WHAT ARE THE KEYS TO COMMERCIAL ROOF COATINGS INSTALLATION?
Commercial roof coatings installation is the easiest roofing process on the planet. Nothing else is as fast, as efficient, requires as little labor, or has a smaller impact on the building than commercial roof coatings. With all that being said, commercial roof coatings still take a few steps that are important to know to truly understand the process.
Inspect the Roof
Before you purchase coating or decide for sure that you will utilize commercial roof coatings on your roof, it’s important that your roof be inspected by a professional to make sure it’s a candidate for a commercial roof coating. This means making sure there are no areas of at least 100 square feet with ½ an inch of water of the roof 24 hours after rainfall. If there is standing water, you’ll need to make repairs to the roof before installing a commercial roof coating.
Also included in the inspection step is an adhesion test. It’s crucial to verify that the coating you are considering using will adhere to your roof system. If you are interested in a silicone roof coating from us, we have those available for sale here.
After inspecting the roof and ensuring it is a good fit for a commercial roof coating, any necessary repairs should be made. This means repairing bad sheet metal, fixing the seal around protrusions, removing wet insulation from previous leaks, and anything else you may notice. This should all be done before the coating is installed because if possible, you don’t want to disturb the coating after installation.
Power-wash the Roof
After making repairs, the roof will need to be cleared of any dirt, grease, or other substances that could keep the coating from adhering to the roof properly. A good power-washing will clear the roof of almost all foreign substances, and any that remain can be cleaned off with a brush or stiff-bristled broom.
Install the Coating
Now for the fun part. After inspecting, repairing, and cleaning the roof, you can install your commercial roof coating. In some cases, you will need to install a primer first, but that is fairly rare so it’s not included as a separate step. Most coatings can be spray or roll-applied, and go on in a single coat.
It is generally best to start in the opposite corner of the roof access point, and then work backwards towards the roof access point.
Installing a commercial roof coating is one of the easiest roofing jobs available. If you want a contractor to see if your roof is a good candidate for a roof coating, give us a call and we’ll get you in touch with one of our certified applicators.