It’s hard to find a roofing product that will effectively protect your building for years, or preferably decades. Metal is often chosen due to its durability, recyclability and cost. However, when a metal roof is on a building in a coastal area, the sea air can cause corrosion – leading to rust, leaks and other costly damage. The best way to defend your roof against salty sea air is with a dependable SEBS rubber roof coating.

Salt and Metal

Living near an ocean has its perks, but the problems may outweigh them after a few years — especially if your building has a metal roof. Sure, when metal roofs are properly cared for and protected, they can last 3-7 years longer than a typical roof with asphalt shingles. That’s why they’re popular on large commercial buildings. Some copper and zinc roofs have even lasted more than 100 years without needing to be replaced. However, salt in the air mixed with rain and humidity leads to deterioration in metal, cutting the value of that investment significantly.

Rust Inhibitors

Protecting your metal roof from rust and corrosion should be a priority. Rust inhibitors are built right into RC-2000 from Inland Coatings, making it resistant to salts, alkali and acids. That means that any roof that’s been treated with the rubber roof coating is actively protected against future damage from salty sea air. It also boasts superior weatherability, with high ultraviolet and ozone resistance. This can lead to a longer service life for your metal roof.

Surfaces Protected by RC-2000

Metal roofs aren’t the only things the RC-2000 can protect. In fact, it can also be applied to metal buildings, flashings and gutters. Modified and BUR roofs can be protected using this rubber roof coating, as well as EPDM, Hypalon, and TPO roofs. It can also be applied to concrete surfaces and polyurethane foam.

Prepping Metal Roofs for Coatings

You could be using the best products available to you and still see leaks if they’re not applied properly. That’s why Inland Coatings works with certified contractors to ensure the application process is followed correctly. Inland Coatings’ regional sales manager says, “The key to any successful roof coating is proper prep work in regards to laps, seams fasteners and penetrations. Proper prep reduces callbacks to contractors tremendously.”

If you’re interested in learning how to protect your metal roof from corrosion caused by salty sea air, contact Inland Coatings.