EASE, REFLECTIVITY, AND WATERPROOFING ARE A FEW BENEFITS OF RECOATING
Recoating with silicone is as easy as 1, 2, 3. First, the roof needs to be inspected to make sure there is no serious damage to the roof. Once the roof has been inspected and repaired properly, you can power wash the old roof, let it dry, and spray on the new silicone coating! This process is quicker, easier, less expensive, and longer lasting than other coatings. Making the installation process quicker by recoating allows for lower labor pay, and prevents leaks from entering your building. Not only is installation easier with silicone, the repairs that may need to be done are also easier. You need a tube of caulking, a razor blade, and a rag. The repair process shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes of your time. After recoating you will have a new roof that will last up to 20 years and have a brand new warranty along with it.
Worth the Money
Although silicone coatings may be a bit more expensive, there are many more benefits that outweigh the potential higher costs. Unlike the cheaper coatings, silicone can be applied in one coat and there is no need for primer or any additional coats. One of the greatest benefits of recoating is that only one coat is needed for the recoat process when using silicone because of the higher solids content. Unlike acrylic or cheaper coatings, silicone gives you an effective and promising roof when cured, not a roof that you have to wonder about. Another one of the biggest benefits of recoating is that each layer can withstand ponding water that may erode a cheaper coating.
Reduce Energy Expenses
A great benefit to recoating an old roof is the energy savings that come with it. Recoating a roof with silicone allows a reflective coating to be added, which then allows the UV rays to bounce back into the atmosphere. Instead of the roof absorbing the heat on hot summer days, this reflectivity keeps the building at a cooler temperature, allowing the occupants to stay more comfortable. White silicone coating is highly reflective and can reflect up to 87% of the UV rays. Many states recognize the benefits of reflective roofs, and therefore offer rebates and tax incentives to those who have them installed on their building.
Using silicone roof coatings to make your roof waterproof, improve energy efficiency, and get a new warranty, all for a lower price tag than a new roof, is an excellent testament to why silicone roof coatings are the most effective use of your money in the roofing industry.