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Roof Coating Benefits

Roof coatings have received more attention and recognition in the last few years. As the interest in sustainability and “eco-friendly” practices continues to boom, there will likely be more of a demand for roof coating services. But why? What are some roof coating benefits that commercial property managers should consider when addressing roofing needs? Below we’ll review some obvious benefits from this specific roofing service. First, you should understand how roof coating systems work.

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What is roof coating?

A roof coating is an extra layer of protection placed on an already completed roof that can give it a longer lifespan. There are many different types of roof coatings including:

  • acrylic
  • silicone
  • polyurethane
  • elastomeric
  • asphalt

Each has its benefits and downsides. Depending on the type of building material, there are several selections to consider, but the most popular are those listed above. Also, check out 2020’s top ten roof coating products listed by MSN here. An experienced roofing expert — like those at B & M Roofing — should be able to give you suggestions or recommendations after the initial inspection. Overall roof coatings for commercial buildings can be extremely beneficial. We’ve listed the top 3 roof coating benefits.

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Roof Coating Benefits

Again, there are several benefits of roof coating systems. Commercial property owners usually consider the following roof coating benefits to be of top priority.

As the roofing industry changes, you are likely to see more adaptation in consideration of the rising sustainability practices and eco-friendly building materials.

Consider that to be inherent in most roof coating systems. In addition, you will also find benefits for:

1. Energy Savings

A roof with a white or reflective coating will not absorb the heat from the sun’s rays. Instead, the material serves as a barrier and reflects this transmitted heat. In turn, this provides two major benefits for commercial buildings:

  1. Keeps the building cooler
  2. Reduces Energy Consumption

In the summer, this means that the coating will keep your building from warming, thus keeping the building much cooler with drastic differences in temperatures indoors.

What, in turn, does this mean for energy consumption? Well, put simply, the building will not require as much energy use to keep things cool and comfortable. Reducing carbon footprint is a major roof coating benefit that should definitely sway most commercial business managers when considering a coating system. At minimum it can drastically lower energy bills — and that’s never a bad business move!

2. Protection Against Leaks

Adding a roof coating gives an extra layer of protection from leaks due to physical damage.

If there are already small damaged areas, roof coatings can fill those to protect your roof for the future. Take note that most damaged areas are usually minor. If you’re experiencing extensive damage to your roof either due to inclement weather or age progression, be sure to take a look at underlying factors. In general, we recommend routine maintenance on every roof to ensure quality and extended lifespan. Check out some reasons your commercial roof might leaking here.

However, if the damage is minor, a roof coating can help protect against minor leaks. Sealing up cracks or smaller holes is one of the most noticeable benefits of these services. Also, consider protecting your roof against mold and mildew which can also cause leaks over time.

3. Extended Roof Life

Since roof coatings can protect your roof from damage, they can also extend the life of your roof. By using a roof coating, your commercial roof will have an additional layer of protection from elements like snow, ice, and hail. In addition, as mentioned above, roof coatings can help seal cracks and holes that lead to leaks and extensive damage. Rather than facing a new roof replacement, roof coatings can provide a secondary option for repairs rather than replacement.

By extending the life of your roof you can wait years before replacing your roof again, leaving money available for other projects.

benefits of roof coating services

If you’re looking for a way to extend the life of your commercial roof or protect your roof from leaks, a roof coating might be the best solution for you. You’ll also benefit from energy and cost savings. The roofing experts at B&M Roofing of Colorado are available to answer your commercial roofing questions! Contact us today at 303-443-5843.