Commercial Roof Coatings
What Are Roof Coatings?
A roof coating is a protective layer of a durable waterproof material designed to prevent water from leaking into your business, to reinforce your commercial metal roof against decay, and to insulate your roof for better climate control.
There are several types of roof coatings for commercial roofs. All roof coatings are designed to be water-proof, durable, and element-resisting, but needs vary. Even if you need to replace your roof but cannot do a full replacement at the moment, a good roof coating could extend your roof’s life for a few years at the most.
Which type of roof coating is best for your business? Find out below!
Types of Roof Coatings for Commercial Roofs
Whether you are in the health industry, the service industry, or the restaurant industry, as a business owner, you need a leak-proof roof that will last a long time. Why? Because you want to protect your merchandise and goods from water leaks and mold. You also want to prevent your customers and employees from getting sick from mold or injured (you know, OSHA rules and all).
Acrylic Roof Coatings
Acrylic roof coatings are a liquid plastic water-based coating that seals every inch of your roof. Since it is a thick layer that reflects sunlight, acrylic roof coatings are ideal for roofs where there is high high UV exposure. You can choose any color you want, but generally we recommend white, tan, or light grey since these do not absorb the sun’s heat and make your establishment so hot.
Acrylic roofs are not recommended for heavy amounts of rain or foot traffic.
Silicone Roof Coatings
Silicone roof coatings are very durable, thick water-proof layers of a UV resistant material. Silicone roof coatings are best for regions where it is frequently wet. Business owners who get excessive amounts of water pounded on their roof every day love this option.
Urethane Roof Coatings
Urethane and polyurethane roof coatings are high-abraison, UV resistant coatings. Urethane roof coatings are best for commercial roofs in areas that get a lot of hail (like St. Louis and Illinois) or a lot of foot traffic.
Spray Foam Roof Coatings
Spray foram roof coatings are best for non-flat roofs, although flat roof businesses love this option too! We spray a liquid on your commercial roof and within minutes turns into a foam and begins to expand, sealing every inch.
So spray foam coatings can conform to any type or shape of roof over your business (even irregular, modern, or abstract styles). This option is used for metal roofs, concrete, wood, asphalt, shingles, you name it.
Spray foam roof coatings are considered to be a “green” eco-friendly roofing system. In fact, the spray polyurethane foam roofing system can pay for itself in 7 years with what you will save on utilties! This light-weigh roof coating keeps the temperature inside as stable as possible, regardless of how hot or cold it is outside. This is great for keeping the heat out in the summer and to prevent the warmth from escaping during winter.
Ask The Expert What Type of Roof Coating is Best for You
Request a free roof coating quote with Lee at Superior Commercial Roofing Systems. We’ll stop by to evaluate your roof’s coating needs and do the job right the first time.
‘‘From the initial estimating process, contract construction, tear off, installation, clean up and follow-up, Lee and his crew were conscientious, thorough, and professional. We are extremely happy with the end product and the value for our money. I would use them again and recommend them to others.’’
Dave Robbins - Google Review of our roofing services
‘‘Last fall during heavy rains our roof began leaking into our master bathroom. I tried getting someone out but just the tarp was several hundred dollars and their permanent repair was significantly more than that. I called Lee and he said he would come out the next day and see what he could do. He made the permanent repairs and stopped the leaks and the roof has been fine since then. Lee’s quick response and cost-effective repair were greatly appreciated.’’
Dennis Valentino - Google Review of our roofing services
‘‘Lee's team did a great job with my roof. They were very professional and did the work in the time frame they promised. I heartily recommend them.’’
Barak Cook - Google Review of our roofing services
‘‘Thanks to Lee and his crew for doing such a good job on our roof. We are very pleased with the quality of work that was done! Lee was easy to work with and his crew was prompt and respectful. Thanks again for all your hard work.’’
Emily Cunningham - Facebook Review of our roofing services
‘‘Last fall, we put on our thirteenth Conklin roof since 1983 and all are without a leak. This is a multimillion-dollar development: some of the condominiums sell for over $300,000. We can’t afford leaks. I would recommend this system to anyone with a flat roof that doesn’t want to be bothered with leaks.’’
Ken H. - Happy Conklin® Client
‘‘Anyone who has doubts whether a white roof coating makes a difference should have been in our building on a 100-degree summer day. Usually, the air conditioner struggles and it gets very hot in the shop. However, with our new white roof from Conklin, our air conditioners were cycling and customers and employees were commenting how nice it was in the building.’’
Roger L. - Happy Conklin® Client