What are Commercial Roof Coatings?

Commercial roof coatings create a seamless waterproofing layer over your existing roofing system in order to extend the service life of your existing roofing system, removing the need for costly roof replacements.

Roof coatings can be installed on nearly every type of commercial roofing system, often extending the service life of your roof by up to 20 years. An When installed by a certified commercial roofing contractor like Simpson, most systems can be installed with the backing of a manufacturer’s material and labor warranty.

Recognizing that every roofing system is different, we’ll perform a thorough professional inspection to recommend the most suitable coating type for your specific setup (TPO vs PVC roofing, acrylic roof coating, modified bitumen roof, etc). We’ve highlighted the main benefits of coating systems here.

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Thorough Protection: Commercial roof coatings are also like waterproof windbreakers that offer long-term weather and water protection. And our elastomers actively resist deterioration from dirt and dust accumulation. It’s like a high-end jacket for your roof. Coatings also offer extensive protection again the biggest – and arguably least considered – enemy of any commercial roofing system: long-term heat aging and UV exposure.

Energy Efficiency: By reflecting the summer’s meanest lava-hot sun rays and lowering your building’s emissivity, a white commercial roof coating can greatly prolong the service life of your roof top units. And by massively reducing thermal transfer, that means your HVAC units are running significantly less and last longer, all while keeping your utility bills downs.

Budget Friendliness: Coating installations are relatively quick and non-intrusive, not to mention less than half the price of a poorly-maintained roof that will require a full roof replacement. As cost-conscious protectors and powerful lifetime extenders, coatings can extend your roof’s life by 5-20 years. A little now saves a lot of maintenance and repair costs in the long run.

Easy Installation: Easy to install and significantly less intrusive or time consuming than a full replacement. Commercial roof coatings also have the advantage of waterproofing inaccessible buildings or those with restrictions on hot asphalt or heat welding.

Structural Benefits: Not only is installation a breeze, but the coating itself is completely non-intrusive. With no essentially zero added weight, your building structure will remain sound and undisturbed.

LEED Credits: Commercial roof coatings reduce thermal transfer and, as a result, the urban heat island effect, putting you significantly closer to earning your building its LEED certification.

Roof Coating Types

Maybe it would’ve been easier to spell out what this service can’t offer. But to start with the pros, our commercial roof coatings can save the day of any inaccessible roof, those with numerous penetrations, any plagued with standing water issues, or those with hot asphalt or heat welding restrictions. We’re able to install over metal, modified bitumen roofs, single ply roofing, and BUR roofing systems. It’s a budget-friendly, customizable service that’s consistently proven to be the most affordable way to protect the integrity of your roof.

Silicone Roof Coating

This high-solid sealant is the no-nonsense bouncer your roof needs. With super strong adhesion to nearly every substrate, low odor, fast cure rate, and long-term ponding water resistance, silicone is one of our toughest lines of defense. And with the versatility for installation over modified bitumen roofs, smooth BUR roofing system, EPDM roofing, TPO flat roofs, PVC flat roofs, and metal, there’s almost nothing this coating can’t take on. Or keep away.

PMMA Roof Coating

PMMA is one of our top shelf commercial roof coatings. Top shelf because it’s extremely durable, resistant to long-term weathering, and has the unique advantage of providing one-part installation options, though it’s also more expensive and invasive. It happens to be one of the most reliable and quick curing coating systems currently available as well, so it may be the ideal option for your commercial roofing system. Give us a call to learn more.

Urethane Roof Coating

Another one of our many specialties, urethane provides a bevy of money-saving benefits including high-impact resistance, chemical resistance, and long-term durability. This is the go-to primary commercial roofing system to cover concrete and can also be installed over existing substrates like modified bitumen, metal, and the single-ply membrane systems.

Acrylic Roof Coating

If maximizing the bang for your buck is your priority, acrylic may be your roofing system’s new best friend. Thanks to its easy installation and water-based composition, acrylic roof coatings can be applied in nearly every climate and offer a terrific overall value. They’re highly reflective, UV resistant, and energy-efficient, so the savings only continue over time. Short of sending flowers to your mom on Mother’s Day, acrylic does it all.

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