How Elastomeric Roof Coatings Work
When an e Elastomeric roof coating is added to a roof, it penetrates the roof surface down to the granular level and provides environmentally beneficial components to a building, as this material performs well in all types of weather.
Elastomeric roof coating refers to a liquid-applied monolithic (seamless), fully adhered, elastomeric membrane that covers the surface of your roof. Elastomeric roof coatings are applied 5 to 10 times thicker than house paint. As the elastomeric roof coating dries, it forms a tough membrane covering and protecting your roof’s surface. There are no seams and it fully adheres to the entire surface of your roof which greatly reduces the potential of any leaking.
Elastomeric Roof Coating Is Not A Paint
The elastomeric roof coating looks like paint, especially since it comes out of a can and has similar viscosity. Elastomeric roof coatings are applied by brush or sprayable. The acrylic chemistry of the elastomeric roof coating provides increase resistance to ponding water, higher reflective properties, and flexibility to expand and contract in high and low temperatures. The elastomeric roof coating usually sits on horizontal surfaces which increases tolerances to external stressors and water contact for longer periods of time.
These acrylic roof coatings are usually white in color. This white color provides two unique features. First, it reduces the temperature of the roof membrane to which it is applied. This reduced temperature coupled with the UV-blocking properties of the coating reduces the degradation and deterioration of the roofing membrane enabling it to last longer. This white color also reflects as much as 85% of the heat portion of the sunlight, reducing the heat transfer into the building and reducing air conditioning costs.
Elastomeric Roof Coating: The Durable Solution
One of the most important attributes of your roofing material is durability. An elastomeric roof coating resists the effects of UV degradation from the sun, wind, cold, and rain. Weather effects will begin the degradation process of roofing materials like asphalt and composition shingles. Elastomeric roof coatings are transparent to ultraviolet radiation and do not absorb the sun’s destructive radiation, and the coating reflects UV back into the atmosphere.