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12 Sep, 2016

Choosing the Best Roof Coating for Your Commercial Roof

As seasons change (or don’t change), you probably prepare your home, cars, and routines accordingly to work with the increase or decrease in temperatures. Living in colder climates, you might change the tires of your car from summer to winter tires or invest in all-season tires. Just as you consider factors like weather with your personal investments, you should do the same with your commercial roofing system.

Commercial Roof Coatings: What to Consider

Whether you are building a new property, opening a new business, or restoring the roof of a commercial property, you’ll need to consider the roof’s existing condition, climate, and other variables before choosing the best coating for your roof application. These factors, especially  weather, can greatly affect the type of coating that is needed to repair or restore your commercial roof. If your building is located in a dry, hot environment with a lot of sun exposure, you would probably need a different roof coating than a building in a location with its cold, snowy winters. Another factor to consider includes the type of roof system you have.

Seasonal Changes & Weather Extremes

Seasons and temperature play a major role in the damage your roof system might sustain as well as the type of coating your roof will need. Considering how the seasons change in your region and the types of weather extremes your roof will face are essential for choosing the right commercial roof coating. Sun exposure, rainfall, and snowfall all play parts in the type of damage your roof could incur, and the proper roof coating will minimize this damage and prolong the life of your roof. Our rubber roof coating systems at Inland Coatings are Energy Star rated for their high solar reflectance. This means that a roof in Texas will benefit greatly from this type of coating because it will keep the air inside your building regulated while protecting your roof from the radiating heat.

Condition of the Existing Roof

Before you choose a commercial roof coating, you first need to consider the condition of your roof and what purpose the new coating will serve. Do you need to repair a specific problem in your existing roof—for instance,  rusting, leaks, or alligatoring? If so, what is the specific type of damage? Are you adding a coating to a brand new roofing system with no damage? Your answers to these questions will help you determine the type of coating to use on your roof. Our team can assist you with selecting the best coating for your roof if you have questions.

Type of Commercial Roof System

Considering the materials your roof is made out of as well as its size and slope will be important when choosing a restorative and protective coating. These factors determine the types of damage that may occur on your roof. For instance, a metal roof will often develop leaks from expansion and contraction or  corrosion from years of exposure to the elements, while a spray polyurethane foam roof will quickly deteriorate from sun exposure if not protected. Based on the type and condition of your roofing system,  you  will want to find a coating that provides the benefits and protection that your specific system needs.

Quality Roof Coatings Solutions

Once you know the kind of roof coating you’ll need for your application, you’ll want to be sure to find a brand or manufacturer that supplies quality roof coatings that give your desired results. Our commercial rubber roof coatings have high corrosion resistance, excellent physical properties, and ease of application. We will make honest recommendations based on our 35 years in the business of manufacturing rubber roof coatings that fit your individual needs and application. Contact our experienced team for assistance.