Commercial Roof Sealant – The Secret to Making Your Coatings Last

Choosing a good roof sealant is vital to the overall health of your roof and to the comfort of your family. It is also important to check the existing sealant and coating compatibility before choosing the new one. Next, it’s important to think about what factors in your particular design are going to affect the functionality of your roof and how the roof is going to be subjected to those variables. Finally, there are some other issues to consider before purchasing roof sealants. You need to keep all these things in mind to make an informed decision about whether or not it’s time to purchase roof sealants.

The most common roof sealant is asphalt shingles, which work great for general purpose use. Asphalt shingles have a high level of flexibility and can be applied at very low temperatures, which makes them very convenient for applying to residential roofs. Their low cost and long durability make them a great choice for a majority of home owners.

Other roof sealants commonly used include rubber, concrete and slate. However, they all have their different pros and cons. Asphalt is typically the most weather resistant of all roof sealants, and thus it is one of the most common choices. Rubber is another highly durable product that can handle some harsh weather conditions, but it can also degrade in the sun. Concrete and slate are also durable, but they will degrade with exposure to the sun and rain more quickly than asphalt does.

Solar reflectivity is another important factor to consider when picking a roof sealant. Solar reflectivity basically measures the amount of heat that is absorbed by the surface. Most people find that applying a sealant with a high SPF rating is ideal because it helps to keep the heat contained where it belongs – in the roofing. By keeping heat contained, you are actually preventing that heat from being transferred to the interior of your house. This can drastically cut down on the overall cost of your cooling and heating bill.

On top of this, solar reflectivity is affected by how much moisture is present on the surface of your roof, and how the moisture is being handled. In general, sealants that are designed for high moisture situations are going to be weaker than those designed for low moisture conditions. For example, uPVC and polymers containing moisture will be weaker than a membrane design containing dry film. Because they are designed for particular moisture-content levels, you can use these two types of roof sealants in parallel – one designed for high moisture and the other designed for low moisture.

When shopping for a commercial roof coating, you have more options available to you. You have roof coatings that have been specifically designed for hot climates. You also have roof coatings that are able to resist mold and mildew. Finally, you have specialty roof coatings that protect tile and brick. You can use any of these types of roof coatings in place of a roof sealant and still get amazing results. Just make sure that you are choosing the right one.