Roofs are expensive. They have a limited warranty and many businesses and homeowners are starting to place solar panels and heavy equipment on them. Armor Garage offers a rubber roof coating that can protect you and the head of your employees.
How long do roofs last?
Roofs perform a vital function on every building or structure. They protect from the elements. However, these elements are the same factor that cause significant wear and tear over time.
Depending on where you live and the material you use, a roof lasts between 15 and 50 years. A shingle roof requires replacement much faster than tar or concrete. However, they are lighter and used where an angle is required by an ordinance.
Concrete roofs last the longest at up to 50 years but are prone to cracking and chipping. Concrete is a porous material that absorbs rather than repels the elements.
Coating my Roof
There is a way to protect your roof. Companies offer protective coatings that repel rather than absorb water while withstanding much more force.
There are several types of coating to choose from such as:
- Tar or asphalt
Tar coatings offer a minimal amount of protection and must be reapplied frequently. This was the only standard decades ago but there are many more options available today. The smell, pollution, and longevity are problematic.
Rubber v. Silicone Coating
Resilient rubber and silicone coatings offer superior protection. Silicone materials are great for UV protection and the prevention of ponding on flat roofs. However, this material is difficult to apply and has a shelf life of 15 years.
Rubber coating, applied the same way as silicone in liquid form, provides the same UV and water protection as silicone. It also lasts longer with a 15 to 25 year lifespan. You need less coats at $1.50 to $2.50 per square foot.
When should I coat a roof?
The weather is a factor in any state. Wind, water, and large storms happen in almost any state. This places a roof at risk anywhere. Nowhere is safe from wear and tear.
Roof coating is perfect for nearly everyone. It helps prevent damage, is reappliable, and keeps your home or business from experiencing the impact of a leak.
The only time you may not need a coating is when you possess a new rubber roof. However, this option costs up to $16,000 and requires regular maintenance. It may not provide the look you want either.
A rubber coating supplies clear protection without the need to break the bank. You gain the benefits without the look of the material.
Rubber Roof Coating
Armor Garage supplies liquid rubber roof coating in bulk. We aim to please our customers with options for asphalt, metal and the occasional aging rubber roof. Gain superior protection without buying an entirely new roof.
Visit our website or get in touch with us for a free quote. Give your roof the protection it needs and help protect one of your most significant investments.