Q: What is the most cost effective way to restore my commercial flat roof?
A: The most cost effective way to restore a roof is to install a commercial Roof Coating Restoration system. During this process, all damage is repaired, leaks are sealed and a silicone coating is applied.
This process negates the need for the tear-off of the old roof, saving thousands of dollars on labor and disposal costs.
Q: Why shouldn’t I use a less expensive acrylic coating?
A: Acrylic roof coatings are water based products and have a very short life cycle. They are prone to chalking and hazing and their adhesion will degrade over time. Silicone coatings do not chalk off or lose adhesion over time, so they are a much more effective solution.
Q: What types of substrates can you restore with silicone roof coating restoration?
A: Silicone Roof Coating Restoration systems can be applied over concrete, modified bitumen, single-ply, metal roof panel, and smooth BUR.
Q: Is silicone a green alternative?
A: An RCR commercial roofing system is one of the greenest alternatives available:
- Eliminates landfill waste
- Lower toxic emissions during installation
- Reduces energy costs by reflecting sunlight and radiant heat – keeping the roof surface cooler
- Contributes toward LEED credits
- Energy Star rated
Q: How will silicone handle harsh weather?
A: Silicone is durable in extreme weather conditions and moderate ponding water. There is no lift-off in high winds since the silicone roof coating adheres to the roof surface.
Q: What needs to be done to prepare for an RCR roofing system?
A: Progressive’s proprietary formulation eliminates the use of primers, in most instances. The contractor will inspect the roof for any damage, repair the membrane & seam deviations, power-wash the roof surface and then apply the silicone roof coating.
Q: Are there limitations of when to install an RCR roofing system?
A: You can install a Roof Coating Restoration system from early spring through late fall. But, silicone coatings should not be installed when there is ice, frost, or surface moisture.
Q. Why is a silicone coating more expensive than other coatings?
A: Because of the superior properties of Progressive Material’s commercial roof coatings the initial cost may be higher than other coatings. But, your installation cost is much lower, as there is typically no tear-off needed. In addition, long-term savings are achieved with lower maintenance costs and a significantly longer roof system life span.
Q: What is the warranty period?
A: The Progressive Materials, LLC Roof Coating Restoration system is backed by a warranty up to 20 years.