Roof coatings are increasingly being used and discussed as a means to preserve and prolong the useful life of existing roofs. The continued rapid expansion of the roof coating market is due to a number of factors. If you are based in McAllen, TX, and need more information, then look no further than Top Roof Contractors. Get in touch with us now at (800) 795-4029.
Roof Coatings vs. Paint
Most of us can see why “painting” would be used to describe the process of applying a liquid with a brush, roller, or spray. Of course, we’ve either painted or paid someone else to paint the interior and exterior of our homes at some point. Because of this association, when we see a roof treated with a liquid, we automatically think it’s being “painted.” In contrast, roof “coating” refers to the use and application of a roof coating.
What is the big deal?
For one thing, roof coating and paint aren’t interchangeable terms because they serve different functions. Paints, in contrast to coatings, typically have lower solids content, are less viscous, and are used on rigid surfaces.
In contrast, roof coatings have a higher solids content and are made with high-performance binders. They are designed to work and shield low-slope roofs from the damaging effects of weather and harsh environmental conditions like sunlight, rain, and high winds. All 365 days of the year, roof coatings are subjected to the sun, rain, snow, and wind. Most of the time, these coatings are used on materials that are flexible, move, and go through hundreds of thermal cycles every day. These materials include modified asphalt, thermoplastic, and thermoset membranes, and metal.
The coating’s high-quality elastomeric resins and additives are formulated to stick to the substrates for years of protection and service. Coatings made with these resins and modifiers can expand and contract with the roof without breaking or peeling.
If you are based in McAllen, TX, and need more information, then look no further than Top Roof Contractors. Get in touch with us now at (800) 795-4029.