A Closer Look At Roof Coatings Benefits

Unfortunately, all roofs deteriorate over time. Roof repairs are the most expensive ones that homeowners often face. Thankfully, a roof coating can increase the longevity of your roof, which saves you time and money over time. A roof coating is an extra layer of protection added onto a finished roof, which improves a roof's ability to withstand the wind, rain, hail, and sunlight. Used for both residential and commercial roofs, this extra layer creates a barrier between the actual roof and the elements by coating the materials used during the construction to the roof proper. The three most common types of roof coatings are acrylic, silicone, and polyurethane. While often initially expensive, these coatings offer numerous benefits that can save you both time and money in the long run.  


The use of roof coatings can help extend the life of your roof by providing it with protection against various elements. The coating, which is seamless and thicker than paint, protects the roofing materials underneath preventing damage to your roof, which reduces the frequency of replacement and repairs for any type of roof. The coating also prevents cracking and other normal damage.

Restoration of a leaking roof is possible if identified early enough. Inspection of a roof on a regular basis is important in helping to find and fix these problems before they become a major hassle.

Energy Reduction

Roof coating reduces energy costs. Room temperatures are decreased in the home because the sun's UV rays are blocked, which helps to reduce cooling costs for homeowners and businesses alike. This can be most helpful for residences or buildings with metal roofs, which usually have higher cooling costs.

Small Space Control

Ponding water tends to occur on roofs with low slopes. These small areas may end up deteriorating prematurely, which leads to leakage. When the correct roof coating is used in these areas, deterioration is prevented which reduces the frequency with which replacement is needed.

Help Environment

Damaged roofs, and the materials used in constructing and dismantling them, often end up in landfills, where they damage the environment. By reducing the frequency with which a roof needs to be replaced, less damage is done to the environment.

Improvement in Appearance

Damaged roofs are often less attractive than functional ones. Rusty metal panels or detached shingles can not only cause problems to the home but lower the overall value of your home and those in the surrounding neighborhood. As a result, adding a coating can increase the value of your home, should you ever choose to sell it.

As you can see, there are many benefits to paying extra to applying a protective coating to your roof. If you are having a new or replacement roof installed, ask your roofing company about adding a coating as the long-term benefits are well worth the initial investment.  Contact a business, such as R & A Roofing Services, for more information.