Why Business Owners Should Consider Roof Coating Compared To New Roofing

Protecting a commercial property investment is an all-encompassing endeavor. It means ensuring that your building is structurally sound from the roof to the foundation. Starting with the roof is a great option because it helps to eliminate the risk of leaks and other damage that could lead to structural and costly repair problems. Before you decide to jump into a roof replacement feetfirst, you should understand the advantages of skipping the replacement in favor of a commercial roof coating.

No Seams Means No Vulnerability

A roof coating is a smooth, seamless covering that will form over the surface of the roof. Since seams in the roof are a vulnerability, a roof coating is a great option for long-term protection. Seams form potential openings where water can seep through, wind and weather can break the roofing components loose, and more. By opting for a roof coating instead of a traditional roofing option, you'll eliminate the risk of water damage seeping through cracks and seams, saving your building from the potential of water damage and the mold and mildew that can come with it.

This continuous coating also provides greater durability compared to many other roofing materials. The coating seals completely to the roof, forming a durable surface that resists damage. Your roof won't be as vulnerable to physical damage from things like hail, branches, and the like. In addition, it only needs to be refreshed once a decade or so to preserve that protective layer.

Coatings Instead Of Roofing Material Means Less Environmental Damage

Most types of roofing material are applied on top of the roof of the building. When they need to be replaced, those roofing materials are removed and thrown away before the new roofing material is added. This increases the load on waste management facilities. Roof coatings, on the other hand, don't produce any kind of waste or debris. The coating is applied much like paint, so there's nothing to remove. You'll be easing the strain on the waste treatment centers when you opt for this.

In addition, when you choose roof coating over something like asphalt shingles, you also reduce your effect on the environment. Roof coatings produce far fewer emissions, and they don't require the same volume of resources to produce, making them more environmentally friendly than many of their traditional counterparts.

Reflective Coatings Reduce Demand On Climate Control

It is widely known that dark colors will absorb heat, often resulting in heat accumulation inside the building through thermal transfer. This makes your climate control system work harder to keep the building cool because it is combating the added heat from the roof.

Many roof coatings include a reflective component, which reflects heat back away from the roof and the building beneath. This can help to reduce the urban heat island effect and keep your air conditioning system from having to work overtime to keep your building comfortable.

Easy Application Means Business Goes On

The last thing your business needs is the disruption of a noisy, obtrusive roofing installation. Not only can it make your company's operations difficult, but it can also interrupt operation if it's unsafe to have customers on the property. This will inhibit productivity and ultimately hurt your bottom line.

Installing a roof coating instead will allow you to avoid much of this disruption and the negative effects it causes. Roof coatings are easy to apply, unobtrusive, and far less noisy during installation. You'll be able to keep your business operating even while the roof coating is being applied because you won't have to worry about the safety of the roofing materials in the area or the noise that could come with installing them.