Roof coatings are becoming more and more popular in prolonging the life of both traditional and metal roofing systems.
Roof coatings can be applied by either the rolling or spraying methods and essentially add a ‘top coat’ to the existing roofing system. No permit is usually required because roof coating is considering roof renovation. Most of modern roof coating systems are highly reflective materials, preventing flat roofs from extensive heat during sunny days. Similar to retrofitting a roof, Roof coatings are a popular alternative because it is more cost effective than a retrofit.
Additionally, compared to a retrofit which essentially adds another layer of roofing material, Roof coatings create a chemical bond to the current roofing substrate essentially ‘bulking up’ the existing system. Most coating manufacturers offer 5 or 10 year system warranties on coating Installations. Taking under consideration fact that some manufactures gives 10 years for new roofing membranes and extensive labor cost to install them, roof coating can save you 30% – 50% of your new roof project.