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Elastomeric Roof Coating

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Eagle Rivet has the solution all of your roofing needs. We offer a variety of services including:

  • New Roof Construction
  • Roof Renovation
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Roof Leak Repair
  • Waterproofing
  • Flat Roofing

  • Rubber Roofing
  • Flat Roof Repair
  • EPDM Roofing
  • Thermoset Membrane
  • Thermoplastic Membranes
  • Roof Insulation

What Is Roof Coating?

Whether you’re a do-it-yourself type when it comes to a leaky roof, or you’re looking for someone to help with the repairs it’s important to understand the benefits of roof coatings. Most roof coatings are monolithic, fully-adhered fluid that is applied to the roof. This coating helps to seal the building, keeping the elements at bay. Contact us today to learn which roof coating is the best fit for your needs.

What Is Elastomeric Roof Coating?

Elastomeric coatings are the ideal coatings for nearly all roofs. The elastic properties of elastomeric coating enable it to deal with extreme temperature swings, both heat in the summer and the frigid cold of New England winters. Elastomeric coatings are incredibly effective at creating a membrane over the existing roof membrane and fixing leaks. Traditionally these coatings are applied in a coating that is thicker than paint and, when done correctly, will extend the functional life of your roof.

What Are The Types Of Elastomeric Coating?

There are four basic types of elastomeric coatings, acrylic-based, butyl-based, polyurethane-based, and silicone-based. Acrylic-based elastomeric coating is one of the more popular types. In addition to its longevity, it is environmentally friendly and easy to apply and clean up. For flat roofs butyl-based elastomeric coating is the most common coating system. This coating adheres more securely to PVC, TPO, and other single-ply roofing systems. In the Northeast, where many homes require a vapor barrier to protect from snow and the elements of frigid winters, this is the ideal roof coating. For commercial buildings, most of which have an EPDM roof, polyurethane-based elastomeric coatings are optimal. These “rubber roofs” are laid in large sheets, from 10-50 feet wide and up to 200 feet long, and typically have wider seams which the polyurethane-based coating is able to fill and seal. For the most extreme weather protection, silicone-based elastomeric coatings are the way to go. These coatings are unsurpassed in extending a roof’s life in even the harshest of conditions.

Advantages Of A Roof Coating

There are an array of benefits to using a roof coating to seal a roof membrane. Many elastomeric coatings increase energy efficiency and savings through reducing electric and cooling costs. These coatings are also seamless due to the application process, increasing the effectiveness of stopping and repairing leaks. Roof coatings can be used to add up to 25 years to the life of a roof- and only for a couple hundred dollars!

Using an elastomeric roof coating is one of the only, and certainly most effective, ways to increase the usefulness and longevity of a roof while lowering energy costs. If you’re unsure which coating is right for you don’t hesitate to contact us and one of our roofing experts will help you through the process of deciding what is best for you.