Silicone is a product that has been used in the construction industry for many decades, but its entrance into the roofing market has been fairly recent. More recently, silicone has become a product used in residential roofing applications. As the material has become more stable and more user-friendly, it has become apparent to manufacturers that an “Average Joe” could apply this to his house, shed, garage, or camper.
There are so many roofing systems available today, it can be extremely difficult to know which roofing system is best for your roof. Silicone roof coatings are a great alternative to many of the more common systems available.
Because silicone is so new in the residential roof coating market, let’s take a minute to look at the benefits it can provide.
The Benefits of Silicone Roof Coatings
Silicone roof coatings have many benefits that commercial building owners have recognized for many years. For a more detailed discussion of these benefits, click here.
The major benefit of silicone roof coatings is that they are liquid-applied, which lends to their seamless and leak-free qualities. Seamless means there is no heat loss through the seams, and also no risk of leaking at the seams. There are no fasteners with silicone roof coatings, so they don’t lose heat or risk leaking at the fasteners, either.
Silicone roof coatings are reflective, so they keep your home cooler in the summer, which saves you money on your energy bill. Our coatings are also renewable, so at the end of your 20-year warranty you can apply another coating of our material and it is good to go again, completely watertight.
How Do Silicone Roof Coatings Work
Many homeowners still don’t know how roof coatings can work for their home. Here is a basic rundown of how they work and the process behind them.
If your roof has debris on it, you will need to sweep it off with a push broom or something similar. Just get rid of the big chunks of dirt and other things. Then, we recommend you power wash the roof to ensure you get all the grime off. Depending on your roof age and material, you may need a primer, but most likely you won’t need one. The next step is to roll-apply our roof coating directly to your roofing system. That’s right, once you’ve cleaned it, our material goes straight on. After it dries, you’re done! That’s the entire process.
With the benefits outlined above and in more detail here, and the ease of installation of silicone roof coatings, it begins to look like a no brainer as a system. You can install it yourself, maintain it yourself, and renew it yourself after twenty years. Call us today to speak with an associate, or head on over to our shop right now!