Frequently Asked Roof Coating Questions
Silicone does a remarkable job at repelling water. Thus, it makes sense to apply silicone to a roof to prevent damage caused by water. There are few coatings that provide the same long-term protection that 100% silicone roof coatings do. The issue with 100% silicone coatings is that they provide a surface that is difficult for anything to adhere to. If a 100% silicone roof coating requires repair, the area in question would need to be removed first. A siliconized roof coating will have a percentage of silicone to provide some benefits of silicone roof coating without the potential risks.
Siliconized products, such as Product 6000-S and Product 353—both manufactured by Tucson Rubberized Coatings—can be repaired with other elastomeric materials in the future as long as the roof coating contains less than 10% silicone. Furthermore, siliconized coatings protect a roof against water while still providing the benefit of affordable repairs if an issue arises. Lastly, 100% silicone roof coatings are often double the cost of siliconized roof coatings.