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Benefits of Commercial Roof Coatings

Are you looking for ways to rejuvenate your commercial roof and add years to its lifespan? That’s where roof coatings come in. This protective layer safeguards your roof from the elements and delays needing a full commercial roof replacement.

Commercial Roof Coatings

Why Opt for a Roof Coating?

You could always ignore your roof until it fails, forcing you to pay for a premature replacement. Or you could invest in a preventative coating, which is much easier on your wallet. Here are the many benefits of commercial roof coatings:

  • Longer roof life: Add up to 20 years to your roof’s lifespan with a simple, economical coating.
  • Cost savings: Delay the cost of a full roof replacement, allowing you to invest more in your business.
  • Weather protection: The coating serves as an invisible barrier against rain, snow, ice, and harmful UV rays.
  • Energy savings: A coating is like covering the roof in a blanket, saving on heating and cooling costs.
  • Tax incentives and rebates: Certain coatings may qualify your business for a federal tax credit, allowing you to write off a portion of the expense on your taxes. Some utility companies also offer rebates for roof coating projects because they help reduce demand on the power grid.
  • Reduced maintenance: Less time and money spent fixing the roof means more time and money to spend furthering your business.

The Roof Coating Process

Applying a commercial roof coating is straightforward. Here’s how it works:

  • We start with a free roof inspection and analysis.
  • We clean your roof to prepare it for the coating.
  • We apply the right type of coating to your roof.
  • We review the finished product and discuss maintenance options with you.
  • We ensure your total satisfaction before deeming the job complete.

Types of Commercial Roof Coatings

There are many coatings to choose from. The right one depends on your current roof material.

  • Asphalt-based roof coatings work best on metal, built-up, and membrane roofs.
  • Acrylic or elastomeric coatings are ideal for metal roofs because they expand and contract with this material.
  • Rubberized aluminum coatings can be used on built-up, single-ply, spray polyurethane foam, and modified bitumen roofs.
  • Polyureas take many forms. They are common on metal, built-up, single-ply, foam, and modified bitumen roofs.
  • Urethanes are ideal for walkable roofs, expanding and contracting with the roof structure.
  • Polyurethanes are stiff and rigid, providing good impact resistance and durability.
  • Silicone is a waterproof roof coating that can last over a decade. However, it’s slippery when wet, so it’s only suitable for roofs with little to no foot traffic.
  • Granules add grip and toughness to any roof coating. They can be used on asphalt shingle roofing, modified bitumen roofs, and single-ply roofs.

Enhance Your Commercial Roof

Roof coatings must be applied thickly and evenly for the best results. Turn to Gresham Roofing and Construction for a job well done. We’ve been in the industry since 1968 and boast a team trained and certified in all aspects of roofing, including commercial roof coatings. So, if you’re looking for a roof coating specialist in Portland, call us at (503) 492-7663. We proudly serve the entire Portland Metro Area, including Lake Oswego, Tualatin, Camas, and Vancouver.

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