Is the roof on your business more than ten years old or suffering from minor damage? If so, commercial roof coatings are an excellent, cost-effective solution to fix the problem without replacing the entire roofing system.
Not only do coatings extend the lifespan of your current roof and seal in any punctures, cracks, or gaps, but they provide excellent weather protection, improve energy efficiency, and are affordable. Commercial roof coatings are the best way to extend the natural lifespan of your current roofing system without total replacement.
To make sure your property’s roof is in the best shape, call our team at Gotcha Covered Roofing for a free inspection before the next round of storms come through.
Serving the Greater Pittsburgh area for over a decade, our veteran-owned and operated commercial roofing contractors bring the experience and skill to handle your next commercial roofing project, no matter how large or complex. Call us at Gotcha Covered Contracting today at (724) 581-8147 for a free estimate.
What Are Commercial Roof Coatings?
Roof coatings are ideal for virtually any type of existing roof, including asphalt, metal roofs, rubber roofs, built-up roofs, and more. The most popular commercial coating materials are silicone and acrylic, although we sometimes use aluminum or polyurethane.
With our commercial flat-roof coatings, you can eliminate the labor costs and waste from replacing your old roof. Once you coat your roof, it will have stronger UV resistance, which means increased climate control and energy efficiency. The natural tensile strength of roof coatings makes them durable yet flexible, which is why they’re ideal for commercial roofs.
What Are the Different Types of Commercial Flat-Roof Coatings?
Let’s look at some of the most common types of coatings in the commercial roofing industry, including:
Elastomeric Roof Coatings
Elastomeric roof coatings can stretch to twice their original length and then recover to their initial dimensions, making them an excellent choice for commercial roofing systems. In addition to being affordable, they also can make your existing roof waterproof and much cooler, providing greater energy efficiency. The most common elastomeric roof coatings are acrylic, silicone, and urethane.
Acrylic Roof Coatings
A popular choice for commercial roof coatings is acrylic. Initially, manufacturers designed this coating to increase UV protection for spray urethane foam roofs. Now, we frequently apply it to metal roofs, single-ply rubber membranes, and more. The acrylic provides superior resistance to UV rays and hail, both of which can significantly impact a roof’s overall longevity.
Spray Polyurethane Coatings
If your commercial roofing system takes a lot of foot traffic throughout the year, then a spray polyurethane roof coating could be an excellent choice. During installation, we’ll apply two coats: aromatic and aliphatic. The base layer, aromatic, is highly durable but doesn’t have natural UV resistance.
The top coating, aliphatic, is much more stable and can resist UV rays with greater strength.
For over a decade, silicone roof coatings have been steadily rising in popularity due to their natural elasticity, ability to handle long-term exposure to standing water, and excellent UV resistance. During installation, the nature of the silicone allows it to adhere securely to the existing roof, providing water resistance and an impenetrable coating that will protect your roof and extend its lifespan.
We Provide Quality Commercial Roof Coatings
Commercial roof coatings are one of the best methods to extend a roof’s lifespan and eliminate the high labor and materials costs of roof replacement. At Gotcha Covered Contracting, our licensed and insured team can help you choose the best roof coating for your commercial building.
Call us today at (724) 581-8147 in Carnegie, PA, to schedule your free consultation and estimate. We serve all of the Pittsburgh region, including Allison Park, Wexford, and Cranberry Township.