If you’ve ever chatted with your roofing contractor in the past then you may have discussed roof coatings. Roof coatings are an additional layer of protection for your roof usually comprised of four main materials: silicone, acrylic, foam and thermoplastic. At Carolina Custom Exteriors Inc., our main roof coating product, Uniflex®, comes in a variety of options that will fit any home’s needs.
Before you get your roof coated, however, it pays to learn just exactly what it does and how it can help your home. Here are the top reasons to get roof coatings right away.
Your roof weathers a lot under normal circumstances and it’s designed to withstand most anything nature can throw at it. This may not be too much of an issue for newer roofs. For older ones, though, another extra layer of protection will help it endure more of the elements with fewer calls for roof repair services.
Increased Life Span
With proper care and maintenance, a 20-year life span is already a good run for any type of roofing. Roof coating allows you to stretch that lifetime even further. At the 10-year mark, most roofs will begin to show signs of wearing. However, you can expect much less damage with properly applied coating.
Uniflex offers a reflective roof coating that allows your roof to fend off the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays instead of absorbing them. Sunlight can heat up any roof pretty quickly, and this can weigh on your home’s air conditioning. You can actually notice this more during summer, but it happens all year long. With a roof coating, your roof stays a few degrees cooler, making your home’s air conditioning that much more efficient.
Roof First Aid
Older roofs suffer a lot from frequent leaks. Roof coatings actually help provide a quick solution to roofs that are notoriously known for water damage. Roof coatings can help prevent and even stop leaks in your roof, although note that even this is no substitute for proper repairs and maintenance.
Carolina Custom Exteriors Inc., the area’s top roofing and siding contractor, can help protect your roof with our Uniflex roof coatings. Call us today at (828) 202-9988 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment or get a free estimate. We serve Asheville, NC, and all nearby areas.