What Is Silicone Roof Coating? [A Complete Guide]
Looking for a long-lasting roof restoration solution? — Silicone coatings are a terrific choice! Depending on the system installed, many Silicone applications can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years.
Roofs on commercial buildings as well as residential buildings are installed to last for a long time, but the truth is that they do not last forever. They are prone to wear and tear weather deterioration, and gradual damage that happens over time.
When their service life expires, they are no longer covered by the manufacturer’s guarantee and begin to deteriorate. Many commercial building managers use this as a cue to replace their roofs completely to keep their warranties. However, doing so is prohibitively expensive.
What if There Was a Cheaper Alternative?
There is, as it turns out: silicone roof coating. The cost of a silicone roof coating is substantially cheaper than the cost of a new roof. It can also drastically prolong its usable life and comes with a 20-year warranty.
How Do Silicone Roof Coatings Work?
The concept is straightforward. We use a tough single-component, high-performance, solvent-free, moisture-curing product that is 100% solids. This layer is a high-performance membrane that forms above a roof to seal all seams, blisters, and seams. As such, it protects the roof from the elements, reducing depreciation, cellular infiltration, wear and tear, and finally, weathering.
Silicone roof coating is often applied as a roll-on or spray-on substance that covers all of your roof’s cracks. It effectively prevents the elements from exploiting any pre-existing flaws, allowing the roof to remain in good condition for longer. Note, however, that a silicone roof coating will not improve your roof’s insulation. It will however protect the roofing material fr the elements and allow you to postpone roof repair expenditures.
Top 5 Benefits of Silicone Roof Systems
While saving money on your overall roofing expenditures is probably one of the most significant advantages, there is a slew of additional advantages as well. Take a look at the following:
1. Energy Conservation
The cost of energy in homes and businesses accounts for a significant amount of the expenditure every month. As such, if you want to reduce your energy costs as much as possible, a silicone roof coating is a viable option. Our silicone roofing systems comply with the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC), which means they meet specified thermal emittance and solar reflectance standards.
In this sense, the higher the roof rating, the more energy is reflected from the structure and the less energy is used for cooling. Moreover, most silicone roofing products come in dazzling white colors. This feature allows them to reflect up to 35% of the sun’s high-energy UV rays, significantly lowering cooling expenses.
2. Practically no Maintenance is Required
A silicone roof coating that is 100 percent solids requires almost minimal maintenance and does not need to be redone every few years. The silicone protection lasts for a decade or more after the procedure is completed. Furthermore, silicone roofs are resistant to nearly anything nature may throw at them, including prolonged direct sunshine and sub-zero temperatures.
3. Minimal Odor
Silicone is a naturally odorless material. It does not emit any nasty odors or VOCs into the air, unlike many other roof coating treatments. Furthermore, even when it comes into direct touch with the skin, silicone is a very safe and stable chemical.
4. Quick Cure Time/Moisture-Cure
Applying a silicone roof coating to your roof is surprisingly simple. Before applying the topcoat, we strengthen all essential places then power washes the whole roof of the facility to eliminate any debris or grime that could interfere with the drying process. After this, we apply the coat and in a matter of minutes, your roof will be ready.
Silicone cures extremely quickly, allowing it to begin protecting your roof nearly immediately. There’s no need to hold your breath. The roof may be walked on in 2-4 hours, depending on the weather.
5. Minimal Preparation Procedures
Unlike roof repairs and replacements, you do not need a comprehensive process to tear off parts of the roof. Tearing existing surfaces can indeed be a tremendous pain. It makes a mess, raises labor costs, and makes resurfacing your roof take longer.
Our silicone roof coatings, however. do not necessitate any preceding tearing off. They can be applied immediately to existing surfaces once all-important places have been reinforced, protecting without the typical problems. It’s quick, simple, and straightforward to set up.
Request a Free Roof Restoration Estimate
Is your roof nearing the end of its lifespan? If that’s the case, don’t worry: we’re here to assist you. Our silicone roof coating system is a tool that can help you extend the life of your roof without having to spend a lot of money on a new roof. Even if your roof is in bad shape, a silicone roof coating solution may be more cost-effective than a complete roof replacement. Contact us today!