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Commercial Roof Coatings: Are They Worth It?

Commercial roof coatings are often presented to building owners as an alternative to roof replacement. Generally, these roof coatings are fluid-applied adhered coatings used for roof repair or maintenance. To help you learn more about roof coatings, here is a simple guide from commercial and residential roofing experts at All American Roofing.

Commercial Roof Coatings

A roof coating is typically asphalt or acrylic-based. Experts install this type of coating by rolling, brushing or spraying a base layer and then another layer as a top coat. There are different coating options that you can choose from, including silicone, polyurethane and elastomeric.

On selecting a specific type of roof coating, roofing experts usually base their choice on the roof substrate as well as weathering and adhesion requirements.

When Is a Commercial Roof Coating Recommended?

Roof coatings are often considered environmentally friendly because they promote the reuse of your existing roof. When you opt for a roof coating, there’s no need for a complete tear-off and disposal of your old roof.

However, it’s also important to keep in mind that roof coatings are not a permanent or long-term solution. They can extend the service life of your roof, but you will still have to eventually take on a roof replacement. Moreover, roof coatings only for commercial roof systems with no leaks or trapped moisture. It’s also critical that the roof has been inspected and confirmed to be structurally sound. If your commercial roof has already reached its 15-year mark, a roof coating may only serve as a stop-gap measure.

All American Roofing is a trusted roof insurance claims specialist. For over 30 years, we have been the local homeowners’ top choice for a variety of roofing and home improvement needs. Call us at (888) 786-0400 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve homeowners in OKC, Edmond and Norman, OK.