Everything You Need to Know About Metal Roof Coatings
As your metal roof ages, it can begin to develop a multitude of problems with it. It can begin to rust, leak or split at the seams. When this occurs, you have a few different options. You can remove the entire roof and install a new one. Another option is to retrofit your metal roof. The last option is to apply a metal roof coating. If you have never heard of metal roof coatings, you may have many questions about what it is, how it works and what its benefits are. Getting answers to the questions you have will help you decide if it is right for your roof. Here are a few of the questions you may have and the answers.
What Are Metal Roof Coatings?
Roof coatings are materials that are painted or sprayed on your metal roof. Most metal roof coatings are made from one of two materials; elastomeric or acrylic polymer. Elastomeric is a rubber-like material, while acrylic polymer is a plastic-like material. Once they dry and harden they add a thin rubber-like or plastic-like layer to your metal roof, helping to make it stronger, thicker, more durable and preventing many issues that can occur with metal roofs as they age.
When Are Metal Roof Coatings Used?
Metal roof coatings can be used at any time during the life of the metal roof, as long as the metal is structurally sound. Some people prefer to apply a metal roof coating to their brand new metal roofs to help extend the life of the metal from day one. Other people use metal roof coatings only when their metal roof is beginning to show signs of wear or when it is nearing the end of its lifespan.
What Are the Benefits of Metal Roof Coatings?
There are two primary benefits associated with metal roof coatings. The first benefit is that a metal roof coating helps to waterproof your roof. As your metal roof ages, water can seep in through the seams or where the fasteners are attached. A coating helps to cover these areas, keeping water out. The other major benefit associated with metal roof coatings is that the metal helps to seal or cover inefficient or splitting seams, which helps to increase energy savings. When the seams are not protected, heated or cooled air in your home can seep out, while outdoor air can seep in. This causes you to have to run your heater or air conditioner longer. Keeping outdoor air out and indoor air minimizes how frequently you have to run your air conditioner or heater, resulting in energy savings.
Are you ready to have a coating applied to your metal roofing? Then turn to MG Roofing, Inc. We can help you with all of your roofing needs, including inspections, repairs, installations and metal roof coatings. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our roofing professionals.