Elastomeric Roof Coatings
Elastomeric Roof Coating is among the most secure systems you will find on buildings today. If you are considering a new project for your home or business, our roofing contractors are prepared to answer all of your questions and provide the best solutions to create a stronger system that resists leaks and weathering for years.
Elastomeric roof systems give your structure unmatched water- and weather resistance capabilities. This super-strong coating gives the entire top layer of your home the ability to expand and contract. This is important because it compensates for the natural shifting and swaying that buildings go through on a constant basis due to wind and settling.
The benefits of this coating include:
- Energy efficiency
- Solar reflectivity
- Aesthetic value
- Return on investment
An elastomeric roof is rubber based and can be mixed into almost any color imaginable. We can apply a layer that can be custom colored in a way similar to the way paint is mixed. The base color is white, and many home and business owners opt for this because it reflects solar rays back into the atmosphere. This makes your home or business supremely energy efficient. It keeps the building cooler, reducing HVAC costs, and it delays the aging process introduced by the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
An elastomeric roof has a much greater reflective capacity than asphalt shingles or traditional materials used on top of your home. While old materials will absorb about 75 percent of UV rays as heat and reflect just 25 percent, elastomeric coatings that are white or light in color are capable of the exact inverse. They repel about 75 to 80 percent of solar rays and absorb only 20-25 percent. That results in a fantastic savings on your monthly energy bills.
An elastomeric coating not only adds aesthetic value and protection to your home, it also increases the value of your home should you decide to put it up on the market for sale. More professionals in the real estate industry are contracting to have these coatings applied because they are great selling points and add to the valuation of the home.
If you are considering a new system you should recognize one key fact – this system will outlast other systems by 10, 15, maybe 20 years. It is far more durable because of its elasticity (hence the “elasto” part of the name) and can last up to 50 years. For most home and business owners, this is the last surface they will ever have to put on top of their structure. That offers peace of mind!
An elastomeric roof system is also being added to green building projects because it reduces a home or business’s carbon footprint. It is simply better for the environment. Not only does it cut down on energy bills and last longer, it does not need to be peeled up every ten years and replaced like some traditional materials. Where the environmental impact becomes clear is when you look at the amount of materials that end up in landfills. Tons upon tons of these bulky materials stack up every year and leak toxic chemicals like tar, glue and plastic into the environment.
An elastomeric roof does not really require much maintenance at all. It simply needs periodic cleaning. New layers can be reapplied should substantial wear take place from severe weather. Even though these surfaces can withstand even the harshest weather, over time, every material on earth will eventually wear down. Overall, it requires far less care than traditional materials alone.