Various Roof coating systems
Pictured above is a GACO Silicone Roofing System.
information on roof coatings
Did you know... that the entire roof coating industry was established because the roofing experts asked the question, "How can we extent the life of an existing roof?"
And vola! The start of a new roof coating industries. Roof coatings will extend the life of your existing roof system and save you some money from extra labor costs. Not needing to tear off your existing roofing system will save you labor time and disposal of material costs. You will be doing your share to help protect the environment. One less expired roofing materials in our land fills.
Various types of roof coatings
There are two types of roof coatings available. Water based coatings like acrylic and solvent based coatings like silicone and urethanes.
Acrylic coatings come in white and have reflective properties. It has the same properties as plexiglas and have been engineered for roofing applications. These roof coatings looks like acrylic house paint. Don't be deceived by its looks. The acrylic roof coatings is many times thicker than house paint. Has the ability to expand and contract. It can resist the degradation effects of UV from the sun.
Polyurethane roof coatings comes in two types: aromatic and aliphatic formulations. Urethanes have higher tensile strength than acrylic coatings. The aromatic polyurethane is cheaper than the aliphatic polyurethane coating, but does degrade faster and turns a yellowish color over time.
Silicone roof coatings are the best roof coatings available today.
There are many different products that Home Depot, Lowes, and City Mill carry on roof coatings. They might have silicone roofing products on their selves. Here a tip for you. Alway check the silicone content of a particular product that looks good on your wallet. Most times it is not 100% silicone roof coating. Using 100% silicone coating from Western GACO will yield you a 50 year product warranty against defects. This is the stuff we use for our coating projects big or small.
Pros to Various types of roof coatings
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