Roof coatings can prolong the life of the existing roof system on your commercial building. However, applying an elastomeric roof coating to a metal roof has additional benefits.

Benefits of Applying Roof Coatings to Metal Commercial Roofs

To be clear, elastomeric roof coatings can be applied to many different types of roof systems. However, you may have even more of an economic incentive to utilize roof coatings on metal roofs. Here are some of the reasons you should consider such a project. 

An elastomeric roof coating system is less expensive than a complete metal roof replacement.

Metal roofing systems can last up to 50 years or more when properly installed and maintained. They are also known for being able to withstand high winds and heavy snow loads. And, of course, metal roofing systems are also fire-resistant. However, one drawback of metal roofs is that they are expensive to replace. 

Applying a roof coating system requires less labor than a roof replacement job – as the existing roof is not removed. So, even though you need to pay for the coating materials and application, this project is typically more cost-effective than a complete metal roof replacement. 

Elastomeric roof coatings can reduce the need for roof repairs. 

Elastomeric coatings create a watertight membrane that can stop leaks on your low-sloped roofs. This seamless membrane will cover the metal roof fastener systems, where many leaks form. 

This fluid-applied roofing membrane with elastic properties will stretch and return to its original shape without damage. Roof coatings also withstand extreme weather conditions, such as harmful UV rays, heavy rain or hail, and freezing temperatures. Coating systems are also better able to stand up to heavy foot traffic than other roofing membranes. 

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Reduce your energy bills by coating your existing roof system.

Roof coating systems have solar reflectivity and emissive qualities, which can improve the energy efficiency of your building. Coatings are designed to be highly reflective of infrared and ultraviolet UV rays – resulting in cool roofs. As a result, your cooling costs will be reduced, and your HVAC equipment will last longer after you apply a roof coating system.

In addition to reducing your energy costs, additional tax incentives or utility rebates may be available for adding silicone roof coatings (or acrylic coatings) to your metal roof. 

Applying a roof coating is more environmentally friendly than a complete roof tear-off. 

Roof coatings have been tested and are certified eco-friendly. And since the original roofing material doesn’t need to be torn off, you can avoid adding to the area landfills.

Other benefits of roof coating systems . . . 

Warranties for roof coatings are sometimes available and can range from 5 to 20+ years. The coating system will encapsulate the roof surfaces with a seamless, reflective, and watertight membrane. And – they can be applied in multiple coats – further extending the life of your metal roofing system.

Contact Nations Roof to Learn More

Beware of roofing contractors who say that a coating system is the perfect answer to all your problems. Yes, a roof coating may be a cost-effective solution for many situations, but the technology is unsuitable for every roof. To learn more about the installation of roof coating systems, contact Nations Roof, the premier commercial roofing contractor in the country.

Key Takeaways About Metal Roof Coatings

  • Roof coating systems can extend the life of your commercial metal roof.
  • Silicone and acrylic coatings are the most common types of roof coating systems.
  • Roof coatings are popular for metal roofing systems because of the material’s ability to reflect UV rays and provide a watertight membrane.
  • Roof coating systems are environmentally friendly.

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