WHY PUT A RUBBER ROOF COATING ON YOUR ROOF?
Rubber roof coatings are almost always used in retrofit applications. While they can provide some benefits in new construction, they are really engineered to be used as a roof restoration product. Rubber roof coatings are most effective when you take an aged roof and restore it. But if that is true, then what are the benefits of a rubber roof coating? Why should you use one on your building? Aside from the general benefits of roof coatings we have covered in other blogs, there are a few more benefits you receive with a rubber roof coating that you may not get from a coating that doesn’t remain flexible.
Other coatings become stiff and can crack if your building moves at all. A rubber roof coating will remain flexible, and can therefore move and stretch when your building inevitable moves and flexes. Changes in temperature, wind, atmospheric pressures (interior and exterior), foot traffic, and new rooftop equipment can all cause your roof to move. A rigid roof coating will often crack and allow water to enter your building. A rubber roof coating will remain flexible and will not create leaks.
Rubber roof coatings are far easier to repair than traditional roofing systems, as you really only need a tube of caulk. A rag to clean the surface is also helpful, but other than that you don’t need much. Simply wipe the surface down and apply a bead of caulk. Smoothen with your finger or putty knife and your repair is done. Compare that with a traditional roofing system that requires tear-off, matching materials, and patching. You have a much more repairable system with a rubber roof coating.
Finally, when you install a rubber roof coating, you get the added benefit of being able to recoat it later. You never have to tear your roof off as long as your building remains structurally sound. Simply install a new layer of your rubber roof coating and you’ve got 10-20 more years of a good roof on your building. This saves you major time and money.
Installing a rubber roof coating on your roof carries many benefits for many years to come. It keeps leaks out, reduces your workload, and extends the life of your roof. If you’d like to learn more about installing a rubber roof coating on your roof, contact us today.