What Is The Purpose of Commercial Roof Coatings

Generally speaking, the purpose of commercial roof coatings is to improve the performance of your roof and increase its lifespan. Roof coatings are designed to be spray or roll-applied directly to your existing roof surface. This new coating protects your building from leaks thanks to its monolithic structure (meaning no seams), self-adhering properties (meaning no fasteners), and flashing capabilities (meaning no special features around pipes, just one membrane).

On top of virtually eliminating leaks from your roof surface, most commercial roof coatings are reflective, meaning they don’t absorb UV rays, but reflect them back into the atmosphere instead. This keeps your roof surface cooler, and keeps the interior of your building cooler, saving you money.

Types of Commercial Roof Coatings

When talking about commercial roof coatings, there are several different options available. Silicone, acrylic, aluminum, polyurethane, and others. However, the main competitors in the commercial roof coatings market are silicone and acrylic. We have written extensively on the similarities and differences of these two coating types, so we won’t get back into it here.

Commercial Roof Coatings Benefits

So what are the benefits provided by commercial roof coatings? Why would anyone invest in this system versus any other system available? Let’s look at the benefits provided by commercial roof coatings to let you decide if they’re worth it or not.

No Leaks

As we mentioned above, commercial roof coatings almost completely eliminate leaks from your roof. You may still have a leak now and then, but they are so rare and so easy to fix you’ll wonder how you ever lived without a commercial roof coating.


Again, we already covered this quickly. Commercial roof coatings are almost always reflective, keeping the sun’s rays out of your building which keeps your building cooler. This saves you money and keeps your workers happy.

Easy Installation

Whether you’re a contractor looking to add commercial roof coatings to your repertoire, or a building owner who wants to stop leaks, the easy installation can benefit you. Contractors will save time, money and headaches, while building owners can get their new roof quicker for less money and without exposing the interior of their building to the elements.

There are many other benefits of commercial roof coatings, as well as many benefits of silicone roof coatings.

Recoating Commercial Roof Coatings

Perhaps the greatest benefit of commercial roof coatings is the fact that they can be recoated at the end of their lives, and therefore have their lives extended 10, 15, even 20 years longer. When a silicone coating, for example, reaches the end of its initial life, simply power wash the roof and install a new layer of coating over top of it. You can get a new roof coating, a new warranty, and up to 20 more years of protection for a fraction of the cost of replacing your roof.

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