2 Huge Benefits of Metal Roof Coatings
Metal roofing provides durability, an extended lifespan, and lightweight strength. However, metal roofs contain seams and fasteners that can develop leaks and allow water and air to permeate the interior. Metal roof coatings can help prevent leaks and extend the life of metal roofing systems.
Metal Roof Maintenance
While metal roofs are more durable than other roof coverings, they must be maintained regularly. Applying roof coating is a cost-effective way to preserve or restore a metal roof’s original protective layer and extend the life of aging roofs.
Metal roof coatings provide a convenient, high-performance solution for maintaining and restoring the integrity of your metal roof. Here are two huge benefits of installing a roof coating on your metal roof.
What is Metal Roof Coating?
Elastomeric roof coating is typically comprised of polymeric products with elastic properties that form a membrane shield across the roof, creating a strong, bonded surface that resists cracking and separation. Metal roof coating can easily be installed around drains, pipes, air conditioning units and other roof accessories for maximum durability and weather resistance.
Protects Against Leaks
All roofs expand and contract with natural temperature fluctuations. This causes seams to open and allows moisture and outside air to permeate the roof deck and the building interior. As metal panels age, their coating may become compromised. Uncoated roof metal leaves roofing exposed to the elements, and extended exposure leads to rusting and deterioration. Metal roof coatings encapsulate existing rust and repair leaks, cracks and seams. Proper sealing and re-coating can restore a metal roof to like-new condition, without the need to remove the original substrate.
Helps Increase Energy Savings
High-performance elastomeric materials help keep roof coverings cooler by protecting against excessive heat stress caused by intrinsic low heat release properties of metal roofs. As long as metal roofing is well maintained, roof coating protects panels against direct weather exposure like sun, wind and rain.
Re-coating a metal roof helps lower energy consumption and provides considerable energy cost savings by reducing the surface temperature of metal roof panels by up to 40 percent. White roof coatings can further reduce cooling costs by providing a “cool roof” that reflects up to 87 percent of the sun’s rays, helping to cool the building interior.
Maintaining metal roof coating by re-coating the roof every 15 to 20 years, or as needed, extends the life of metal roofing, providing long-term cost savings and energy efficiency.
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