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Roof Coatings

Dedicated to flat roof repair and the many roofing varieties.

While pitched roofs tend to be the most common style on properties, there are many that are constructed with flat or gently sloping roofs. These can be more susceptible to water ingress and most of the materials used for constructing them are designed to protect against this. However, as well as the construction materials there are also a number of roof coatings which can be used to improve the effectiveness of flat roofs. If your property has a flat roof these can be worth considering.

The shape of a flat roof can mean it will suffer more problems as a result of standing water and this can increase the potential for the roof to suffer damage and let water into the property. It is therefore important to ensure a flat roof is waterproof and the materials specifically used on these are designed with this in mind. However it you are looking for a way to improve a flat roof it can also be worthwhile considering roof coatings.

Roof coatings are basically painted on systems that are designed to cover the roofing material. They vary in thickness and can typically be used in combination with most of the flat roofed construction materials to provide an enhanced roof.

There are a number of advantages that can be gained from using roof coatings. They typically improve the waterproof capabilities of a roof and this helps to protect the roof material itself as well as the property. As the roof material is protected it can have an extended life and last longer until it needs to be replaced which can help to save money. There are also a number of coatings produced these days which are used to reflect sunlight. This can help to keep a property cooler meaning there is less need for AC and this in turn can result in a cost saving.

There are a number of companies that produce roof coating systems. United Coatings is one of these and they manufacture Kymax Roof Coating. When applied it is flexible enough to expand and contract, although it has an enamel like finish which provides it with excellent reflective and weather resistance qualities. United coatings also produce a waterproof coating known as Roof Mate and an insulation coating called Diathon. They can therefore be a good company to look to for your roof coating needs.

EPDM Coatings are another company that manufactures roof coatings and their Liquid Rubber product is designed specifically for residential and commercial properties. It is a one coat system which has a typical cost of around $1.25 per square foot and can be applied on most surfaces. Lexis Coatings produces a number of water and solvent based roof coating materials with some of these including Energy Max and Energy Guard. Their products are designed to deal with specific problems, with the best product to use depending on the conditions on your roof.

Flat roofs can typically be more problematic that pitched roofs, especially when it comes to water. Using roof coatings can be a way to enhance the effectiveness of your roof and extend the life of the roofing material. They can provide a number of positive benefits and this makes them worth considering if your property has a flat roof.