Roof Coating Has Many Benefits

Roof Coating Has Many Benefits


Roof Coating Has Many Benefits

Roof coatings have an obvious appeal to a home-owner. Replacing a roof is one of the largest capital costs any home-owner can face, whereas roof coatings, at a far lesser cost, can help prolong the shelf life of any roof, and help make savings on energy bills.

While a roof coating cannot fix every problem to befall a roof, most ageing roofs can be offered a lifeline from coating, and a substantially approved appearance.

Given the huge capital outlay associated with new roofs, anticipation is key with roof coating, namely not waiting until problems have become so entrenched as to be unrecoverable with coatings.
The key benefit of coating roofs is clearly lengthening the life of a roof. Roof repairs come as standard with any coating solution, so tiles can be fixed and replaced, leaks damaging the roof membrane can be patched, while the cleaning and antifungicidal washes will remove all the damaging and unsightly moss and lichen which commonly attacks roofs, and gives them that brack-ish hue seen on most ageing roofs.


Additionally, the ageing of roofs due to heat can also be attacked by the application of reflective coatings which delay ultraviolet impact upon a roof.


Thermal roof coating is popular due to its bi-fold purpose of protecting and extending the life of a roof, but also by reducing heat loss through the roof which can reduce energy emissions. When applied to roofs, its purpose is to offer full protection while still allowing the tiles to breathe.


Roof coating companies make claims of anything up to 40% savings on energy bills, and while these may be exaggerated as part of their sales message, it’s undeniable the reducing the loss of heat through the roof will improve the energy efficiency of any home.


Despite these key benefits, for many its the dramatic improvement in the aesthetic appearance of the roof which motivates them most to undertake roof coating, especially if the home owner is looking to sell their home in the near future.


Roof coating is fairly multi-functional, namely able to help sustainability of myriad roofs, be they tiled, clay, concrete, slate or rosemary, and also is adaptable to different colours of roofs.


With many people in the western world having to tighten their belts due to ongoing recession, roof coating can offer an attractive alternative to the greater outlay involved with having a new roof, and can also improve a property’s appearance and help make savings on energy bills.


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