The scorching hot summers under a Texas sun can wreak havoc on your roof. The constant heating and cooling causes expansion and contraction that can end up compromising a weatherproof roof. A leaking roof will inevitably lead to water damage, rot, mold, and a host of other issues. Thankfully, an elastomeric roof coating can stand up to the Dallas heat. Elastomeric refers to the coating’s ability to stretch and return to its original shape. This coating can maintain its waterproofness even after repeated heating and cooling. Here are a few tips for choosing a high quality elastomeric roof coating:
The whole point of elastomeric roof coatings is to have the ability to stretch and contract without being compromised. A high level of elasticity translates to more durability. The coating should not crack and crumble even after repeating stretching.
You will want to select a high quality coating with a low perm factor – permeability factor. A low perm factor means moisture has a hard time penetrating through the coating. Additionally, look for coatings with low moisture gain by weight. Essentially, you want the most water-repellent material you can get.
Elastomeric roof coatings are generally applied via rollers or spray guns. You should consider how you will want yours applied prior to selection. Pick a method that will be simple and cost effective. Then select a coating that fits that application method.
Be sure to go green by selecting an elastomeric roof coating that is environmentally friendly. This means a material with high reflective properties to keep the heat out. You can save a few pennies on your cooling bill and lower your carbon footprint at the same time.
Still not 100% sure you know what you need and how to apply your new roof coating? Paradigm Roofing is your expert source for elastomeric roof coatings. For more tips and an installation quote, contact us today at (972)-542-7774.