FAQs

Roof coatings come in several different formulations depending on the type of roof currently on your building. Some examples are:

  1. High Solid Silicone
  2. Solvent Based Thermoplastic
  3. Elastomeric (Acrylic Polymers)
  4. Elastomeric Aluminum (SBS modified)
Most types of roofs are candidates for a coating depending on their current condition and the existing level of water infiltration. The following roof types can be coated:

  1. Metal – Kynar, Galvalume and Galvanized
  2. TPO
  3. Hypalon
  4. PVC
  5. EPDM
  6. Mod Bit
  7. Concrete
  8. Smooth BUR
In most cases it is a candidate for an energy efficient commercial coating. We have rust inhibitors as a first coat to stop the rust from growing before we add a roof coating product.
No, in most cases your roof could also be retrofit with PolyIso insulation and TPO single ply membrane. This is also an energy efficient answer to replacing all of the panels.
All of our commercial roof coatings are energy star rated. These products will significantly bring down the oven effect that a hot roof causes inside of a building. They also qualify for an energy tax credit. Consult your CPA.

Coating your roof stops the need for a complete roof tear off which results in hauling tons of old commercial roofing material to the landfill.

Commercial roof coatings are considered a maintenance repair and are completely deductible in the year installed. Our roof coatings are available with 10, 15 and 20 year warranties which are equivalent to a new single ply (TPO, EPDM) roof warranty.

Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. More information can be found at https://www.energystar.gov/
Roof coating costs are usually around 60% of the cost of a complete re-roof.
The roof is one of the most expensive components of a building envelope. Failure to properly maintain a commercial roof is not covered by a manufacturer’s guarantee.
  1. Lack of routine maintenance
  2. Improper repairs by non-authorized contractors
  3. Structural problems…building movement
  4. Mother Nature…hail, wind, heavy snow loads
  5. Contamination of the membrane by harmful chemicals…such as oil and grease
  6. Damage caused by other trades
  7. Excessive traffic on the roof
  8. Vandalism, impact from falling objects
  1. Forgetting about maintenance
  2. Exposure…long-term exposure to the elements
  3. Structural movement
  4. Biological growth
  5. Not fixing problems promptly
  6. Change in the use of the building…an increase in the relative humidity of a building can cause severe condensation problems within the roofing system
A properly trained commercial roofing contractor can act as your roof consultant to identify problems present and future.

Finding water under the substrate requires special tools and knowledge. We have a FLIR Thermal Imaging Scope with a built in moisture meter to find the water in your roof. We also can do core sampling to further pinpoint the water damage. Water issues need to be caught early or much larger problems like rotten roof decking will occur.

We are happy to answer all of your questions.
(913) 489-7890