Advantages of Silicone Roof Coating
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Silicone Roof Coating Advantages
Silicone Roofing Houston takes extra care to properly apply silicone so that it may last for 20+ years.
We will install a 100% Silicone Roof Coating system that creates a seamless membrane which will seal and repair existing roofs and protect against leaks. It will also protect your roof from repeatedly ponding water and the damaging effects of the most extreme weather conditions. The silicone roof system is available in several colors to enhance the aesthetics of any roof.
Whether your roof is large, small, flat or sloped, a silicone roof system provides a proven, guaranteed solution for renewing your aging roof. This product can be applied to virtually any existing roofing surface to create a seamless membrane that protects against the elements. All rotted and damaged materials will be removed and replaced with the application of a silicone roof coating system from Silicone Roofing Houston.
The advantages of using silicone:
- A permanent and non-degradable solution that will not chalk or crack under harsh UV rays.
- A seamless membrane is formed upon curing that withstands ponding water without softening.
- A smooth surface is created that offers excellent resistance to mold, mildew, and staining.
- Silicone reflects significant amounts of heat during the punishing summer months.
- Insulates your roof by adding a non-porous barrier to the elements.
- The sustainability easily outlasts old-fashioned roofing while also preventing the hassle and expense of tearing off an old roof and filling a landfill with it.
- When applied over asbestos, it encapsulates the dangerous material.
- A reapplication at the end of the roofs lifespan extends the manufacturer warranty without adding the bulk and weight associated with old-fashioned roofing.
- State of the art color matching available. Let’s be honest, it just plain looks great.
Silicone Roof Coating Benefits
Let’s look at the benefits of silicone as a flat roof coating. What does it do that no other material can? First, it withstands ponding water – indefinitely. Because silicone coatings are not water based like acrylic, they absorb no moisture. While some acrylic coatings can be reinforced with fabric to withstand a little ponding water, they are no match for silicone’s natural resistance to moisture.
Another benefit to silicone is that it doesn’t chalk off as other flat roof coatings like elastomeric and acrylic do. Silicone is “Non-sacrificial,” and as such it doesn’t slowly shed as time goes by. It will stay fully intact for the life of the roof. Thirdly, silicone doesn’t need to be reinforced with roof fabric, saving you time and money on installation. The last major benefit to silicone is that you need less of it than most other flat roof coatings. Some roof coating systems require little as 1.5 gallons can be used for 100 square feet.
Silicone is More Durable
Sun Damage and Bad Weather– Prolonged sun exposure frequently causes acrylic roof coatings to become chalky and discolored or even crack. A membrane coated with silicone, on the other hand, can stand up to the harshest UV rays without degrading, chalking or cracking. This type of coating also resists oxidation, wind-driven sand, hail, and extreme temperatures.
Standing Water – Traditional coatings, like acrylics, cure as water evaporates after application. But, should water ever pool up on the acrylic roof for two days or more (which can definitely happen around here), the coating will start to return to its liquid state and separate from the roof substrate. Not good. Silicone coatings cure and become stronger in reaction to moisture, further protecting your roof from the effects of standing water.
Silicone is Eco-Friendly
While the specific silicone coating we use is available in a variety of appealing colors, the color white offers high reflectivity and has emissive properties. By essentially shielding your building from the sun’s heat, this silicone coating can reduce energy use by as much as 35 percent in any color. It’s also Energy Star rated and may contribute to LEED credit points.
Additionally, because the product has ultra-low VOCs and is free of hydrocarbon solvents, it’s safer for the environment than other coatings.
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The experts at Silicone Roofing Houston are not only experienced in everything to do with roof coating, but also dedicated to quality and customer service! Whether you are searching for repairs or any other coating services, our team can help educate you about the options available.
To find out which option will work well for you, contact our experts at (800) 452-4406 and inquire about our roof coating systems available to suit your coating needs.
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