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The Various Roof Coatings You Can Apply To A Flat Roof

Do you have a flat roof that is in need of a new protective coating? You'll definitely want to know what your options are when it comes to roof coatings.

Acrylic Coatings 

An acrylic roof coating is popular because it is very energy efficient when it comes to reflecting the light from the sun, which keeps the roof at a lower temperature. It is also weather resistant, so there will be a strong barrier that gives a longer lifespan to your roof. The coating itself is going to be cost-effective as well due to how easy it is to apply, so you'll have to pay for fewer labor hours to have it professionally installed.

Silicone Coatings

Homeowners may select a silicone coating because of how well it resists the various weather conditions that can impact the roof. There is also minimal maintenance when you have a silicone roof coating, which can help prolong the life of the material and prevent the need for premature replacement. Silicone is also a very flexible material, which makes it great for a roof that sees various temperature changes throughout the year with hot and cold weather.

Rubber Coatings

A rubber roof coating is made out of recycled material that is applied to the roof in a thin layer. One of the biggest advantages, when compared to the other materials, is longevity. The rubber material will simply take a longer amount of time to wear down, which gives it one of the longest life spans of all your potential roof coating materials. The rubber roof coating also creates a seamless barrier on top of your roof, which gives it even greater protection from leaks where water can get inside your building and cause some damage.

Elastomeric Coatings

While an elastomeric roof coating can easily stretch across a roof's surface, that is not the only big advantage that it can provide. Elastomeric material is also highly reflective, which will make your building feel cooler in the summer due to all those rays from the sun reflecting off the surface.

Asphalt Coatings

Asphalt coatings are made with a combination of asphalt and solvents, so the material is not made completely out of asphalt. Since the material itself is about as durable as asphalt shingles themselves, it will be best to apply an asphalt coating soon after having an asphalt roof installed to maximize the use you get out of it.

To learn more, contact a company like Allcon Roofing.