It is quite amazing how we take certain things for granted. Take for instance the roof, above our heads at home or at the workplace. We don’t realize the importance until it rains or is baking hot outside. It is then that we thank the roof for a job well done. But if you want the roof to last without any major repair work, there is a solution available in the form of Waterproof Roof Coatings nowadays. The roof coatings available are excellent for most any building in South Florida. These include Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale By The Sea and Pompano Beach to name a few cities. All throughout Broward County, we enjoy yearlong sunshine, with intermittent spells of rain, mainly during our tropical summers. Let’s not forget hurricane season from June to November during which we experience many squalls and rain storms even if we bypass a main hit. Not only will a roof coating waterproof your house’s roof, it will also help protect the surface from breaking down due to constant exposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun and torrential downpours. Let us take a look at some of the other key benefits offered by the process:
1. Compatible with a variety of materials
One of the biggest reasons for the growing popularity of roof coatings is the fact that they are compatible with a variety of materials. So, whether it is galvanized metal, wood, asphalt shingles, or tiles, you can apply the coating on these surfaces. Make sure that you choose a reputable supplier for they will first thoroughly analyze your requirements, do a preliminary study of your house and then suggest you the ideal solution.
2. No major disruption
Another major advantage that you get with roof coatings is that they don’t cause any major disruptions to the immediate environment. (In fact the immediate and surrounding areas are reinforced.) There is almost next to no noise during the installation process. Similarly, with top quality products, there is also no question of odors too. In fact, most of the top brands these days sell zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) products, which mean literally no odors and it is therefore business as usual for the occupants of the building. Moreover, there is also no need for the occupants to shift during the installation process. The coating is a least disruptive process as we have seen already.
3. Fade resistant
Sunny South Florida’s homes are prone to fading of color due to the sun beating down hard on them, almost throughout the year. However, with a good quality roof coating you don’t need to worry about this happening to your home. The coating will ensure that the overall look of your house is maintained for a long time to come. The reflective nature of the coatings ensure that they reflect all the harmful rays of the sun, thereby protecting the aesthetics of your house.
4. Lower energy bills
The working mechanism of roof coatings is quite simple to understand. What they do is to reflect away the harmful rays of the sun. What this in turn does is to ensure that there is a cooler atmosphere present inside the house. This would automatically mean a reduction in air-conditioning costs for the occupants. In fact, this is one of the key reasons for the rising popularity of roof coatings in the entire South Florida area. Silicone Ceramic coatings can reduce your roof’s temperature by as much as 50 degrees.
5. Avoid roof replacement
Did you know something as simple as applying a waterproof coating can help you avoid roof replacement? Small leaks can all be fixed during the coating application process. So, there is no need for tearing down the entire roof and installing a new one. All this can be avoided with a roof coating. Apart from the cost factor, the process also ensures that there is minimal environmental impact too.
6. Scores high on sustainability front
It won’t be wrong to state that we are living in the day and age of sustainable building practices. There is a buzz about green buildings everywhere. A roof coating is a good case in point. It is an affordable green product that comes with a host of sustainable features. For example, it helps reduce maintenance cost of the roof over the long run. It ensures that there is no need for roof replacement, which once again means savings in terms of materials, as well as elimination of any kind of environmental impact. The coating process is also such that there is minimal waste of any material involved. They also help bring down energy consumption in buildings.
7. Cost-effective solution
Roof coatings are also one of the most cost-effective processes going around. It is faster to install and the process is not too labor intensive (done by a professional-like Pompano Beach Roof Doctor Dan Jones), as in the case of installing a new roof. Moreover, since there is no tearing off of a roof, you need not worry about landfill fees. Add to this the amount of money that can be saved in the long run in terms of savings on energy bills, roof coatings offer major advantages on the cost-effectiveness front. Just keep in mind, a professional installation and maintenance is key to insure the warranty and integrity of the products.