The status of your roof has a direct impact on your bottom line. Even though it might be hard to believe, quality roof coatings can positively impact your business. With an elastomeric roof coating from Modern Roof Co, you can save money while adding at least ten years of service life to your property.
Roof Coating Basics
The vast majority of businesses in this region employ flat or low-slope roofs. Some of the most common types are built-up bitumen, metal roofs, and single-ply membranes. Our specialists can easily apply a coating to enhance these kinds of structures (and many others).
Coatings will fully adhere to most roof surfaces creating a seamless layer of protection. Due to their highly elastic properties, coating applications are flexible enough to withstand thermal shock, a common problem in the Colorado region.
How To Apply A Roof Coating
Before application, the specialist will most likely clean the roof with a pressure washer. After that, they will repair (and seal) tears and open seams. Once these tasks are complete, you’re ready to begin.
Roof coating systems are fluid-applied with a brush or spray gun. Once the base coat dries, it forms a durable, waterproof seal. Note that these roofing materials are permanent – you can expect long-lasting results.
Before moving forward, take a moment to learn about the wide range of benefits. This way, you can accurately determine which coating suits your building.
Roof Coating Benefits
As with every product, quality matters. Modern Roof Co uses only the best materials from top-rated manufacturers like Tremco. By using first-rate products and highly-skilled contractors, we can guarantee you get the full benefits. Now, let’s take a moment to explore them in further detail.
If you’re a building owner looking to cut down the utility bill, you’re in luck. Lighter colors like silicone reflect up to 90% of the sun’s heat, resulting in a cool roof. As a result, the HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard.
Extend the life by +10 years
High-quality roof coatings will increase the building’s lifespan by 10-20 years. Protecting your structure from damaging elements like UV rays, hail, rain, and snow prevents wear and tear.
Fix & prevents leaks
The liquid coating seals all the cracks and crevices during the application process. In addition to fixing existing leaks, the protective membrane helps avoid future water damage. They also cost a fraction of most repair and replacement jobs.
Types of Roof Coatings
For commercial roofing projects, we are happy to offer two types of coatings; silicone and acrylic. Although we highly recommend both materials, there are differences in the level of protection. In just a moment, we will highlight the pros and cons of each type. This way, you have a better idea of which one is best for your situation.
If you would like to speak with a coating expert at any point, just contact us. Our team is happy to answer all your questions.
Silicone roof coatings
Since silicone is a solvent-based material, it is thicker and more safeguarding than acrylic. If you have issues with standing water or high electricity bills, silicone offers a proven solution. It’s suitable for various systems, including standing metal seam roofing, modified bitumen, TPO, PVC, and EPDM.
Other benefits of silicone:
- High solids content (+90%)
- Withstands thermal shock
- Strong heat reflection
- Fights mold, mildew, & oxidation
- Eliminates ponding water
Cons: Difficult application process, collects dirt, unsafe for walking (slippery)
We confidently suggest acrylic coatings for those interested in a cheaper, lighter material. As a water-based product, they are better for the environment and easier to apply. With that said, they are still 5-10 times thicker than paint and highly durable. Acrylic coatings are ideal for most low-slope or steep-slope structures.
Other benefits of acrylic:
- Fantastic sun reflectivity
- Long-lasting performance
- Highly cost-effective
- Minimal maintenance
- Always looks clean (no dirt accumulation)
Cons: Ineffective for flat roofs, mil thickness deterioration, vulnerable to freezing
Lending A Hand In Fort Collins
With over 35 years in the roofing industry, we are masters of our trade. For every job, we provide transparent bids that are budget-friendly. If you want a roofing company that puts customer service at the top of the list, we’re here to serve.
About Fort Collins, CO
The town of Fort Collins is about 65 miles north of Denver. It is situated on the Cache la Poudre River along the Front Range Urban Corridor.
If you visit Fort Collins, there are many sites to see. Our favorites include the Old Town District, Fort Collins Trolley, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, New Belgium Brewing, and Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures.
Get Your Free Coating Estimate Today!
If you’re ready to make a move on a commercial coating, we are here to assist you. As a sign of good faith, we are happy to offer free estimates for all.
To get started with a project quote, please click the button below and fill out the form. After that, one of our specialists will contact you with the next steps. If you’d like to speak directly, you’re always welcome to give us a call!