Metal Roof Coatings: Two HUGE Benefits
If your metal roof is damaged or leaking, you have a few different options. You can replace the entire roof, you can retrofit a metal roof or you can coat the metal roof. Coating a metal roof is a cheaper and faster alternative to retrofitting a metal roof or replacing the entire roof. Most people have never heard of coating the roof and do not know what it is or what the benefits associated with it are. Here are two major benefits associated with a metal roof coating.
Offers Waterproofing Properties and Protections
A metal roof coating is also referred to as elastomeric coating. Odds are, you have seen a commercial for FlexSeal. This product is very similar to the coating that will be placed on your roof. The coating, which is typically made of either a silicone, rubber or acrylic material, adds a thin layer to the top of your metal roofing, while also filling in holes and gaps. This helps to fill in and plug in areas where leaks are currently happening and prevents leaks from happening in the future. This material is extremely durable and efficient at keeping water out.
Seals Insufficient Seams to Help Increase Energy Savings
The other major advantage to a metal roof coating is the increase in energy savings. If your metal roof is splitting at the seams, has gaps, or has holes in it, you are basically throwing money out through those gaps. Heated and cooled air from inside of your building can escape through these gaps, and outdoor air can enter. Your air conditioner or heating unit has to run longer than normal to heat or cool your building sufficiently. This increases your energy consumption and decreases the lifespan of your heating or cooling unit. When you seal the gaps with a metal roof coating, indoor air stays in and outdoor air stays out, helping you to prevent energy loss in your building.
A metal roof coating may be perfect for your metal roof that is leaking or splitting at the seams. Here at Rosie’s Roofing & Restoration, we can help you with all of your residential and commercial roofing needs in the greater Atlanta area, including inspecting your roof, determining if a metal roof coating is ideal for your roof and then coating your roof. If a metal roof coating is not ideal for you, we can help you determine the best way to repair your roofing problems. Learn more about metal roof coatings and the services we offer by giving us a call today.