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Coating

Commercial Roofing systems

Coating systems

Roof coatings are an excellent way to completely seal a building’s roof against water, harsh weather, and excessive solar heat. These liquid barriers are durable and stretchy, allowing the building to shift while protecting the structure. They’re also relatively easy to apply when you work with our experienced pros at Nations Roof.

Features

  • A roof coating is a monolithic, fully adhered, fluid applied roofing membrane. It has elastic properties that allow it to stretch and return to its original shape without damage.
  • Typical roof coating dry film thickness vary from paint film thickness (plus or minus 3 dry mils) to more than 40 dry mils.
  • This means a roof coating becomes the top layer of a composite roof membrane and underlying system. As such, the roof coating is the topmost layer of protection for the membrane, receiving the impact of sunlight (both infrared and ultraviolet (UV), rain, hail and physical damage.

Benefits

  • Cost-effective installation
  • Tested, certified and eco-friendly
  • Long-term sustainable roof designs
  • LEED Certifications
  • Coatings provide increased roof reflectivity resulting in “cooler” roof surfaces that can reduce Urban Heat Island effect and subsequent carbon footprints
  • Energy savings, additional tax incentives, utility rebates and expense reductions
  • Eliminates land fill disposal
  • Warranties range from 5 to 20+ years
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between roof sealant and roof coating?

    While the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, they’re not necessarily the same. A roof sealant is a protective barrier applied to an existing roofing system to enhance the roof’s protection and seal cracks around chimneys, vents, flashing, and roofing materials themselves. A roof coating is a liquid barrier that becomes a new roof barrier membrane itself rather than enhancing the existing roofing system.
  • Will roof coating stop leaks?

    Roof coatings are designed to become a waterproof membrane that completely protects the building. If there are leaks, the damage should be repaired but the new membrane will prevent water penetration.
  • What are the cons of elastomeric roof coating?

    Generally speaking, elastomeric roof coatings are excellent at protecting buildings, but they do have some drawbacks. They’re generally not the most aesthetically pleasing roofing options, and they don’t always adhere evenly to the material below them. To ensure a perfect application, they require an expert’s touch like that of the pros at Nations Roof.
  • Are roof coatings worth it?

    Yes, roof coatings are certainly worth it. They create waterproof barriers between the elements and the building, and they can help keep the building cool by reflecting the sun’s UV rays.
  • How long will a roof coating last?

    The expected lifespan of a roof coating is between 5 and 20 years, but it depends on the material type. Acrylic roof coating can last 5 to 10 years. Silicone roof coatings can last 10 to 20 years. Polyurethane coating can last 15 years or so. Elastomeric coatings have lifespans of 5 to 20 years.
  • Can you walk on roof coating?

    Yes, roof coatings are walkable. However, acrylic coatings are better suited for light traffic while silicone and polyurethane can handle more traffic.
  • How often should a flat roof be coated?

    It depends on the material in question, but roof coatings can last 5 to 20 years before needing to be recoated. Stringent maintenance can help, but intense UV rays, harsh weather, and ponding water can lessen the roof’s potential lifespan.
  • How do you maintain a coated roof?

    Roof coating maintenance requires regular inspections including those by property owners and roofing professionals. Also, regular cleaning and prompt repairs are key to ensuring the roof coating lasts as long as possible.

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