Whether you want to protect your new commercial roof or get a few more years from your aging system, roof coatings may be the answer for you. So, let’s learn a bit about the roof coating systems offered by AAA Roofing, the premier commercial roofing contractor in the Western U.S.
Benefits of commercial roof coatings
Commercial roof coating protects the roof membrane from UV rays and other harmful weather conditions. Coating provides a waterproof layer on your existing flat roof and improves the fire resistance of the roof system.
The coating application can enhance the reflectivity of the surface. This can help reduce the strain on the building heating and cooling systems. Roof coatings help decrease the expansion and contraction of the membrane by minimizing its temperature swings. This can help prolong the roof’s life. As an added bonus, a new coating system will improve the aesthetics of your building.
A top reason for purchasing a roof coating system is that it is often less expensive than roof replacement. Your building can also use a coating system to secure an added layer of protection on your new roof.
A roof coating can be used on various roof surfaces, including:
- Built-up (BURs)
- Modified bitumen
- Sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) systems
Let’s discuss the different types of roof coatings, including acrylic, polyurethane, and silicone.
Types of roof coatings
All of the benefits may already sell you on adding a roof coating to your existing roof. You know that it is the most cost-effective solution to your roofing problem. Here are three of the main types of commercial roof coatings.
Acrylic roof coating
Acrylic coatings are water-based and generally sold in white, tan, and gray. They also come in different colors. This commercial roof coating is suitable for high UV environments where a reflective roof is desired. Companies make acrylic roof coatings with specialized versions that can be applied to specific substrates.
Polyurethane coatings are typically solvent-based and come in two main types: aromatic and aliphatic. (The latter type is UV-stable.) Urethane has good mechanical properties and high abrasion resistance, and tensile strength. They are best used in hail-prone regions in the West and where the surface is exposed to heavy foot traffic.
Silicone roof coatings, like acrylics, are suitable for high-UV environments because it reflects the sun’s rays. A silicone roof coating is used in areas where rain comes daily, and the roofs are often wet and have ponding water.
Schedule Your Free Inspection with AAA Roofing
Now is the best time to schedule a professional inspection of your current roofing systems with AAA Roofing. We have in-depth knowledge of all roofing materials and systems. Our team will give you the good news on how we can add 20 years to your commercial flat roof.
Find the best time for your inspection using our handy appointment scheduler on our website. Or call one of our three locations and say that you are ready to take steps to extend the life of your roof.