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ROOF COATINGS – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the difference between a 100% silicone and a siliconized roof coating?
A siliconized roof coating will have a percentage of silicone in the bucket of roof coating to provide some benefits of silicone without the risk of a 100% silicone roof coating. 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. In the event that a 100% silicon roof coating required repair, the area in question would need to be removed first.
Siliconized products similar to product 6000-S and product 353, 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.
Should I only coat an older roof?
You might assume that a brand-new roof doesn’t need to be coated. In fact, it’s actually best to coat your roof as soon as you begin to question if it is time to apply a layer of protection to your current roof so you can be sure to preserve it. If your primary concern is with energy savings, you can add a roof coating at any point and enjoy the benefits instantly.
How long does a roof coating usually last?
The answer will differ depending on the type of coating you purchase and the condition of your roof. In most cases, you can expect a roof coating to last for at least a decade. Be sure to ask your roofing contractor to provide you with as much information as possible about how to properly care for your roof coating.
Can roof coatings affect the value of my home?
Surprising as it may sound, the answer is yes. By protecting your roof from damage and keeping it strong and sturdy, a high-quality roof coating can also help to protect the value of your home from declining. Having a solid roof coating in place is a great selling point if you’re thinking of putting your home on the market at any point in the near-future. If you want to protect your home’s value, then you may want to invest in a roof coating from Tucson Rubberized Coatings.
Do roof coatings affect my home’s energy efficiency?
Roof coatings lower the amount of heat that your building absorbs, relieving you of the need to constantly run your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable. As such, having a roof coating can help you lower your carbon footprint and make your household more eco-friendly. If you’re concerned about how your energy usage is affecting the environment, you may want to consider a reflective coating.
Why should I purchase a roof coating?
A roof coating has a number of significant benefits for your property. First and foremost, roof coatings help to extend the life of your roof. While most roofs are built to last, having a coating will help to preserve your roof. It will also reduce the likelihood that you will need to restore or replace it. Furthermore, the right roof coating will reflect sunlight, lowering energy bills and benefiting our environment. Coating and sealing a roof now can help to spare you from a much more expensive issue later.
How do I know if my roof can be coated?
In fact, nearly any type of roof can receive a coating. However, not all coatings are suitable for every type of roof. Before buying a coating, talk to a roofing contractor about what style of coating would be best for your home. For example, an elastomeric roof coating is not suitable for a tile roofing system. Furthermore, there are many different types of coatings that are manufactured for many different substrates. It’s important that a building owner knows exactly what coating will best protect their roof.
What can a coating protect my roof from?
Your roof can be damaged by any number of things. Common issues include UV sunlight, moisture, mold, nesting insects, and long-term exposure to rain and wind. All roofing systems will eventually begin to show their age. When applied properly, however, a roof coating will effectively protect your roof from damage, so it can continue to serve you and your home for many years to come.