There are many benefits associated with a silicone roofing system. The system is still relatively new in the roofing industry, and as such there are many people who have never heard of it or have heard incorrect things about it. Despite what you may have heard, silicone roofing is a great roofing system, read on for some of the benefits associated with it.
Silicone Roofing Withstands Ponding Water
Because silicone coatings are not water-based like other coatings, they absorb no moisture once cured. If a coating is water-based as acrylic and many other roof coatings are, they will absorb water and fail to resist ponding water. There is not a coating on the market that can withstand ponding water like silicone can.
Silicone Coatings Won’t Chalk Off Over Time
Silicone roofing systems utilize silicone coatings that are non-sacrificial, which means they don’t slowly shed as the years go by. This is what allows us to provide warranties on our silicone up to 15 years. If applied correctly, silicone roofing is one of the longest lasting, headache-free roofing systems available.
Reinforcing Fabric is Only Needed On Trouble Spots
Many non-silicone roof coatings require reinforcing fabric to be laid down on the entire roof surface. This is not the case with silicone roofing, as it flexes with the surface and is very durable without the use of fabric. While it is always a good idea to check for exceptionally large seems or joints and consider applying reinforcing fabric to these areas, it is not required on the entire surface. This is a huge money saver through reduction in labor and materials.
Silicone Roofing Requires Less Material
As mentioned above, less reinforcing fabric is needed for a silicone roofing project than most other coatings. You also use less coating overall; acrylic projects require about twice as much material as a silicone roofing project. This means lower labor costs and less waste.
If you are interested in a silicone roofing project, please contact us or check out our RCR information right here.