SILICONE ROOF COATINGS INSTALLATION IS THE EASIEST OF ALL ROOFING SYSTEMS INSTALLATION PROCESSES
If you need to replace your commercial flat roof, don’t. Don’t waste time and money tearing out your old system, taking the scrap to the dump, and then installing a completely new roofing system. Instead, install a silicone roof coating over top of your current roofing system. It will save you time, money, headache, downtime in your facility, and the roof will be completely leak-free after you apply the coating.
Silicone Roof Coatings Installation Process
Silicone roof coatings installation is an extremely simple process, it typically requires only three steps to complete. 1) Clean off the roof surface with a power washer and a broom to remove debris. 2) Prep joints, flashings, protrusions and fasteners with silicone caulk or flashing grade material. 3) Apply silicone coating to the field of the roof with either a sprayer or a roller. If you want to add a fourth step to the silicone roof coatings installation process, you could also add 4) Wait 24 hours for coating to dry. Once those four steps are complete, your job is done. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Silicone Roof Coatings Installation Details
So how exactly should you go about installing a silicone roof coating? First, you will need to decide if you are using a sprayer or a roller. If you are spray applying, you should use airless spray equipment, meaning you’ll need a pump. You’ll want a sprayer with a reversible tip for cleaning.
Once you have your equipment prepped, start prepping the seams of the roof surface by spraying some extra coating over any seams. Then, coat the field of the roof. You should work from one corner down the edge to the other, and then turn around and follow the same pattern back to the other end. Ensure you have a way to exit the roof after completion without walking through your wet coating.
If your silicone roof coatings installation will be performed with a roller, ensure you use a medium nap roller. Follow the same pattern of prepping the seams with an extra layer of coating, and then systematically coat the field.
Once you have coated the field of the roof, exit without walking on your fresh coating of silicone, and then wait 24 hours. After 24 hours, get back on the roof and inspect your work. You may need to add additional coating to any areas that did not receive enough the day before. Any subsequent repairs of the roofing system should be made with silicone as well.
As a reminder, always keep safety as your first priority when working on the roof. Don’t forget to check your equipment and be aware of your surroundings.