Roof coatings are essential to extending the life of any commercial or residential roofing system, whether you have a metal, asphalt or wood shake roof. Safe Harbor Exteriors answers the most frequently asked questions about roof coatings.
Why Do I Need Roof Coatings?
Apart from offering an extra layer of protection, coatings are essential in protecting your roof from constant expansion and contraction, known as thermal shock, caused by fluctuating temperatures. Additionally, a reflective coating also helps insulate your roof, making your home much more energy-efficient.
Can My Roof Be Coated?
Safe Harbor Exteriors uses Gaco™ Roof Coating compatible with almost any roof type. Our elastomeric roof coating works well for metal, asphalt, wood shake and more on residential buildings, and for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM), thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), built-up roofs (BUR) and more on commercial low-slope roofs.
How Can I Prepare My Roof for Coating?
Roof coating applications require thorough cleaning and drying of the roof. For gravel or ballasted commercial roofing, the surface must be treated first before the coating can be applied. You may choose to handle the preparations yourself, but our specialists can actually make all the preparations necessary before coating, so you can simply relax or use the time to do other tasks instead. While you’re at it, why not inspect your home for other improvement possibilities? Your siding would be a nice place to start.
Can I Get Coating on an Old Roof?
Yes, roof coating can also extend the lifespan of an old roof. Gaco Roof Coating protects your roof from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and keeps it waterproof even with standing water on low slope roofs.
How Long Do Roof Coatings Last?
When applied properly, roof coatings can last up to 10 years. This estimate is highly dependent on the location, climate and condition of your home or building, and the type and thickness of the roof coating.
Safe Harbor Exteriors offers a 50-year warranty to cover leaks and other water damage on your coated roofing system.
Find out more about roof coatings and how they can benefit your home. Call Safe Harbor Exteriors at (913) 553-3620 today and get a free estimate. We serve the areas of Kansas City and Shawnee, KS, and surrounding communities.