Roof coating is a meticulous procedure. Roofing specialists go to great lengths to ensure the best conditions before starting the process because one mistake can result in subpar work.
Safe Harbor Exteriors, a local roofing and siding contractor trusted by homeowners and builders, lists a few variables that can impact the success of your roof coating application.
Climate and Weather Conditions
There are various formulations for roof coatings, so these coatings work differently in specific climates. Typically, location is one of the first things roofers consider when they give recommendations to customers. Every region has a different level of humidity, temperature ranges and amount of sun, rain and snow in a year. That’s why your roof coating should be able to handle the weather conditions usually experienced in your area.
Moreover, it’s important to check weather forecasts for any chance of rain or a storm 24 to 48 hours after your desired time of application. Make sure there’s enough time for proper curing.
Check the manufacturer’s guidelines to confirm the conditions most suitable for coating application. For instance, solvent-based roof coatings require a dry surface, so the area must be free from frost, ice and snow. Some coating products are specifically formulated for wet-surface application. And, in the case of emulsions, a slightly damp surface may still work.
Changes in Temperature
It’s not enough to check only the highest temperature in a given day. To avoid curing or coating problems, note the temperature at the time of application as well as the roof’s surface temperature.
Safe Harbor Exteriors is a local company specializing in roof repair and replacement, and siding projects. We use high-quality materials and guarantee top-notch work to all our customers. Call us at (913) 553-3620, or fill out our contact form for a no-obligation estimate. We serve communities in Shawnee, KS, and nearby areas.