IS YOUR ROOF A GOOD FIT FOR SILICONE ROOF COATINGS?
Many people hear about our system and how it can be applied directly to a roof surface and extend the life of the roof 10-20 years, and they want to start talking about buying roof coatings. They hear about the waterproofing effects of our coating, the way it helps keep your building cool, and the way it reduces the impact a building has on the environment, and it sounds too good to be true. For most building owners, our product is a great opportunity for them and their building. But for others, our product isn’t a good fit and can’t be used on their roof. Read on to see three main reasons why our product may not be a great fit for a certain building.
Is Your Roof Capable of Supporting a Silicone Coating Restoration?
When we apply our coating, it adheres directly to the roof surface on which it is sprayed. This is a huge advantage of our material, but if a roof system isn’t strong enough or is “too far gone” in terms of its structural life, our coating cannot be applied. While silicone roof coatings do add waterproofing properties, they cannot make a weak building stronger. If your building is in poor structural condition and you want to strengthen your roof, silicone coatings are not the solution for you.
For this reason, you need to know some basic information about your roof to see if it is a good fit for silicone coatings prior to buying roof coatings.
Is Your Environment a Good Fit for Silicone Coatings?
What many people also don’t realize about silicone coatings is that they require moisture in the air to cure. They thrive in regions with moderate to high humidity because they can easily pull moisture out of the air and can cure very quickly. However, in more dry regions where there is very little moisture in the air, silicone coatings can lose their quick-curing attributes that make them so attractive. If you are unsure of the humidity in your region and whether or not your area is a good fit, you can call to talk to a salesman.
There are also other environmental factors that you should consider when installing silicone roof coatings. These factors may not impact whether or not you can install silicone roof coatings on your building, but they may impact the performance and life of your silicone coatings.
Is Your Budget Fit for Buying Roof Coatings?
Silicone roof coatings are an expensive roof coating option when compared to a coating such as acrylic. They are the “Cadillac” of the roof coating market. They cost more for the material, but they outperform all other coatings, and the overall project cost is usually less than that for acrylic or other coatings. Buying roof coatings is often an expensive per-gallon decision if you go with silicone, but it’s less expensive than traditional roofing and silicone ends up being less expensive than other coatings in the long run. Their waterproofing performance is second-to-none, their life expectancy is the longest of any roof coating, and they can be installed more quickly than other coatings which can actually save money.
The benefits of silicone roof coatings are numerous, but there is a price to pay for those benefits that some building owners simply cannot afford. If you’d like pricing on our coatings, you can check our retail prices in our online store or call and talk to your salesman about volume pricing that could save you money and make silicone roof coatings a legitimate option for your building.