Roof Coating FAQ

Roof coatings are polymer-based sealants used to protect your roof from the weathering effects of the sun, wind, and rain. The coatings form a barrier that prevents water and other elements from penetrating the roofing system, damaging the substrate, and causing rust or deterioration. Roof coatings also reflect heat away from the roof surface, thus prolonging the life of a roofing system by protecting it from UV damage.

Silicone roof coatings are a cost-effective way to extend the life of your roof. They form a barrier against the elements, which can help prevent leaks and moisture damage. Additionally, they can reduce energy costs by reflecting heat and sunlight from the roof. Silicone coatings are resistant to mold, mildew, and other forms of degradation, making them a long-lasting and durable option for your roofing needs.

GE ENDURIS 3500 is a high-quality silicone coating that can be used on a variety of surfaces. It is ideal for use on metal, glass, and plastic substrates. This product provides outstanding gloss and color retention. Additionally, it offers excellent resistance to staining, chipping, and peeling. GE ENDURIS 3500 can also withstand extreme temperatures, making it perfect for use in both indoor and outdoor applications.

You should consider several factors when determining whether or not your roof needs coating. First, take into account the age of your roof. If your roof is more than 20 years old, it is likely that the original factory coating has worn off and will need replacing. 

Second, consider the climate in which you live. If you live in an area with a lot of sun and heat exposure, your roof will likely degrade faster and need to be coated more frequently. 

Finally, examine the condition of your shingles. If they are starting to curl or crack, it is a good indication that your roof could benefit from a new coat of sealant.

Yes, you can get a roof coating on an old roof. This can be a great way to extend the life of your old roof and protect it from weather damage. There are a few things to keep in mind when selecting a roof coating. 

  • First, make sure that the product you choose is appropriate for your roof material. For example, some products are designed specifically for asphalt shingles, while others work better on metal roofs. 
  • Second, keep in mind that roof coatings are not a permanent solution. They will need to be reapplied every few years to maintain their effectiveness. 
  • Finally, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully when applying the roof coating. This will ensure that it adheres properly and doesn’t cause any damage to your roof. We recommend enlisting the help of your local roofing contractor to ensure that the application process goes as smoothly as possible.

Roof coating involves adding a layer of protection to your roof to extend its lifespan. Many different types of coatings can be used for this purpose, but the most popular options are acrylics, urethanes, and silicones. These materials each have unique benefits and drawbacks, so it’s essential to consult with a professional before choosing one for your roof.

The process of coating a roof generally includes the following steps:

  • First, you must clean the surface of all dirt, debris, and loose material. Do NOT use a pressure washer for this job, as it can loosen shingles or cause more substantial damage. Instead, use a chemical cleaner specifically designed for roofs.
  • Once the surface is clean, assess and repair any damage to the roof. You must have a smooth surface before applying the coating.
  • Apply a primer to help the new coating material adhere better to the roof’s surface.
  • Once the primer has dried, apply two coats of top-quality roof coating. The first coat should be thinner to ensure penetration into the surface pores. The second coat can be applied at full strength.

Roof coatings can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years, depending on the type of coating and the condition of your roof. Most coatings will last 3-5 years in average weather conditions, but if you live in an area with extreme heat or cold, your coating may not last as long. If your roof is constantly exposed to UV rays, it will also degrade faster. Nevertheless, a roof coating is an excellent way to prolong your roof’s lifespan.

Generally, most roof coatings will be dry to the touch within 8-24 hours. However, this depends on the type of coating used and the weather conditions at the time of application. Roof coating will dry much faster in hot temperatures, while dew and high humidity may stall the process.

The best way to maintain your roof coating is to regularly check for cracks, debris, and other signs of damage. We recommend bi-annual roof inspections, one in spring and one in fall. This will help you catch damage before more extensive repairs are required. If you or your contractor find signs of damage, be sure to make repairs as soon as possible. 

You should also keep an eye out for any clogged gutters or downspouts, which can cause water to back up and overflow onto your roof. Make sure to clean out your gutters and downspouts regularly and ensure that all drainage is flowing correctly.

If you have any questions about maintaining your roof coating, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Yes, roof coatings can prevent leaks, but only if correctly applied and well-maintained.

A roof coating is a type of sealant applied to the roof surface to help protect it from the elements. It can help prevent water infiltration and extend the life of the roofing material. However, it is important to note that a roof coating will not fix a pre-existing leak and may require maintenance to remain effective.

Coating your roof is a great way to improve your home’s energy efficiency. By adding a layer of insulation to your roof, you can keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, leading to significant savings on your energy bill. In addition to improving your home’s energy efficiency, a roof coating can also help protect your roof from the elements and extend its lifespan. So if you’re looking for a way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and extend the life of your roof, a roof coating is worth considering.

The cost of roof coating will depend on the size and type of roof, as well as the materials used. Generally, a roof-coating job will run anywhere from $0.50 to $5 per square foot. 

Several factors will determine the final price for your project: the slope and surface area of your roof, the type of coating material you choose, and whether you need any repair work done before applying the coating. Be sure to get an accurate estimate from a qualified contractor before starting your project.