Waterproofing coating. Worker applies bitumen mastic on the foundation. Roofer cover the rooftop polymer modified bitumen waterproofing primer, with a roller brush.

What Is the Best Roof Coating?

There are a number of different roof coatings to choose from, each one bringing different benefits and support to your roof and overall structure.

Depending on your budget and the style of roof you have, different roof coatings may be more or less appropriate.

What Is Roof Coating?

Elastomeric roof coatings are quite literally a coating on your roof that replaces traditional shingles. They are the most popular option for most commercial buildings.

Elastomeric roof coatings:

What Is the Best Metal Roof Coating?

The best coating for a metal roof will have high tensile strength. This means great durability and the ability to stand up to a range of weather conditions, including high heat and intense cold without cracking or breaking.

The most inexpensive option is acrylic coating. This option is extremely durable, great for hot weather due to its reflectivity, and a great choice for metal roofs.

However, acrylic coating is not as moisture resistant as a butyl coating, which may be a concern depending on the local climate. Butyl coating is a bit more expensive, but it is also even stronger than acrylic and a popular choice for metal roofing.

What Roof Coatings Are Best for Cold Weather?

Not all roof coating substances are easy to work with when temperatures are cooler. Depending on the timing of your install, this factor could weigh into your choice.

For example, acrylic or asphalt roof coating will not adhere properly if applied during temperatures lower than 50 degrees Fahrenheit because it is a water-based solution.

Perhaps the best option for cold weather areas is a polyurethane roof coating, which is extremely durable, adheres well to most surfaces, and strong enough to manage temperature changes caused by weather.

Get the right roof coating for your roof when you call Four Seasons Roofing to set up a consultation today.

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