Of course, one of the first things people consider when it comes time to restore a commercial roof is the cost. Using a silicone liner is a great option for saving a significant amount of money, as material and installation costs tend to be lower than most other roofing options.
Consider all the various elements your roof has to endure over the course of a year, from rain and other inclement weather to debris falling onto the roof, it has a lot to endure. One of the best benefits of a silicone coating is that it provides solid roof protection against all kinds of environmental conditions.
Also, you need to consider the amount of sunlight the roof receives. Many types of materials will break down due to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. The roof will need to be replaced if the building is in a place like Atlanta, where the sun shines most of the year.
Silicone roofing is also a way to save on energy costs. As mentioned above, silicone can resist UV rays from the sun. In fact, when you have a silicone roofing system, you will prevent 98% of the sun's energy from passing through the roof.
When silicone roofing applications are used, they may qualify as roofing maintenance for the IRS. This means that the entire cost of applying the silicone coating can be deducted from your taxes for the year and you can deduct it all at once.
Many of the major silicone liner manufacturers, such as Firestone Building Products, provide a 20-year warranty on their products. While these are durable and long-lasting roofing systems, knowing that there is a 20-year warranty that covers the sheathing will give you added peace of mind.