The Advantages Of Silicone Roof Coating

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Silicone roof coating is a simple, yet revolutionary treatment that works to extend the life of your roof and cut down on repairs. It offers distinct advantages that make it a go-to choice for professional roofers, as well as home and business owners. Treating your roof to a layer of silicone protection is a cost-effective alternative to early roof replacement. While there are other roof coating options available, here are the unique advantages of using a silicone roof coating for you to consider.

Single Coat Application

Unlike acrylic and other roof coatings, silicone roof coating has a solid content of over 90%. This is a formulation that has been developed over years of scientific study. The higher solid content allows the coating to be applied in a single, thicker coat that maintains the application performance and durability, while still meeting the desired film thickness once cured. The thicker coat also allows for minor slope problems to be corrected during the application stage. An added bonus of the single coat application is the reduction in labor time.

Other application benefits include quick curing for silicone roof coatings. High humidity is useful during the curing process, and not something to be avoided, as they are moisture cured. This opens up more months in the year during which the treatment can be applied. Additionally, silicone roof coating has been formulated to reduce the risk of wash-off.

You Can Skip The Priming Stage – No Primer Needed

Silicone coatings can, for the most part, be applied directly to your existing roof surface through the power washing process. In most cases, this eliminates the need to apply a primer first, which cuts down on application time and cost. Single-ply roofs may still need a primer due to the filmy residue on the roof surface. Your Aabco Roofing professional will conduct adhesion tests and be able to advise what will be required for your roof.

These Roofs Are Water Resistant

Moisture is the biggest enemy of your roofing structure. A silicone coating is water resistant and prevents water damage due to the impermeable membrane that forms during the curing process. Even under the stress of ponding, a silicone-coated roof will remain leak-free without any compromise on adhesion. As silicone coatings are a moisture-cure substance, they won’t absorb any moisture after curing. Silicone coatings resist chalking and take much longer than other coatings to start showing signs of wear and tear.

These Roofs Are UV Resistant

Silicone roof coatings minimize the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays by reflecting 80-90% of them. This has a twofold benefit:

  • As silicone isn’t majorly affected by direct sunlight, the roof coating lasts longer and won’t crack, chalk, or degrade, as other coatings would.
  • A silicone roof coating prevents heat from being transferred and helps control the climate inside your building. It will reduce the HVAC system load as well as lower cooling costs.

They Are Environmentally Friendly

Silicone roof coatings contain low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and are solvent-free, making them environmentally friendly. Most silicone coatings not only meet but exceed the material safety standards in all 50 states, making them a safe choice for your building.

They Have Flexibility & Weather-ability

The impermeable membrane created by a silicone roof coating is highly flexible and can accommodate the natural thermal movement—both contraction and expansion—that takes place in large roof structures. It can also withstand high temperatures, wind-blown sand, and oxidation.

What Types Of Roofs Benefit From Silicone

Silicone roof coating is suitable for all roof types, such as sloped and flat roofs. Silicone can be applied to most roofing materials such as tiles, shingle, and metal.

Avoid Common Roofing Woes

The use of a silicone roof coating will help you avoid the most common roofing troubles that plague building owners, such as

  • Roof leaks that can cause internal structural damage.
  • Deterioration of roofing material from exposure to natural elements.
  • Damage caused by ponding.

Silicone Roof Coating To Restore, Reinforce, & Protect

If you would like to restore, reinforce, and protect your roof, speak to one of our AABCO Roofing professionals to find out whether a silicone coating would be right for you. As a family owned roofing business with over thirty years of experience, expertise, and passion, our professional roofers are ready to answer all your questions. Call us today at 954-426-8500.

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