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Silicone Coatings and Commercial Roofs

Commercial roof coatings have experienced quite a considerable growth in demand in recent years. This is mainly thanks to property owners slowly recognizing their inherent advantages. The extra layer of protection that coatings provide your roofing system has proven quite effective in almost all qualities that matter to a roof: performance, durability and energy efficiency.

Silicone Coatings and Commercial Roofs

Silicone roof coatings are perhaps one of the most in-demand coating products today. Let our experts at All American Roofing show you the basics of this incredibly useful and versatile material.

Advantages of Silicone Coatings

Silicone roof coatings rank high in terms of water-resistance and this alone is one quality even your own roofing contractor will swear by. The material itself is moisture-cured which means it has superb water-resistance. In fact, high levels of humidity actually help cure the coat even further. Unlike acrylic or polyurethane, silicone roof coatings withstand weather-related wear and tear with very little erosion. Exposure to UV rays do not “dry” out this material which means it remains soft but durable throughout its life span.

Known Weaknesses

Unfortunately, silicone surfaces are a magnet for dust and dirt. Over time, these can cover up your roof, reducing the reflectivity of the coating and, as a consequence, your energy efficiency as well. Moreover, silicone coatings trade overall performance with cost, but not particularly from installation, materials and labor. The coats cannot be layered over each other. This means you must remove the old coat before you can re-apply a new one. This additional step drives labor costs a little higher than other similar roof coating products.

All American Roofing is your trusted local roofing company. OKC homeowners can give us a call at (405) 787-0400, and Tulsa residents can reach us at (918) 583-0100 and (888) 786-0400. You could also fill out our online contact form to request a free consultation with one of our experts today. We serve homeowners in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Broken Arrow as well as all nearby areas in OK.