Metal Roof Coatings: Two Huge Benefits
A metal roof coating is an alternative to retrofitting old metal roofs that are nearing the end of their lifespan or can be used on metal roofs that are still in good condition that you want to prolong the life of. Unfortunately, many commercial or warehouse building owners are unfamiliar with metal roof coatings and do not know what exactly they are, what their major benefits are, or how they can tell if it is something that can be used on their metal roofs. Here are some of the questions you may have about metal roof coatings, along with the answers.
What Are Metal Roof Coatings?
A metal roof coating is a coating that can help extend the life of a metal roof. The coating adds a layer to the roof that helps to protect the metal. Metal roof coatings can be made from many different materials, including silicone, rubber, acrylic and elastomeric materials, each with its own unique advantages. A metal roof coating is different from a metal sealant, which is a thin material that coats the metal. Think of a sealant like a coat of nail polish on your nails. Think of a metal roof coating like a fake set of nails completely covering and protecting your natural nails. This can help you envision the differences between a metal sealant and a metal roof coating.
What Are the Two Huge Benefits of Metal Roof Coatings?
One of the major benefits associated with metal roof coatings is that they help to waterproof your roof and add additional waterproofing protection. Once a coating is placed atop your metal roof, water then has to penetrate the coating and the metal roof to leak through to your building. The second major benefit associated with metal roof coatings is that the materials help to seal inefficient seams along your metal roof. This not only helps to keep water out, but it also helps to keep indoor air from seeping out of the seam and outdoor air from seeping in through the seam. Ultimately, this helps to decrease your energy usage and makes your roof more energy-efficient.
How Do You Know If a Metal Roof Coating Is Right For Your Roof?
A metal roof coating is ideal for many different types of metal roofs at various stages in their life. A roofer should inspect your roof and make any repairs that are needed to the metal roof before installing a metal coating to your roof. A roofer can also help provide you with the specific pros and cons of a metal roof coating versus metal roof retrofitting to help you decide which option may be a better fit for your roof.
MG Roofing, Inc. is here to help you with all of your roofing needs, including roof inspections, roof repairs, installing metal roof coatings, retrofitting an existing roof or removing and installing a new roof. When you need help with your commercial roof, we have the experience and know-how to help you every step of the way. Learn more by calling us today.