Types of Roof Coatings
An elastomeric coating is a coating that’s capable of being stretched at least twice its original length (100% elongation) and recovering to its original dimensions.
Elastomerics are used in commercial roofing as a liquid that gets applied on top of an existing roofing system to form a membrane. They also make the roof:
- a monolithic layer
- cooler by adding an element of reflectivity from the sun
- have an extended life
- have a 10-20-year warranty
What Are The Three Types of Elastomeric Coatings
he three most popular types of elastomeric coatings are acrylic, silicone, and urethane.
Acrylic – water-based coating that’s only applied to roofs with a slope. If an acrylic roof has standing water (meaning the water just sits there and does not run off the roof), the standing water will cause the reversion of the coating back to a fluid and eventually wash right off your roof.
Acrylics are typically 52% solids by volume and 48% water, so when it’s applied, almost half of the product is lost through evaporation. Although cheaper than other elastomeric coatings, you’ll need to apply much more product to account for what’s lost during evaporation.
Silicone – is a silicone resin-based coating that’s 96% solids/4% carrier. This means 96% of what goes down on your roof will stay on your roof. Silicones perform great on flat roofs because they can withstand ponding water. Silicones are a middle-of-the-road coating in terms of performance and price.
Silicones are twice as resistant to weathering as acrylics, but also more expensive.
Urethane – urethanes have the most impact resistance of any elastomeric roof coating available. However, urethanes are very expensive compared to the other two and do not hold up to standing water very well.
Aluminum Roof Coating
Pure waterproofing asphalt and high grade aluminum pigments combine to give a tough, durable reflective shield against weather and sun damage while increasing the energy efficiency of your home. Our acrylic elastomeric products provide a rubber-like membrane that seals out moisture while cooling your home in summer and insulating it in winter. Choose Century for the best value in reflective roof protection all year round.
It will seal, protect, and reflect solar heat using a proven blend of selected waterproofing pigments. Forms an excellent adhesive bond with most substrates. Areas immediately under roof will remain approximately 15-20 degrees cooler in summer. In winter, heat is reflected back into the building, saving energy costs. Dries bright silver.
• Metal & Concrete Roofs
• Weathered Asphalt
• Metal Buildings/Grain Bins
• Built-Up Roofs & Mobile Homes
• Modified Bitumen, SBS & APP
• Bright Aluminum Color
• Saves Energy Costs
• Superior Reflectivity
• Our Best Aluminum Roof Coating
Silicone Roof Coating
A silicone roof coating system is a single layer (applied in one or two coats) of silicone that’s rolled or sprayed on as a liquid to fill in cracks, blisters, and seams.
The process does not improve the insulation or underlying system, but it does add an extra layer of protection from the elements.
Facility owners tend to opt for a roof coating system when their roof is in good shape but just needs to be renewed from older age and normal wear and tear.
The process of installing a coating system is straightforward.
- First, an infrared inspection should be performed to see if there are any saturated areas of insulation under the membrane. After those saturated areas have been removed and replaced, the entire roof surface is power washed clean to remove any contaminants.
- After the primer has been installed (if needed), the seams of the membrane are then reinforced.
- Once all of the miscellaneous repairs have been performed to the existing roof system, silicone is sprayed, or roller applied over the entire surface of the roof.
- After the silicone coating system has been completed, a final inspection will be performed by a third-party or the manufacturer’s representative to verify all the necessary repairs were performed properly and the silicone is applied with the right amount of thickness. When the repairs and silicone coating applications are approved, the final warranty is issued.
Types of Roofing We Offer:
Can Sustain High WindsDue to its resistance to severe weather, concrete and clay tiles continue to be the preferred roofing material among homeowners in areas with hurricane activity or frequent wind and hail storms like we have here in many parts of Florida. With proper installation, tile roofing is one of a few select roofing systems that is proven to withstand sustained winds of 150 miles per hour.
EconomicalClay and concrete tile roofs are one of the most cost-effective choices due to their long lifespan—50 to 100 years or more. Both concrete and clay tile outlast other roofing materials, with manufacturers offering warranties from 50 years to the life of the structure. In fact, in Asia and Europe, many structures with clay roof tiles have remained intact, functional and beautiful for centuries.
Requires Limited MaintenanceAll roofing systems require some maintenance, but under normal conditions here in Florida, tile roofs require minimal maintenance. With tile, maintenance is restricted to gutters, protrusion flashings, and venting. With other roofing systems, maintenance may include coating, painting, cleaning, and/or sealing the majority of the roof surface. SunPro Contracting can help you choose the tile roofing choice, style and color to best enhance the architectural needs of your home. Call us for a free consultation and estimate today.
Composition Shingles (Asphalt Shingles) are the most common shingle you will see on homes in the Central Florida areas and the US. Up to 80% of all homes in the United States have composition shingle roofs.
“3 Tab Shingle”
You’ll hear asphalt and composition shingles referred to as “three-tab”, because they come in a strip with notches that create what appears to be three separate shingles.
Premium Composition/Asphalt Shingle products are called “architectural” or “dimensional” shingles. These thicker, often laminated shingles-cast shadow lines like a thick wood shake. As you can see in the picture above, the result is a rich, textured appearance rather than the traditional flat surface of standard three-tab shingles.
All asphalt shingles are coated with a layer of mineral granules that protect the shingle from sunlight, add color and, in some cases, help resist algae and fungus growth. Manufacturers can discourage unwanted plant life by adding copper or zincto the granule mix.
We Offer a Wide Selection of Designs and Colors
SunPro Contracting works with the top manufacturers to give you the greatest selection of Composition Shingles. The choices can be mind boggling but we can help you quickly sort through your options based on your budget, architecture, color and preferences. Give us a call today to set a free consultation and estimate.
Here at SunPro Contracting, customer satisfaction is our primary concern. In fact, in order to ensure each costumer’s happiness, we have a three-part goal for each roof replacement or installation we perform:
- Giving You a Roof That Will Last Longer: When it comes to installing long-lasting roofs in Central Florida, the key factor is which materials are used. While metal roofing panels are one of the more expensive materials on the market, they have also proven to be one of the longest-enduring materials.
- Using Energy Efficient Designs and Materials: In order to cut down on heating and cooling costs, energy efficient roofs in Central Florida are a necessary feature of any modern home. One option for an energy efficient roof is the use of materials which are designed to deflect heat and sunlight, such as metal. If you have any questions regarding which materials will best fit your needs, feel free to contact one of our professionals.
- Low Maintenance: Our experts know that low maintenance roofs in Central Florida are highly sought after in modern homes. Metal roofs are inherently wind resistant, which means that this material will not only give you a longer-lasting roof, but will require less maintenance throughout its life as well.
After working on hundreds of homes, there’s a very good possibility that we have worked with your friends, co-workers, or neighbors. Mobile and manufactured homes in parks such as Whispering Palms, Oak Crest, Carriage Court Central, College Park Village, Lakeshore Landings, Gulf Stream Harbor and more all face the same harsh Florida weather and moist climate. You not only want your roof to protect you and your family, but also be dependable in varying conditions and have low maintenance requirements. Our membrane roofs carry the added bonus of reducing your heating and cooling expenses in addition to all the other benefits.
Advantages of Membrane Roofing
- Lifetime Transferable Warranty
- Reflects UV rays
- Resistant to hail, wind, and other harsh weather
- 3x tougher than industry standards
- Will not promote microbial growth
- Reduces Roof Noise and Rumble
- Won’t rust like metal or leak like shingles