Is Elastomeric Roofing Right for My Business?
A complete overhaul of your business’ roof can be expensive and inconvenient. The good news is that Alliance Roofing Company can upgrade your current roof with elastomeric roofing to provide additional protection and cut costs on your energy bill.
What is elastomeric roofing?
Elastomeric roofing is a roof coating applied to various roof materials. Whether your commercial roof is a metal roof, concrete roof, bitumen, modified bitumen, or EDPM roof, an elastomeric coating protects your roof. The elastomeric coating can prevent leaks, stop current leaks, and limit weathering. As its name implies, an elastomeric roof coating is made from an elastic material that stretches and moves with your roof, making it more durable.
When should I apply an elastomeric coating?
The best time to apply an elastomeric coating to your roof is at the first sign of aging. Elastomeric roofing acts as a seal protecting from further damage a crack or leak might bring. If your roof is new, why wait until you have a problem to apply this protective coating? Elastomeric roofing can coat any roofing surface, so if you have questions about whether or not to apply this product to your commercial roof, request a free estimate with Alliance Roofing Company today.
What should I consider when choosing an elastomeric roof coating?
There are many properties to review when choosing an elastomeric roof coating that’s right for you.
- Elasticity: This is the ability of a material to stretch. But it’s also important that it recovers well. A rubber band that stretches but doesn’t return to its normal shape is ineffective. If a roof coating can stretch as well as recover, it will move without cracking when the roof expands and contracts as the weather changes.
- Perm Factor: This is the resistance to moisture. Look for a low number that indicates less moisture passing through the material.
- Moisture Gain by Weight: A measurement that reveals how well a product repels versus absorbs moisture. Roofs are more likely to deteriorate if they absorb moisture.
- Tensile Strength: This is the ability for the product to remain intact and not break. Be sure to compare the tensile strength of a new coating with an aged coating to make sure it can hold up in the elements.
- Peel Adhesion: This measures the ability of the material to remain attached to the roof despite unfavorable conditions.
- Tear Resistance: This reveals how effectively the coating resists tears as a result of foot traffic, roof movement, or shifts in the environment.
- Reflectivity: This measures the amount of solar heat that reflects away from the roof. An elastomeric roof coating with high reflectivity will reduce maintenance needs, limit premature roof failure, and increase energy efficiency.
Want to make sure you’re getting the best product for your commercial roof? One of our GAF Certified Roofing Contractors is available to give you the best recommendation for elastomeric roofing.
Contact Alliance Roofing Company today for more information about elastomeric roofing. We’re committed to upgrading commercial roofs throughout the greater Houston area so you can enjoy lower energy bills and greater confidence in your roof.