How to Pick the Best Commercial Roof Coating

There are numerous roof coating products on the market, so picking the right one for your property can seem like a daunting task. You’ll find it easier to make a wise choice by consulting with a knowledgeable local roofer who has extensive roof coating experience. Your roofer will no doubt discuss the following factors that affect your choice of coating:

Local Climate and Weather Extremes

To protect the underlying roofing layers, structural components, and your building’s interior, your roof coating needs to withstand extreme cold and significant winter snowfall amounts, heavy spring rains, UV radiation in the summer, as well as expansion and contraction due to temperature fluctuations. A roofer who specializes in applying commercial roof coatings in St. Louis can help you choose the best product for our local climate.

Purpose of the Coating

Why you’ve decided to have a coating applied is a key consideration in choosing a product that meets your needs. Are you having a new roof installed and want to add an extra layer of protection on top of the membrane or are you completing extensive repairs and want a shield against leaks? Perhaps you’re looking for a restorative coating to postpone the mess and expense of a full tear-off and replacement. A roofing contractor who has experience working with different types of coatings can help you pick the ideal one to suit your needs.

Your Type of Roof System

The design, slope and materials used in your roof system should all be considered when you’re picking a coating product because these factors affect the kinds of wear and damage that can occur on your roof.

Fortunately, roof coating products are available for virtually all types of commercial roofing systems, including metal, TPO, EPDM, PVC, modified bitumen and built-up roofing (BUR). A contractor who’s knowledgeable about waterproof and restorative coatings and your particular type of roof system can advise you on the exact type you need.

Warranty Coverage

When you’re comparing different coating products, look for one from a well-known and dependable manufacturer who offers a lengthy warranty on their products. High-quality coatings typically offer 10-year warranty coverage, and some have longer warranties available at an extra cost. Your contractor may tell you that preventive maintenance is a manufacturer requirement to keep your coating warranty coverage intact.

For expert help picking a commercial roof coating for your St. Louis property, contact us at Jewett Roofing.