A roof coating is a liquid membrance that is applied to the surface of your roofing. There are a variety of forms, depending on the application, and it is basically a sealant for your roof. Roof coatings have elastic properties in addition to the sealing function. This allows the membrane to stretch with varying temperatures and then return to its original form without damaging the roof.
Roof coatings can be extremely beneficial for both residential and commercial applications. All throughout MCAS Roofing's service area; including White Plains, Bedford, Yonkers, Armonk, Mt Kisko, Bronxville, and all of Westchester NY, we are exposed to a variety of weather conditions and elements. These elements can be damaging to your roofing causing it to break down faster. The changing temperature and sun can also be damaging. By applying roof coatings, you help to seal out the elements and allow the roof to adjust to a variety of temperatures.
Roof coatings can also help to protect an older roof that is starting to break down a bit. The sealant can protect the roofing from water penetrating which leads to leaks, wood rot, and even fungus or mold. If your budget is tight, this can buy you a few extra years before having to replace the entire roof.
There are currently 3 main types of roof coatings. These are Acrylics, Urethanes, and Elastomerics. There are other roof coatings such as liquid EPDM coatings that are now proving themselves in the market. Some manufactures offer comprehensive warranties on their coatings which can extend a roofs life 10+ years. These coatings can be applied at a fraction of the cost of a new roof and useful when there are budget restraints. They are not a “new” roof but may keep you feeling comfortable until you are ready for a complete replacement.
Many roofers won't even bring up this alternative to you because they would rather replace your roof because they will make more money. However, a professional roofer should have the goal of providing top notch quality service at the best price by delivering the most efficient solution. Now, not all roofing issues can be solved with roof coatings, but some can. Contact MCAS Roofing and we will consult with you on the type and usefulness of a roof coating on either your commercial or residential roof. They can be a wonderfully cost effective way to extend the useful life of your current roofing, or protect new roofing from weather and other elements. MCAS Roofing will consult with you for FREE and give you an honest, professional opinion. If a roof coating can get you a few more years out of your current roofing, a professional roofer should share that information with you and not just try to up sell you to a roof replacement.