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Roof Coating Can Keep out the Elements

If you have a commercial property and a building which has been there for some time, your roof may need some work.  A good place to start is to cover the surface with a durable, easily-applied coating that will make it more hardy under any kind of weather and for a long time to come.  Why settle for less and leave your building exposed to wear and tear and potentially major damage?

A Spray to Keep the Leaks Away

“A roof coating is a monolithic, fully adhered, fluid applied roofing membrane. It has elastic properties that allows it to stretch and return to their original shape without damage.”  It is sprayed on and is considered a simple project, potentially even do-it-yourself.  Does that sound like something you should consider for your commercial roof?  It should!  Roof coating can be applied by an expert company in order to protect and maintain with an easy application.  It isn’t difficult to guess how much the building is exposed to on a regular basis, but some possibilities include “the impact of sunlight (both infrared and ultraviolet (UV), rain, hail and physical damage.”  One of the reasons this functions so well is that it doesn’t have the weight or pressure of traffic over it, such as people walking or cars, like some other coatings that have to account for this, too.

There are a number of benefits to this type of roofing that are evident as soon as it’s laid down.  They’re considered to be “seamless… when installed correctly” which is crucial to keep water from leaking through into the building.  It can also extend its lifetime due to the level of protection from exposure that it accomplishes once it’s installed correctly even if put over top of a roof that is “moderately aged.”  Finally, because the coating is sprayed/brushed/painted, there are much fewer materials that need to be discarded as a result, and so there’s an additional benefit to the environment.

Of course, there are drawbacks that go alongside the positive aspects of roof coating.  For example, the spray can’t (or shouldn’t) be put down over shingles.  It also can be prone to gathering “ponding water,” or holding standing water for a long time until there is serious damage.  Something to keep in mind is that roof coating isn’t a replacement for a new roof and can’t be used as a substitution if a replacement is actually needed.  Even with a coating, “factors such as the freezing and thawing of wet insulation, membrane splitting under the coating, wind-uplift damage at unadhered areas, and hail damage of weakened areas still can occur.”

Make sure that your roof is keeping you dry and is as durable as it can be.  It’s an added bonus to be able to help the environment while making the cover of your commercial building more secure and weather-proofed.  For more information on roof coating, or for advice, services, or for a free estimate for your roof, get in touch with Cox Roofing today.

Cox Roofing:

Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.

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