WHAT IS THE BEST FEATURE OF SILICONE?
There are many types of roof coatings that can get the job done, and most of them can actually get the job done pretty well. But if you are looking for the longest lasting, highest performing roof coating, then silicone is your best bet. Out of all the benefits, what is the best thing about silicone? It is hard to say which of the many benefits is the best. But out of all the benefits that come with silicone coating, here are a few that we believe are the candidates to be called the best benefit.
Do you find that your building gets hotter during the summer and cooler during the winter? If yes, then you’re like every other building owner. One way to combat this common roof problem is to install a silicone roof coating and capitalize on its reflectivity. The roof coating, once installed, will reflect up to 87% of the sun’s rays back into the atmosphere, which keeps your building cooler during those hot summer months. A reflective coating won’t do much for you in the winter, but it’s a huge benefit in the summer.
Ponding Water Resistance
Does your roof ever have ponding water after a storm? Or even worse, does your roof have ponding water on it all the time? This is almost always due to a poor slope on your roof. The best way, and the easiest way, to resolve this issue is installing silicone coating. Silicone coating outperforms all other coatings that claim to resist ponding water. Acrylic coating manufacturers claim that their coatings can resist ponding water, when in reality, if acrylics are exposed to ponding water they will begin to deteriorate and peel up within a year or two. That’s just a waste of time and money! However, if you install a silicone coating on a roof that experience ponding water, you will find that it can resist the water indefinitely with no problem.
Another great benefit of silicone coating is the seamless application. With no seams there are fewer chances of leaks! By eliminating the seams on the roof of your building it will help prevent the majority of leaks that could occur. Seams can tear apart on your roof creating for a better chance of leaks, they can lose heat during the winter and also let heat in during the summer. Seams also need fasteners, introducing another potential point of failure for the roof. Seams it also takes more time to install, and require that more repairs after the roof has been installed. Eliminating seams with a silicone roof coating is a game changer for many building owners.
The installation of silicone coating is far easier than any other coating system. With silicone, it can be applied directly on the existing roof with only a little prep work before hand. Unlike most coatings, silicone can be applied with only one coat, which saves you on material and money. Silicone also rarely needs a primer to enhance adhesion, which, again, saves on material costs time to install. Silicone coating takes less time than any other coating system, and it lasts longer than most coatings all while using less material that could be potentially damaging to the environment; what a no-brainer.
Silicone roof coatings have many significant benefits to them, and sometimes it is difficult to tell which benefit is the most significant. Above are a few strong candidates for that title. Give us a call if you’d like to learn more about silicone roof coatings.