The Pros And Cons of Orlando Three Roof Coating Options
February 17, 2017
Choosing the proper Orlando roof coating can help you protect your home. Here are the pros and cons for three types that we think will benefit your roof and home.
An Orlando roof coating is important because it’s a liquid applied roofing membrane that serves as the topmost layer of protection for the membrane. It receives the impact of sunlight, rain, hail and other damages that might occur. Having a roof coating on your Orlando home can solve leaks with almost any type of roofing material and can ultimately extend the roof life by providing protection.
Acrylic roof coating is an inexpensive water based solution that is good for most climates. One of the acrylics coating strength’s is that it offers an excellent balance of value and cost and they’re UV resistant and easy to work with. A weakness to consider is for states that go through rainy seasons. They won’t benefit from acrylic roof coating and the weather will cause the material to lose its thickness.
There are two main types of polyurethane Orlando roof coatings; aromatic and aliphatic. The aromatic coating is less expensive but not UV stable, and the aliphatic coating is more expensive but is UV stable. The aliphatic coating can also hold color well and stay cleaner than other roof coatings. One of its strengths is the roof coating is durable, water resistant, and stays clean. One of its weakness is that they are more expensive than acrylic and have a strong odor.
The great thing about silicone Orlando roof coatings is that they are moisture resistant and the humidity will not affect it, (great news for us Florida residents). A strength silicone has is that by using this type of coating it can eliminate the need for a primer and it’s great in areas where it rains often. Along with it being humid resistant and water resistant the material does not get hard or brittle lasting longer than other roof coatings. A weakness of this type of coating is that it’s hard to remove or replace. When needing re-coating, you need to remove the coating completely or re-coat with similar silicone.
At Over The Top Roofers we know just the right Orlando roof coating for your home. Applying the coating to your home can look easy, but without proper knowledge of the coating may lead to future repair costs, which is where we come in. Call us today for your free estimate!