How to Choose the Right Roof Coating
Roof Coatings are a necessity on low slope roofing systems. Aside from preventing UV degradation, they provide unrivaled energy efficiency. A quality roof coating can last up to 20 years, but with so many different types on the market, how do you know which one is right for your home or business?
Acrylics are the most popular type of roof coating. They provide an excellent balance of durability and affordability. Silicone coatings are a step up in terms of performance, but they come at a much higher price point. Aluminum roof coatings offer the best protection against weathering, but they require more upkeep than other types, and do not provide the energy efficiency/solar reflectivity that (white) Acrylics offer.
Ultimately, the decision comes down to budget and desired level of protection. If you live in an area with extreme weather conditions, you might want to opt for a more durable option like silicone or aluminum. Please note: once you apply silicone coatings on your roof, you cannot adhere a different type of coating to it. The same applies to aluminum coatings.
Aluminum coatings offer better protection from membrane blistering and cracking, but they don't keep your home or building nearly as cool as Acrylic coatings do. If you're looking for a cost-effective solution, acrylic is the way to go. Whichever route you choose, make sure to do your research and get a quality product from a reputable manufacturer. With proper installation and care, your roof coating will keep your home protected for years to come.
Do you have any questions about choosing the right roof coating for your home? Leave them in the comments below!
If you're still not sure which type of roof coating is right for you, consult with a professional. They can assess your needs and help you choose a product that will give you the best results. Thanks for reading! I hope this was helpful in making your decision. Until next time! Roof on! :)