Commercial Roof Coatings
If you own a commercial property, it is imperative you protect the businesses in that building. You also are concerned about making sure every penny counts. This includes making sure your commerical roof is in working order to prevent leaks. One of the ways you can ensure your building stays free of damage from water is by adding a commercial roof coating. We offer a wide variety of roof coatings for commercial buildings, but we want to make sure you have an idea about what those coatings are and how they work.
Types of Commercial Roof Coatings
When it comes to commercial roof coatings, there are several options on the market, both in liquid and solid forms. One of the more inexpensive methods is called rubber roofing. It is applied by unrolling rolls of black rubber along the top of the roof. It resists the hot Florida sun and retains the heat, but is quite unattractive. It is also vulnerable to puncturing from things like hail.
Another solid roof coating option is PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is a durable, two-layer coating with a layer of polyester between the layers for reinforcement. It is highly resistant to fire, heat, moisture, wind, and chemicals. However it is quite expensive.
If saving on energy costs is your concern, an SPF, or spray polyurethane foam, is a good choice. It is made of a liquid plastic that dries and expands in seconds. It acts as a great sealant and has a long lifespan. However, it is difficult to apply properly.
Acrylic roof coatings involve several coats as well as a fabric layer to be applied between applied layers. It takes time to apply, but once it is fully dry it will give you lots of UV protection as it is highly reflective. It is the best option when it comes to performance versus price. However, it tends to lose thickness over time, and standing water can reduce its durability.
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Benefits of Commercial Roof Coatings
The roof is the first line of defense against weather and the sun, so it should be coated with something that will protect the roof to avoid structural damage. Roof coatings can prevent leaks, retain or reflect heat depending on your needs and energy costs, and can protect from damage like punctures and dents. They can also add a level of attractiveness to your roof as well.
How do I choose which is right for my business?
It is important to understand what kind of commercial roof coating you need, and that will depend on a lot of things. First, find out which coatings work best on what your roof is made of. Our staff can recommend a roof coating if you cannot make the decision. Another thing to worry about is price. You might want to choose the roof coating that may be expensive now but will offset energy costs in the long run. If energy savings is not a concern, choose the one that best fits your budget.
When you are ready for a new commercial roof coating, give us a call. We have trained professionals on staff who can help you find the right coating for your building and your budget. Then we will inform you about the process that will be involved to apply the coating. The Florida weather and heat are unpredictable at times and your building should be protected from it to ensure the longevity of your roof and the structural integrity of your commercial building. Investing now could mean preventing damage and energy savings down the road. Do not hesitate to call us if you have questions and concerns.