What Are Roof Coatings?
- Tuesday, 23 June 2020 15:05
Roof coatings are fully-adhered membranes applied in fluid form that serve the purpose of enhancing one or several properties of the roof, such as the roof’s resistance to the impact of sunshine, water, hail or to enhance its energy-efficiency by making it a more efficient thermal barrier or by preventing roof overheating. Here are some more things that you should know about roof coatings:
- Consistency and application – most roof coating products are of a consistency similar to thick paint and the material is applied like paint as well, from cans, with a brush or a roller. Some special products designed for seams are of a foam consistency and are applied from cans;
- The purpose of use – roof coatings are developed for enhancing various roof features. The most common functions fulfilled by roof coatings include sealing the roof surface to improve its resistance to water penetration, increasing the roof’s resistance to thermal shock by reducing heat absorbance and increasing resistance to abrasion, such as the impact caused by hail;
- The effects – roof coatings can improve the energy efficiency of the entire roof and, with it, of the entire home and they can also prolong the lifespan of the roof by preventing leaks and many other forms of damage. Although, it’s best to hire a Fort Smith roofing contractor experienced in the roof coating application.