If you’re in the market for a new roof or if your old roof is showing signs of wear and tear, you may consider elastomeric roof coating as an option. Elastomeric coatings are becoming increasingly popular due to their many benefits, including durability, weather resistance, and low maintenance.
This blog post will discuss what you need to know before applying elastomeric roof coating. We’ll also provide tips on getting the best results from your coating.
How to Apply Elastomeric Roof Coatings
Step 1: Clean
Elastomeric coating is a popular choice for flat roofs and metal roofs. It is a seamless, waterproof membrane that can extend the life of your roof and protect it from ponding water, UV rays, and extreme temperatures. However, before applying an elastomeric coating, you must clean the roof surface to remove any dirt, debris, or moss.
Cleaning the surface will ensure that the elastomeric coating adheres properly and creates a tight seal. You can use a power washer or a soft-bristle brush to remove any build-up on the roof.
Once the surface is clean, you can apply the elastomeric coating according to the manufacturer’s instructions. With proper preparation, an elastomeric coating can provide an effective barrier against the elements and help prolong your roof’s life.
Step 2: Repair
Elastomeric coating is highly flexible, which helps it to resist cracking and peeling. Before applying an elastomeric coating, it is essential to repair any cracks or holes in the roof using a sealant. This will ensure that the coating adheres properly and does not allow water to seep.
In addition, other elastomeric coatings should be removed before applying a new coating layer. Silicone-based coatings are tough to remove, so it is essential to consult a professional if you are unsure how to do this.
Finally, it is best to apply the silicone roof coating in the spring or fall months, as the extreme temperatures in the summer and winter can cause the coating to fail.
Step 3: Apply
Applying a silicone roof coating is a great way to extend the life of your roof and prevent leaks. Silicone coatings are highly resistant to UV light, impact, and extreme temperatures, making them ideal for protecting roofs from the elements.
When applying silicone roof coatings, it’s essential to use a brush, roller, or sprayer designed explicitly for the product. This will ensure that the coating is evenly applied and that there are no missed areas.
Here are what you need to remember:
- First, evenly spread a base coat of AcryShield across the entire roof using either a sprayer or roller.
- For best results, allow the coating to dry for 8-24 hours.
- Lastly, put on a top coat of AcryShield using a crosshatch pattern.
Step 4: Dry
Silicone coatings are durable and resistant to sunlight, making them ideal for use on outdoor surfaces. However, allowing the silicone coating to dry completely before walking on it or allowing pets onto it is essential.
If the silicone coating is not given enough time to dry, it may not adhere properly to the surface and could start to peel off. Allowing the silicone coating to dry completely before using the surface will help ensure that it lasts many years.
Silicone Roof coating Rate per Gallon per 100 Square Feet
Asphalt / BUR / Mod Bit
ARM, the ACRYSHIELD Roof Management System, will be applied to the roof. This system consists of 3 gallons per 100 square feet of ACRYSHIELD, evenly dispersed in two coats.
Below are the specifications:
- AcryShield A503 base coat – 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet
- AcryShield A400 top coat – 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet
EPDM / PVC / TPO
The entire roof will use the ARM System, consisting of a minimum of 24 dry mils (or approximately 3 gallons) per 100 square feet.
- AcryShield A502 base coat – 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet
- A500 topcoat – 1.5 gallon per 100 square feet
The entire roof will be given the ARM System, which has a minimum of 20 dry mils of ACRYSHIELD coating or 3 gallons for 100 square feet.
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- AcryShield A502 base coat 1.5 gallons / 100 sq ft
- AcryShield A500 top coat – 1.5 gallons / 100 sq ft
The entire roof will be coated with the ARM System, consisting of 24 dry mils of AcryShield coating or 3 gallons per 100 square feet.
This will include the following:
- Acrylic A510 base coat – 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet
- Acrylic A400/A510 top coat – 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet
The Benefits of Elastomeric Coatings
Durable and Long Lasting
Elastomeric coatings are a protective coating often used on commercial and industrial buildings. Unlike traditional paint, these coatings are highly elastic and impact resistant, making them ideal for areas that are subject to wear and tear.
In addition, elastomeric coatings provide excellent protection against weather damage, UV radiation, and chemical corrosion. As a result, they can help to extend the life of a building by years or even decades.
While elastomeric coatings are more expensive than traditional paint, they are well worth the investment for any business or property owner who wants to protect their investment.
Protection From the Elements
Elastomeric coatings are a type of protective coating often used on homes. The word “elastomeric” refers to the fact that these coatings can stretch and return to their original shape. This makes them ideal for protecting surfaces from impact damage.
In addition, elastomeric coatings are also resistant to standing water and UV radiation. This makes them a good choice for protecting your home from the elements, especially during winter. When applied correctly, elastomeric coatings can provide many years of protection for your home.
Elastomeric coatings are becoming increasingly popular due to their energy efficiency. These coatings help reflect sunlight and heat, keeping the building cooler in the summer and reducing the energy needed to cool the space.
In the winter, elastomeric coatings help insulate the building, keeping heat from escaping and reducing the energy needed to heat the space. The result is lower energy costs and smaller energy bills.
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