Silicone Elastomeric Roof Coatings
Elastomeric roof coatings have a lot of advantages when used to protect a flat or low-slope roof. Business owners are finding them to be an excellent and much more affordable alternative to completely replacing the roof, and elastomeric roof coatings are also friendly to the environment. Restructure Roofing installs the best product on the market exclusively – Gaco Western. Don’t confuse this with water based silicone products, they aren’t in the same league.
Restructure is factory trained and certified on the latest application methods to provide 5/10/15 year NDL ( No Dollar Limit) warranties usually only seen with new roof installs from roof material manufactures. Roof coatings are classified as maintenance item and are 100% tax deductible in current year versus depreciating over time like a new roof would be.
What you need to know about the benefits of elastomeric roof coatings, so that you can determine if this procedure is right for your roof:
Efficient – Most roofing materials are not 100% efficient. These coatings are about as close as you can get. When they are applied, they are a completely seamless barrier against water, chemicals, acid rain, etc., there are very few rubber materials that can provide such a protection level
Conserve energy –“Cool roof” ratings with a white application. Although we are able to tint your roof coating to the color or shade of your choice, we recommend using white. White elastomeric roof coatings tend to reflect away the sun’s heat rather than absorbing it. This means that the cool air being created by your building’s AC system is not be wasted by the inefficiency of your roof – the cool air stays cooler longer, so your cooling system doesn’t have to work as hard.
Affordable – This has to be one of the most popular reasons to choose this type of roof protection. In fact, prove it to yourself – get an estimate for a complete re-roofing. Then have us come out and give you an estimate for our elastomeric roof coating with the same or better warranty. Our service will always be less, and in some cases could save you up to 50% on the cost of a roof replacement. A typical roof can usually be completed in ½ the time as a complete reroof so less interruption to you business and facility.
The advantage of having the quality of rubber is that elastomeric roof coatings have a memory. In the heat of the summer sun, they can stretch and expand during the day, but then at night when the temperature cools down, the coating just goes back to its original size. With some roofing materials, this type of expanding and contracting would mean that the material would be damaged and crack in some places, breaking the waterproof seal. This is not the case with elastomeric roof coatings.