The purpose of commercial roof coatings is to improve various aspects of roof performance and to increase the roof’s lifespan. Most coatings have elastomeric properties and are very similar to paint in consistency and mode of application, but they are different in terms of the roof features they are intended to enhance. Common types of coatings applied on commercial roofing Aurora CO buildings include:
- Silicone coatings – the solution offers great protection from the elements as well as resistance to UV radiations. If you choose a white variety, you can benefit from the coating’s superior reflective properties that prevents the absorption of solar heat and can contribute to energy savings;
- Acrylic – the water-based coating is also very resistant to the harmful effects of solar rays and it improves the roof’s reflective properties, but offers moderate resistance to moisture penetration. Acrylic coatings come in a variety of different colors;
- Urethane coatings – these coatings come in two types, aromatic and aliphatic. To achieve the best, overall protection of the roof from water as well as from heat and other types of harm caused by the elements, the two types are usually combined. Urethane coats can also be combined with silicone or acrylic coatings for an even more durable protection.