Elastomeric roof coatings are an attractive roofing option for many reasons, such as:
It’s more cost-effective than completely tearing off your existing roof
The white color will add reflectivity which will lower energy costs
It’s a fast installation
It seals leaks and makes your roof a monolithic layer of waterproofing
It provides the building owner a new 10-20-year warranty
It’s considered maintenance and/or repair and doesn’t count as another roofing layer
A building can only have two roofs installed per building codes.
When should a building owner consider installing an elastomeric roof coating?
The best time to install an elastomeric coating over your existing roof is before your roof begins having significant performance issues. By issues we mean small leaks, flashings showing signs of wear and tear or your rubber seams are beginning to loose
A prime example would be a rubber roof which had a 10-year warranty. Once the warranty runs out and its year 11, chances are that rubber roof is still in really good shape.
This would be a great time to install a coating because there’s probably very little, if any, moisture under the seams, and a roofing contractor can simply clean the roof, treat the seams and then install coating over the field of the roof.
By eliminating the need to remove any saturated areas of the roof, the cost of the project will be a lot lower than a few years from now when the roof is in worse condition.
Once you know the kind of roof coating you need for your application, you’ll want to find a brand or manufacturer that supplies quality roof coatings that provide your desired results. Our Expandothane is another product we recommend produced by Dow Chemical offers high corrosion resistance, hail resistance, excellent physical properties, and waterproofs your roof. Contact the experienced team at Superior Seamless Roofing if you are considering waterproofing your roof. We’ll make honest recommendations that fit your buildings needs.