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Benefits of Silicone Roof Coatings

27 March, 2015

There are many different roofing options to homeowners today, systems that have been around for many years that lots of homeowners and builders trust. There is a new material, however, that has only been used in roofing applications for around 20-30 years. This new material, silicone, is a spray-applied system that has become a hit in the commercial market. As it becomes more prevalent commercially, it is also used more in the residential market where it is most commonly roll-applied. Let’s look at the benefits silicone roof coatings can provide to homeowners and how they can protect your personal property.

Silicone Roof Coatings Benefit Your Home

There are many benefits that silicone provides to your home, and we’ll be looking at three in this post. The first is waterproofing. Silicone coatings are applied in liquid form and create a seamless roof membrane that is 100% leak-free. Next, silicone coatings are easy to apply and maintain, meaning you don’t have to spend days on your roof working, but hours. Or instead of hiring a contractor, you can do the work yourself.

Thirdly, silicone roof coatings save you money on your energy bill by keeping your house cooler in the summer. This allows you to run your AC less, and therefore save money on your energy bills. Silicone roof coatings provide some clear benefits to your home once installed.

Benefits of silicone coatings

Silicone adheres to silicone, so you can renew your roof by adding a new layer after 10-15 years.

Silicone Roof Coatings Benefit the Environment

Silicone roof coatings are renewable, so after 15-20 years of the coating’s life on your roof, you can reapply the coating and receive 15-20 years of further use. This allows you to keep from disposing of roofing materials and adding to the landfill.

In the same way coatings benefit the home and homeowner, the reflectivity of the coating benefits the environment by reducing the urban heat island effect which disrupts weather patterns and can damage the ozone layer.

Finally, silicone roof coatings are inert, which means they don’t damage the environment if they are finally disposed of. If the roof is peeled off to reroof the home or other building, the silicone will not be damaging once it is placed in the garbage system.

Conclusion

Silicone roof coatings provide significant benefits to home owners and the environment. Coupled with the fact that they can be installed by you, are cheaper than other roofing systems, and often have a longer life, and you have a “miracle” system that is a no brainer to choose. Check out our shop if you’d like to order coatings or a test kit now.

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