At TRUCO Coatings, we know few parts of a building receive more punishment over the years than the roof, which is unfortunate considering how important the roof is for both structural integrity and protection of the indoor environment. Commercial building roofs will wear out over time due to sun and weather and are prone to a variety of problems including leaks and cracking. Plus, if the roof ever needs to be replaced, it's an extremely costly and time-consuming project which can also be highly disruptive to work within the building. However, there is an alternative for restoring a roof or extending the lifespan of one recently built: Elastomeric roof coating. These roof coatings are effective on a wide variety of roof types, and can bring about much longer lifespans for the roof while simultaneously reducing ongoing costs.
An elastomeric roof coating is a spray-on mixture of materials, such as acrylics. There are many different formulations, each providing different results depending on the local environment, underlying roofing type, and desired outcomes. However, the end result is always roughly the same: A seamless rubbery membrane which covers the entire roof edge-to-edge, sealing it against rain and other elements. This brings several substantial benefits:
The biggest and most immediate benefit is that, if the coating has been properly applied, your roof becomes effectively leak-proof. Even on flat roofs, water cannot penetrate the membrane and thus never even touches the roof.
The rubbery nature of the elastomeric membrane makes it an excellent "shield" against many common forms of damage, such as heavy rains or hail during heavy windstorms. The coating absorbs the impact, sparing your roof.
In most cases, the elastomeric roof coating is designed to be reflective - it keeps both the heat of the sun and its UV rays from reaching the building, reflecting 83%+ away.
The coating is also highly effective at helping with internal temperature control, by sealing off the roof and preventing your hot or cold air from escaping.
The end result is this: Your roof's lifespan can be extended by decades, ongoing maintenance costs are slashed, and you'll probably save money on temperature control as well - while costing far less than roof repairs would. Contact TRUCO Coatings today to learn more about protective roof coatings!