Roof Coatings

There are a variety of roof coatings available today, and you definitely should use them as they can help increase the lifespan of your roofing by protecting it from the elemental damage. We at Royal Roofing Inc. use the best types of coatings available on the market and will help you pick and apply the one that will work best for your particular system.

Roof Coatings: Types

There are specialized roof coatings for both residential and commercial properties available today, so everyone has a chance to improve the quality of their roofing by this simple upgrade. Commercial roof coatings are in higher demand in Toronto because materials like clay, metal, and slate, commonly used for residential buildings, perform well even without this additional protection. As the vast majority of commercial systems feature flat rubber roofs of some variety, they are in a desperate need of an extra waterproofing layer. The most popular types among them are:
  • Acrylic. There are dozens of acrylic commercial roof coatings you can choose from, so everyone can find the right option for them. This is a good choice of asphalt shingle roof coating. The biggest advantages of these polymer-based products are their low flammability and toxicity levels. In addition, they come in a variety of colors, so you can use them to completely transform the look of the building. The biggest disadvantage of acrylic coatings is their sensitivity to the weather conditions during application. In order to cure properly, they must be applied in dry warm weather. Too high or too low temperatures will affect the performance of the coating. Humidity may completely ruin all your efforts, so a sudden rain will cost you greatly as all the money invested in both materials and labor will be wasted. Considering the weather conditions in Toronto, these factors need to be considered with extreme care.
  • Silicone. This option has existed for a while and proved to be a reliable choice over the years. Silicone coatings offer the best protection to SPF (spray polyurethane foam) commercial flat roofs. They offer a very high degree of protection from UV radiation and extreme temperature changes, which makes them a great choice for Toronto. The main disadvantage of this coating is the fact that dirt literally sticks to it, so it shouldn’t be used on the buildings where the roofing is visible and appearances matter.
  • Foam. Spray foam flat roof coatings have been steadily gaining popularity over the years. They are best for built-up commercial roofing systems and can be used for renovation and are one of the most popular flat roof repair materials. If applied properly, the coating offers a high degree of protection and will make the roofing look more appealing. However, the incorrect application will completely ruin both effects.
  • Thermoplastic. This type of rubber coatings is designed for heavy use, so it’s perfect for any commercial flat roofs. It’s highly resistant to water damage as well as fungi and algae growth, so this coating should be used on the roofs where pooling water is a common problem.
If you require asbestos roof coating, you need to keep in mind that it must be applied by licensed specialists. This is not the project you should try on your own, no matter how easy the DIY instructions may seem. Asbestos roofs require specialized handling and the use of cleaning solutions and tools designed specifically for these systems. As asbestos poisoning is extremely dangerous, you shouldn’t put your health at risk. Remember, whether you choose a liquid, spray-on, or roll on roof coating, you should entrust its application to qualified professionals. Royal Roofing Inc. technicians receive specialized training that allows us to ensure that any type of coating is applied perfectly, and we offer guarantees for the quality of our work.