Adding roof coatings to your home is one of the wisest investments you can make. It not only renews and restores your old roof to a certain degree, but it also adds an extra layer of protection that extends your roof’s life span. However, keep in mind that a roof coating isn’t a cure-all and your roofing contractor may make some mistakes during the application.
In this post, All American Roofing discusses the five roof coating application mistakes that your roofers should avoid at all costs.
- Too Thick or Too Thin Coating – There’s a certain amount of coating your roofers will have to apply to make sure it does its job correctly. With that said, it’s important that they don’t apply too thick or too thin a coat to your roofing system. Applying a thin coating will cause the solvent of the coating to evaporate during the drying process. A thick coating, on the other hand, can cause blisters, bubbles or wrinkles in the film since the coating beneath the surface didn’t have time to dry.
- Improper Mixing – Before applying the coating, your roofers will need to thoroughly mix the coating before applying it to achieve proper consistency. This is because the heavier ingredients may settle at the bottom of the container. Avoid stirring too forcefully, however, as the bubbles created can cause issues for your roof.
- Silicone Coating Misapplication – Silicone coating can be applied to a number of different roofing substrates. However, there are certain surfaces that it can stick too as it is while other surfaces may require primer or certain surfaces silicone can’t adhere to. For instance, silicone coatings can be applied to metal, concrete, and EPDM roofs with no primer required while new TPO, PVC, and Hypalon roofs will require primer in its first five years. To ensure that the silicone roof coating is applied correctly, you can always hire roofing contractor All American Roofing, the pros in silicone roof coating application, for the best results.
- Weather – Weather conditions play an important role in your roof coating application. You’ll want your coating to be dry before any rainfall occurs so make sure you schedule the roofing work on days when rain isn’t going to fall for the foreseeable future. Otherwise, the rainfall can cause surface defects or wash the coating from the roof entirely. Alternatively, your roofers may also use solutions that are specifically made for wet conditions.
- Cold Weather Misapplication – If you can, have your roof coating applied on a warm day so the solution will dry as soon as possible. Doing it during cold weather, on the other hand, can lengthen the cure and dry time which may allow for a rainstorm to take place before it has dried out. Frost and freezing temperatures can also affect the coating’s adhesion in a negative manner.
Turn to All American Roofing for your roofing needs. We are your number one provider of roof repair and metal roofing services. Give us a call at (405) 787-0400 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve homeowners in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma City, OK, and other nearby areas.