Increased ReflectivityRoof coatings can help to improve the reflectivity of your flat roofing system. By reflecting the sun’s harmful UV rays, the roof coating helps keep your building cool during the summer, thus reducing your energy bills. It also helps to reduce sun damage on your roof, thereby extending its lifespan.
Cost-EffectiveBy protecting your flat roof, roof coatings reduce any expenditure that might have been spent on maintenance, repairs, and replacements. This is why it’s the top roofing solution for commercial buildings because they help businesses save money. Thanks to their high reflectivity, roof coatings help to reduce the heat generated in homes and buildings, thus decreasing your air conditioning usage.
Weather ResistantThe extra layer that roof coatings provide on your flat roof help to protect it from weathering and corrosion. It prevents hail from causing significant damage, stops rainwater from deteriorating the material, and prevents things like moss and lichen, which are stimulated by moisture and warmth, from growing atop your flat roofing system.
Ponding WaterWhile the roof coating may prevent water from penetrating and damaging your flat roofing system, some coatings like acrylic roof coatings struggle to shed ponding water. This ponding water will lead to the eventual deterioration of your flat roof and can encourage the growth of things like mold and mildew.
Loss of ReflectivityIf you live in an area with extensive sun exposure, your silicone roof coating will likely lose its reflectivity over time. This will impact your home and building’s interior temperature as well as the longevity of your roofing system.
Holds DirtSome roof coating materials like silicone tend to attract and hold onto dirt. Dirt and muck can diminish the appearance of your flat roof, reduce its reflectivity, and deteriorate your flat roofing materials.
For more information on the advantages and disadvantages of roof coatings, don’t hesitate to call Dynasty Building Solutions.
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