The roof is one of the most critical parts of any building, but it’s also one of the most difficult and most expensive components to fix. A good roof will last between 25 and 50 years depending on what kind of roof it is, but it can also cost thousands of dollars to replace or repair it when it is too heavily damaged.
It’s easy to assume that there is no way around having to fix a roof, but there is a much cheaper solution that can extend its life and help you avoid costly repairs. It is known as a silicone roof coating system, and when you have it applied correctly, you can make it so you can go for years without having to replace your building’s roof.
What is a Silicone Roof Coating System?
As its name implies, a silicone roof coating system is a layer of silicone that is applied to a flat roof. It usually dries as a single-ply membrane that protects a roof from moisture, mold, UV radiation, and severe weather. It can be applied to roofs of any size as long as they are flat and in relatively good condition.
What are the Advantages of a Silicone Roof Coating System?
There are several advantages to using a silicone roof coating system on your roof, the most obvious being that it is much cheaper and more straightforward than replacing or repairing your roof. All you need to do with a silicone coating is apply it to your roof; there is no need to tear your current roof off and install a replacement. You do need to have a healthy flat roof that has no moisture or mold underneath the outermost layer, but a roof that is only showing its age can still withstand a layer of silicone coating. It also extends the life of the roof so you can go for longer periods without having to install a replacement.
Another definite advantage of a silicone coating is that it is highly resistant to the moisture, mold, and mildew that can do so much damage to structure. The silicone membrane is seamless, so it will withstand ponding water without softening. Since the membrane is seamless, it will also seal up any drafts and weaker areas that could result in a higher heating bill in cooler weather. In fact, a silicone membrane’s glossy finish can make your business much more energy efficient by reflecting much of the sun’s heat. The silicone also won’t crack or otherwise degrade when it is exposed to UV radiation.
Silicone roof coating systems can also be used on practically any flat or low-sloped roof. This includes metal roofs, built-up roofs, mineral cap sheets, wood, or concrete. It can also be applied to weathered single-ply membranes that are starting to show their age.
Finally, applying a silicone roof coating is much more environmentally-friendly than replacing or repairing a roof. Repairing a roof can create a lot of waste that ends up in a landfill, while a tear-off creates even more waste. With a silicone coating, you simply apply the silicone membrane over the existing material. This quality, combined with the energy-saving advantages of a reflective silicone surface, makes this an excellent roofing solution for anyone who wants to be more environmentally-conscious.
Choose HomeGuard Roofing & Restoration for Your Silicone Roof Coating System
Just about any business can benefit from a silicone roof coating system as long as your building has a healthy flat roof, and HomeGuard Roofing & Restoration will be happy to apply this coating for you. HomeGuard was founded in 2012 by four experienced roofing and construction contractors who are Denver natives. We have served homes and families in Arvada and the surrounding area since then. In addition to applying silicone roof coatings, our staff of roofing contractors can perform repairs and restorations to just about any roof.
HomeGuard Roofing & Restoration is proud to serve its clients in the Denver metro area, and we are happy to serve you. For more information about our commercial roofing and construction services or to receive a quote, contact us today.