Homeowners and building managers need to focus on their rooftops to maintain their properties. The harsh Indiana weather can take a severe toll on these roofing surfaces and cause significant damage over time. One of the most effective and efficient ways to protect your investment in a new roof is to install a silicone roof coating. As you contemplate this service, consider these three advantages of this method roof preservation. Are you interested in a roof coating solution for your roof, contact the residential roof experts at Bryant Roofing Systems at 317-342-4050 or [email protected].
What is a Roof Coating?
A silicone roof coating is a single, fully adhered, fluid-applied roofing membrane. Many roof coatings are elastomeric. That is, a roof coating has elastic properties that allow it to stretch and return to the original shape without causing any damage.
A typical silicone roof coating dry film thickness varies from paint film thickness (plus or minus 0.075 mm (3 dry mils) to more than 1 mm (40 dry mils). Meaning, the silicone roof coating becomes the top layer of a composite roof membrane and underlying roof system. As such, a silicone roof coating is the top layer of protection for the roof membrane, receiving the impact of:
- Sunlight (both infrared and ultraviolet (UV)
- Physical damage
A silicone roof coating should not be confused with a roof deck coating. Deck coatings are traffic bearing areas that are designed for waterproofing areas where pedestrian (and in some cases vehicular) traffic is expected to occur. A silicone roof coating will only waterproof the substrates but will not withstand any kind of ongoing use by people or vehicles such as:
Typical silicone roof coatings are seamless installations and, when silicone roof coating are installed correctly, it can solve many roof leaks on almost any type of roofing material.
Benefits of Roof Coatings
Many roofing professionals do not recommend the usage of cool coatings over any existing shingles. This roofing technique can often cause serious moisture problems and severe water damage. The silicone roof coating can inhibit regular shingle drying after rain or dew accumulation by allowing a significant amount of water to condense and cause increased damage by collecting under the roof shingles.
Roof Coatings Limit Energy Usage
Silicone roof coatings are meant to provide insulation that regulates the temperature inside your property and makes it more comfortable. During the summer, the home will stay cool without the risk of cold air leaking through the roof, and it will keep in warm air during colder fall and winter nights. This will keep you from depending on your HVAC system and reduce your overall energy costs while also reducing the roofing material carbon footprint in the protective process.
Prevent Water Damage with a Silicone Roof Coating
In Hawaii, the wettest part of the year is between November and March. Water damage is often the culprit when roofs require replacement or repair. By protecting your existing rooftop with a coating, you can prevent moisture from penetrating the surface and causing issues like leaks, mold, and mildew. When your roofing contractor begins to install the layer, they can repair any existing leaks or damage.
Roof Coatings Protect Life Expectancy
The estimated life expectancy of residential and commercial roofing systems depends mainly on the level of maintenance performed over their lifetime. They can often last for decades with proper care but failing to be vigilant with any form of roof repair can limit the roof lifespan an additional five to seven years. Adding a silicone coating to the surface of the roof is an easy way to extend the life of the roof by protecting it against damage from weather and debris.
Are You Interested in a Silicone Roof Coating?
If you are interested in all of the benefits of silicone roof coating for your home, call us at Bryant Roofing Systems, we are the Indianapolis residential roof repair specialists! We can be reached at 317-342-4050 or [email protected].