Have you ever heard of silicone roof coatings? The term may only be used in roofing company dialogue; however, the application is quite popular among certain residential and commercial roofing systems. Silicone coatings are often applied to large commercial roofing systems; although, they are becoming increasingly common among residential properties. Since more residential property owners are opting to invest in silicone coatings, it’s important to explore the benefits this application can provide. Here’s All American Roofing’srundown of silicone coatings and how they can enhance a South Florida roofing system.
One of the major benefits to choosing a silicone coating for your residential roof is the application’s water-resistance. Using silicone rather than acrylic application techniques can reinforce the roof’s water-resistant qualities. Due to Florida’s moist climate, residential roofs can experience heavy rainfall throughout the year, especially during the Atlantic Hurricane Season. A silicone coating is not completely waterproof, but it is strong enough to repel water from entering a South Florida home during aggressive weather patterns. Silicone coatings on flat roofs can withstand ponded water. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association(NRCA), this means the water can be held for up to 48 hours.
Additionally, silicone roof coatings do not need to be applied in multiple layers, as only a single coat of silicone suffices to seal the system. For residential flat roofs, this can be a major asset because one coat will yield the best results for optimal durability. By using less materials, a silicone roof coating can drive down construction costs and long-term repair costs for the residential property owner.
Residential flat roofs using silicone coatings are can reduce the levels of heat that enter the home due to the silicone’s reflective white coat. It will not keep heat out completely; however, white roofing materials have been proven to keep the roof and its respective building cool. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Coatings are like very thick paints that can protect the roof surface from ultra-violet (UV) light and chemical damage, and some offer water protection and restorative features.”
All in all, silicone coatings are a dependable option to extend the life of your residential flat roof. If you are interested in learning more about the residential roofing services available to you, do not hesitate to reach out to our team at All American Roofing. We can provide you with all the information you need to make an educated decision when investing in your roofing system. To schedule a visit from All American Roofing, please call 954-772-ROOF(7663).
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