom line.
Our expert roofing contractors can help you decide on the best course of action to prolong your roof’s life through roof coatings, repairs and more. We even offer roof maintenance programs that help you keep your roof in its best possible shape throughout the year, between inspections, as well. Call us today to learn about your options.
Contact the Coating Specialists at New View Roofing!
New View Roofing is proud to offer a variety of commercial roofing services and energy-efficient roofing options. To find out more about our protective coatings and watertight seals for your commercial roof, call (469) 232-7220 or submit our online form. We’ll be happy to provide you with a free quote.