Benefits of Roof Coatings

Less expensive than re-roofing

Often times applying a reflective roof coating can be significantly less expensive than a re-roof simply because it is much less labor intensive. Although the silicone or acrylic products used to coat a roof cost more than typical roofing materials, the money saved in labor cost often offsets the materials. This typically means coating a roof is about 20% less expensive than a complete re-roof.


Elastomeric Roof Coating Systems perform better than any other roofing system because they are one seamless membrane. With any other type of roofing material you install there will always be seams that are glued or “welded” together. Each of those seams will be susceptible to leaks that could potentially cause thousands of dollars in damage. Roof coatings are also superior because they adhere to the roof as they are applied, and the epoxy used is a special emulsion mixed specifically for the type of roofing material it’s being applied to. This insures a proper adhesion every time, and means there is less likelihood for potential leaks or moisture making its way between the layers of roofing materials. The seamless fluid applied reflective Elastomeric Roof Coating Systems also lasts longer than typical roofing materials. Roof coatings help regulate the temperature of the building a cut down on thermal expansion tremendously. This prevents distorted or loosened materials, especially on metal roofs.

Energy efficient and reflective

The reflective properties of an Elastomeric Roof Coating System are tremendous, and can reduce the surface temperature of a roof up to 90 degrees! This can dramatically bring down the temperature inside the building saving you money on cooling costs in the summer. The best acrylic and silicone roof coating systems are Energy Star Rated.

More sustainable- no roof tear-off and less waste

Reflective Elastomeric Roof Coatings are the most sustainable roofing material available. With Elastomeric Coatings the existing roofing material does not need to be removed, drastically reducing the amount of waste thrown into landfills. Since they are so reflective the best coating systems are Energy Star Rated and will help increase the overall efficiency of the building. This will not only save you money but will also help cut greenhouse gas emissions. So you’ll be doing your part in the global effort against climate change.

Prolongs the service life of your existing roof

Since Elastomeric Roof Coatings drastically reduce the solar gain of a roof and because they can easily and inexpensively be maintained, they last so much longer than roofs with typical roofing materials. Every 10 years a new fresh top coating can be applied to add another 10 years of life of the roof. This ensures that an Elastomeric Roof Coating will be the last roof you ever install!5

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  • Reading this article has helped me to understand what the benefits are of roof coatings. I really like how you said that “Every 10 years a new fresh top coating can be applied to add another 10 years of life of the roof.” I have never used roof coating services before but I can imagine how helpful it can be when it comes to extending the life of your roof since it helps to protect your roof.

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