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New Roof on Your Commercial Building? Install a Commercial Roof Coating

If you just had a new roof installed on your commercial building, you know how expensive this can be. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to protect your investment and help your roof last much longer. One of these things is applying a roof coating to the roof. Below is information about this so you can hire a roofing contractor to do this job for you.  

Commercial Roof Coating

A commercial roof coating will increase the lifespan of your roof, as well as improves the performance of the roof. The roof coating can be rolled directly on the roof, or it can be sprayed on. How this is done will depend on the type that the roofing contractor uses. The roof coating has no seams to ensure your roof will not leak. You also do not have to worry about using any type of fasteners as the coating self-adheres to the roof. 

Commercial Roof Coating Benefits

Besides making your roof last longer and protecting it from leaks there are other benefits. Roof coating protects your roof from harmful UV rays as it is reflective. Instead, the rays bounce back off the roof. Your roof surface is kept cooler which can keep the inside of the building much cooler. This can save you money as your HVAC unit will not have to run as much to maintain the temperature. 

Types of Commercial Roof Coating

There are different types of roof coatings that can be used, including polyurethane, aluminum, acrylic, and silicone. No matter what type is chosen it is not difficult to install the roof coating (but of course, it is still easier to have a professional install it).

Installing the Roof Coating

Before the roofing contractor applies the coating, they will first inspect your roof to ensure there is no damage. If anything is found, they will make the repairs. Because your roof is brand new there is likely no damage, but the roofing contractor will still check it. 

The roof will be cleaned, which is generally done using a pressure washer. This is important as there must not be any kind of debris or dirt on the roof when the coating is applied. The roofing contractor will then either roll or spray on the coating. It has to cure, which may take a day or two, then the process is complete. 

The roofing contractor will give you more information about commercial roof coatings and the installation process. To reach out yourself, you can contact a company such as Everest Systems.