Guide to Applying Elastomeric Roof Coating for Maintenance

Elastomeric roof coatings offer unrivaled protection against the elements, but their versatility is one of their most valuable benefits. These coatings can be applied to different roofs, making them perfect for home or business owners. Elastomeric coatings not only protect your roof for many years, but they are also low maintenance. However, in this article, we’ll learn about the process and the benefits of elastomeric roof coatings to ensure that an elastomeric coating is installed correctly.

What Are Elastomeric Roof Coatings?

Elastomeric roof coatings are a coating applied to roofs to protect them from the elements. These coatings are made of rubber or latex and are designed to be flexible, allowing them to expand and contract with the roof as it moves. Moreover, this flexibility makes elastomeric coatings ideal for protecting roofs from the elements, as they can withstand significant temperature changes and movement without cracking or breaking.

Guide to Installing Elastomeric Coatings:

Remove Debris

One of the most critical steps in installing elastomeric coatings is to ensure that your roof is clean of debris. This can be a relatively simple or complex task depending on your roof type. You can either use a vacuum, power broom, or a scraping method to do this. No matter what type of roof you have, taking the time to prep your surface will ensure a better final product.

Use a Power Washer

Before enjoying the benefits of elastomeric coatings, you need to ensure your roof is clean. This is especially important for flat and metal roofs, which can be more susceptible to leaks. The best way to clean your roof is with a power washer, which will remove all the dirt, debris, and moss that can accumulate over time. Once your roof is clean, you can apply a silicone coating to help prevent leaks and extend the life of your roof. Elastomeric coatings are a great way to protect your investment, but they must be applied to a clean surface to be effective. However, with some prep work, you can ensure that your elastomeric coatings will last for years.

Repair Cracks and Blisters

Before installing elastomeric coatings, it is vital to repair any cracks or blisters that may be present. These can impact the performance of the coating and may lead to other elastomeric coatings delaminating. Once the repairs are complete, allowing the area to dry completely is vital before continuing with the installation process.

Reinforce Localized Problem Areas

Localized problem areas (such as blistered areas) can be reinforced by embedding T272 polyester reinforcing fabric in an AcryShield base coat. This ensures that the fabric will not degrade over time and provides a high-strength bond between the fabric and the base coat.

Apply the Silicone Roof Coating

After all the preparation, you can now start the process of applying the silicone roof coating. Using a 1/4″ Nap Roller for this task is recommended, but you can also spray it. Again, start at one roof edge and work your way across, evenly distributing the coating. Here’s what the process should look like:
  • Coat the roof evenly with AcryShield using a spray or roller.
  • Give the coating 8 to 24 hours to dry completely.
  • After it has dried, apply a top coat of AcryShield in a crosshatch pattern.
  • Let the second coat dry before allowing anyone onto the roof.

The Rate Per Gallon Per 100 Square Feet

Asphalt / BUR / Mod Bit We will use the ARM (ACRYSHIELD Roof Management System) for the entire roof. It uses 3 gallons of ACRYSHIELD per 100 square feet and needs to be applied evenly in two coats:
  • 1.5 AcryShield A503 base coat per 100 square feet
  • 1.5 AcryShield A400 top coat per 100 square feet
EPDM / PVC / TPO The ARM system will be applied to the entire roof, consisting of a minimum of 24 dry mils of AcryShield coating or approximately 3 gallons per 100 square feet. The following breakdown is for 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet:
  • AcryShield A502 base coat – 1 gallon
  • AcryShield A500 top coat- ½ gallon
Hypalon The ARM System will be applied to the entire roof, which includes a minimum of 20 dry mils of AcryShield coating or 3 gallons per 100 square feet. This process consists of two coats:
  • AcryShield A502 base coat – 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet
  • AcryShield A500 top coat – 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet
Metal The roof will have the ARM System, which includes 24 dry mils of ACRYSHIELD coating or 3 gallons per 100 square feet. This project requires the following:
  • AcryShield A510 base coat – 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet
  • AcryShield A400/A510 top coat – 1.5 gallons per 100 Square feet

Why Are Elastomeric Roof Coatings Great for Maintenance?

Elastomeric coatings are a type of paint that is becoming increasingly popular for commercial and residential buildings. Here are four reasons why elastomeric coatings are excellent for building maintenance:

Energy Efficiency

One, elastomeric coatings can help improve energy efficiency. They provide an additional layer of insulation, which can help keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer.

Resistant to Standing Water

Two, elastomeric coatings are very resistant to standing water. This is important because standing water can cause many problems, including mold and mildew growth.

Impact Resistance

Three, elastomeric coatings are very impact resistant. This helps to protect the underlying structure from damage caused by wind, hail, and other types of weather-related impacts.


Four, elastomeric coatings are highly durable. They can last for many years with minimal maintenance required. This makes them an excellent option for any building that wants to reduce its long-term maintenance costs. For all these reasons, elastomeric coatings are an excellent choice for any home or business owner looking for a low-maintenance way to protect their property.

Professional Quality You Can’t Replicate

At Tucson Rubberized Coatings, we offer a variety of elastomeric roof coatings that can provide your home or business with lasting protection from the elements. Our products are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and protect against UV damage, making them an ideal choice for homes and businesses in Tucson. Our coatings also have a high reflectivity rating, which can help keep your building cooler in the summer. If you’re looking for a reliable and durable roof coating, Tucson Rubberized Coatings is a perfect choice. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how we can help you protect your investment.