When Do Commercial Roof Coatings Make Sense?

A roof coating is a fluid applied roofing membrane. It is formulated to protect your commercial roof from harmful effects of extreme weather, such as ultraviolet (UV) light, excessive water and strong winds. There are cases when a roof coating is considered a viable option to roof repair if there are no issues of persisting leaks or trapped moisture. 

There are many ways a roof coating can be used. For one, it allows a temporary getaway from having to completely tear off your existing roof. It also avoids causing disruptions to the workplace since there is less downtime. Ultimately, applying roof coating can change the color of your roof from dark to light without having to do a major renovation.

Is Commercial Roof Coating Your Best Choice?

If your commercial roof is structurally sound and has not sustained any persisting damage, then applying roof coatings make sense for you. However, if there are obvious moisture-related issues like mold and mildew growth, and the system is already approaching the end of its service life, then your best choice is to skip coatings. The presence of leaks, peeling and cracks are signs that you need to schedule a roof replacement as soon as possible.

Commercial Roof Coating Options

Generally acrylic or asphalt-based, a roof coating is applied by rolling or spraying separate layers of base and top coats. Polyurethane, silicone and elastomeric coatings are other options. Coatings typically range in density and colors while some perform better on rough surfaces than others. Because of these options, you have to carefully select which coating is best for your commercial roof.

If you need a veteran roofer to assist you, turn to Wabo Roofing Systems. We offer a wide range of professional exterior renovation services, including roofing, siding and patios. Give our team a call at (855) 557-6634, or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation. Our service areas include Cypress and Houston, TX.

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