Roof coatings are seamless and when installed correctly, can solve roof leaks on almost any type of roof substrate.
Field-applied reflective roof coatings can extend the useful life of nearly every roof substrate keeping a roof surface cool and providing a level of protection from the sun and weather.
Roof coatings can add 25 years to the service life of a roof and reduce the amount of discarded roofing materials that end up in landfills. The infrared image on the right shows “175°F” on the uncoated (black) section of the modified bitumen roof. The coated (white) section is “79°F”. Field studies have shown that cool roof coatings can lower rooftop temperatures and reduce air conditioning bills.
Most flat roofs are not perfectly sloped, causing water to puddle in some areas, in particular around the drains and scuppers. Many roof coatings are not rated or warranted for “Ponding Water”, and thus might fail pre-maturely if exposed to standing water over long periods of time. Serious consideration should be given to the performance and limitations of the coating being selected. Some manufacturers will warranty their coatings including ponding water. Typically, manufacturers for acrylic roof coatings do not include warranties for ponding water, while some polyurethane roof coatings manufacturer will warranty.