Roof Coating Services
Sometimes, replacing a roof is not the best alternative. In many cases, roof coatings over the existing roofing system can be a better value while adding years to the life of the roof while still allowing for the option of up to a twenty-year factory warranty. Another advantage to a roof coating service is that it can be installed with no business interruption. Roof coating services are cost effective while providing energy savings and potential tax benefits. Cotton has thousands of square feet under warranty in all regions of the United States.
Types of Roof Coatings
Acrylic roof coatings are water-based and have several benefits. Acrylic coatings have low flammability, low potential for toxic hazards, and come in a wide variety of colors to match your building. This type of coating needs to be applied with many layers with the correct external temperatures for proper curing.
Silicon roof coatings are the most popular type of coating because it's made to thrive in extreme temperatures, especially areas with a high UV exposure. The silicon provides the roof a slick coating, but with a relatively large amount of debris pickup making these coatings less ideal for areas with high traffic.
Foam roof coatings are a very popular choice for BUR systems or any other type of single-ply roof system. Foam roofs are energy efficient, have a long lifespan, and are relatively cost effecient for a commercial roof. A differentiating factor with a foam coating, is that the application needs to be done by a specialized technician because the most common mistake with these coatings is improper applications.
Which roofs can be coated?
The following are typical roofs that can benefit from a roof coating:
- Build-Up Roofs (BUR)
- EPDM Rubber
- Modified Bitumen
- Single-Ply Roofs
- TPO Membrane