Everything You Need To About Flat Roof Coatings
Many structures can benefit from flat roof coatings. By lowering roof temperature, they can extend the lifespan of your roof and bring you savings on energy costs.
Learn more about flat roof coatings from our roof repair and installation experts at John Peters Roofing.
Flat Roof Coating Adhesion
Choosing the right kind of flat roof coating is challenging with all the types of roof available today. The adhesion of the coating can depend on the characteristics of the substrate. Different surfaces require different coatings. It’s harder for coatings to attach on hard, smooth, chemically-passive surfaces and easier on rough, irregular, chemically-active surfaces.
The coatings adhesion can improve if your roofing contractor applies a primer or base coat. Manufacturers recommend specific primers and topcoat for certain substrates. It’s important to only use what’s specified by the manufacturer.
Roof Coating Performance
Manufacturers have formulated a wide range of roof coatings for common substrates with different adhesion and weathering characteristics. Managers can specify asphaltic and tar-based coatings for coal-tar-pitch built-up roof systems. Non-asphaltic coatings, such as urethanes, acrylics and polyureas are typically used on single-ply roofing.
Flat roof coatings vary in cost and performance factors. This is why managers are encouraged to work closely with their contractors and manufacturers. It would help ensure they are using the right coating for the roof substrate.
All necessary roof repair must be completed before applying the coating. Also, manufacturer representatives and product date sheets can help in specifying coatings.
For high-quality commercial and residential roofing services, turn to John Peters Roofing. You can count on our team for your roofing repair, seamless gutter installation and vinyl siding replacement. We have been improving homes and businesses for more than two decades. Call us at (317) 981-6300 or complete our online form to request a free estimate. We work with clients in Indianapolis and surrounding areas.