Commercial roofing is a specialized field in the construction industry, requiring specialized knowledge and skill to install. Applying a protective coating to commercial roofs is often more difficult and complex than with residential buildings. One of the most popular materials used in commercial roof coatings is silicone, due to its many beneficial characteristics.
Advantages of Silicone Coatings
Silicone coatings are highly durable, resistant to UV radiation and other environmental factors that can cause damage or wear on a long-term basis. Additionally, silicone coatings have exceptional elasticity that enables them to expand and compress in response to changes in temperature or motion, preventing cracking or peeling over time. This makes silicone ideal for use on metal roofs which experience extreme fluctuations in temperature throughout the year depending on where they are located. In addition to being extremely durable, silicone coatings offer the best defense against water penetration into the underlying material, which can lead to expensive repairs if not dealt with quickly and properly.
Silicone is also an eco-friendly choice when it comes to commercial roofing because it does not contain any volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In comparison to some other materials used in commercial roof coatings, silicone won’t add to air pollution or release harmful fumes, making it a much more environmentally friendly choice. Silicone has very low flammability ratings and is completely non-toxic making it ideal for areas where fire safety is a priority.
The benefits of using silicone coatings on commercial roofs extend beyond just durability and eco-friendly characteristics. Silicone also offers superior insulation properties that can help reduce energy consumption in buildings by keeping the interior temperature more consistent throughout the day and reducing the amount of heat transfer from outside sources. This helps to keep energy costs down while also providing better comfort levels for occupants inside the building which is especially important during extreme weather conditions such as heat waves or cold spells.
Silicone coatings are also highly reflective, turning away the sun’s rays from the building’s surface and help to reduce cooling costs even further. Silicone coatings are easy to install compared with some other options available for commercial roofing projects due to their flexibility and adhesive qualities. This makes them easier and faster to apply than traditional asphalt shingles which require time consuming nailing processes.
If your roof requires repair, or you are ready to learn more about ACR’s silicone coating roofing system, contact Alpha Roofing Company. We offer a no-obligation commercial roof estimate.