As seen in our last installment, “Ease of Installation“, silicone roofing systems are becoming more and more common due to their benefits during the installation period. The benefits don’t stop here, however. The post-installation benefits are just as important and leave business owners happy for decades to come! Below are our top three post-installation benefits:
- Arguably the most commonly known benefits of silicone roofing are its durability and waterproofing capabilities. When installed properly, silicone roof coatings can withstand water for up to 20 years – sometimes longer! Not only that, but silicone resists ponding water, preventing leaks into your building. This waterproofing makes silicone a prime coating for many roofing systems.
- Often times, silicone’s most alluring benefit to building owners is its cost savings. If you know anything about Progressive Materials’ silicone roof coatings, you know we tout that roof restoration is roughly half the cost of a roof replacement. “How”, you ask? It’s pretty simple. Eliminating roof tear off eliminates roughly half the time of a roof restoration. This eliminates roughly half of the crew necessary for a roof restoration. This cuts the bill in half… roughly…
- The “unsung hero” of silicone roofing systems is the fact that it is seamless. The fact that silicone is sprayed or rolled on as opposed to being hammered, screwed, or glued together makes maintenance on our roofing systems almost nonexistent. Our roof coatings spray or roll on smooth and, with our available 20-year warranty, are guaranteed to last for decades, eliminating maintenance headaches/costs.
These three post-installation benefits are commonly heralded as the main reasons silicone roof coatings are becoming more and more prevalent, but the benefits don’t stop here. If you would like to see even more benefits of silicone roof systems take a look at our informational sheets Silicone Basics 101 and Silicone Basics 102.
Be sure to check in next week as we delve into our third topic of this series, “Recoating”.