For more than 40 years, contractors, building owners, facility managers, and architects have trusted Inland Coatings for roofing maintenance and repair. And equipment manufacturers and repair technicians have counted on our coatings to enhance protection and simplify maintenance. On top of being a great roof repair product, our aluminum coatings excel at sealing leaky fasteners, cracks, seams, and penetrations. Its versatility is due to excellent adhesion and easy application — you really can use it in many different facets.

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Aluminum coating is essentially a non-asphaltic, rubberized paint. It’s still a strong, durable material but it’s flexibility also allows it to expand and contract in ways aluminum roofing sheets cannot. It’s attractive, versatile, lightweight, and reflective — and gives you maximum coverage at an economical rate. No matter the application, you’ll only need one coat to achieve the desired performance.

Aluminum roof coatings can be used on a variety of roof types including metal roofs and siding, composition roofs, and built-up roofs, as well as truck and trailer tops, mobile homes, RVs, silos, and grain elevators. Almost any metal surface is fair game. Aluminum roof coatings act as a barrier between the roof and the elements, reducing the amount of wear on the roof over time. It completely changes the game — reduces repair needs, keeps the building cool, and postpones the need for a full roof replacement.

Benefits

  • Energy-Saving — Roof coatings help regulate indoor temperature by reflecting sunlight instead of absorbing it.
  • Prevents Rust — Adding an aluminum coating repels water and helps prevent rust, a common issue with metal roofs.
  • Extended Roof Life — Instead of fully replacing a metal roof, you can restore it for years to come by applying coatings.
  • UV-Resistant — Aluminum roof coatings reflect the majority of UV rays that would otherwise hit your roof, and in turn, protect it from costly sun damage.
  • Environmentally-Friendly — Choosing to install roof coatings in place of a full roof replacement is easier on the environment. You can avoid adding debris to the landfill by extending the life of your current roof.

Application

  1. When applying coatings to a new roof, let the surface weather for at least 90 days in advance.
  2. Prepare the surface by removing standing water, oils, rust, and dirt by blasting it with high pressure water, scraping it off, or using solvents. Any debris on the surface has the potential to hinder coating adhesion.
  3. Ensure the air temperature is between 50° and 100°F, and the product temperature is at a minimum of 60°.
  4. Apply with airless spray equipment, brushes, or rollers, similar to how you would apply paint. For the best outcome, use the airless spray equipment.
  5. If painting or rolling, pour a small amount of coating over an area, then work it in one direction, taking care not to overwork. Cover the surface as uniformly as possible.
  6. Allow four hours to dry and 24 hours to fully cure.

In addition to aluminum roof coatings, Inland carries rubber roof coatingssilicone roof coatingsacrylic roof coatings, and more. Each type of coating has its own unique properties that work best with certain roof types. If you’re not familiar with roof coatings, this list can seem exhaustive and overwhelming. Contact us or give us a call at 800-456-8467 to work through it with a knowledgeable team member. Together, you can decide which roof coating product is right for your roof type or application.