If your commercial building’s roof is wearing out due to the harsh North Texas weather conditions, you’re probably a little nervous about the significant cost of replacing it.
You may have been trapped in the patch-and-repair cycle for years, which slowly drains you of time and money whenever there’s a heavy rainfall.
However, there is a way to extend the life of your commercial roof before it fails and requires a full replacement, saving you a lot of money on repair expenses in the process.
An elastomeric roof coating could be just the answer you’re looking for.
Repairing and Preventing Leaks at the Seams
An elastomeric roof coating (also known as a silicone coating) extends the life of your roof in 2 ways.
The coating, which is applied as a liquid, fills in the leaks you already have. It also strengthens and reinforces the leak-prone seams found in every conventional commercial roof.
These coatings remain flexible and move with your building when it naturally expands and contracts as the temperature changes from warm to cold and back again. This elasticity prevents additional leaks from occurring—a great advantage considering the rapid temperature fluctuations common to North Texas winters.
Applying a durable elastomeric roof coating also strengthens parts of your current roof that have been weakened by:
- Ponding water
- Brittleness due to heat and direct sunlight
This added long-term durability reduces the likelihood of future repairs and reduces your commercial roof’s total-life cost.
Most importantly, these advantages could eliminate the need for an immediate replacement.
Increased Reflectivity Lowers Utility Bills
An elastomeric coating is one of the best ways to reduce the heating effects of the North Texas sun and lower cooling costs.
On the hottest summer days, the reflective properties of elastomeric coatings can keep your roof’s surface temperature near 130 degrees, which is nearly 70 degrees cooler than traditional roofing systems.
By drastically reducing the radiant heat that transfers through the roofing membrane into your workspace, you ease the burden on your air conditioning systems and reduce your monthly cooling costs by as much as 20% compared to a black roof.
Get an Extended Warranty
These 2 restorative qualities of elastomeric roof coating systems, increased reflectivity combined with elasticity, could extend the life of your current commercial roofing system by as many as 20 years.
A product like GE’s Enduris™ Silicone Roof Coating System backs up these claims of increased durability with extended warranties of up to 20 years, which means that your business’s bottom line has an additional layer of protection against unexpected repair costs.
Get a Quote on an Elastomeric Roof Coating
Are you wondering how to reverse the weather’s effects on your commercial roof and stop the cycle of frequent repairs that raise your business’s operating costs—a way to avoid the significant expense of a full roof replacement?
Reflective elastomeric coatings are a great option for lowering your utility costs and affordably increasing the life of your existing roof.
DFW Urethane is here to help you with all of your commercial roofing and insulation needs in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Contact us here to get a recommendation and a quote on a reflective elastomeric roof coating.