Tuesday, March 26, 2019

How Do You Know When to Coat a Commercial Roof?

There are a few things that point directly to a new roof. Curled shingles, excessive wear and tear around the roof, stains on the interior ceiling, attic leaks, curled roofing materials, and other similar damages are almost always a sign your roof is failing to protect your commercial property. Should you get an entirely new roof or should you get it coated? The following will help you figure that out.

Check Out the Existing Roof Condition

Sometimes a roof meets all the criteria for getting a new coating but it simply won’t work because the existing roof is in such poor condition. A coating won’t permanently adhere to certain types of roofing materials, especially if they are in poor condition or have been installed improperly. If the existing roof is in good enough order and you’re certain it won’t create problems underneath the coating, go ahead and check this box.

Check Out the Texture

Proper application of a roof coating requires a smooth surface. Too much texture and the coating won’t seal. Without a proper seal, you’ll end up dealing with leaks and other problems. Speaking with the professionals about the texture of your roof will give you a better idea of whether or not yours is smooth enough.

Check Out the Moisture Level

You want your roof to be completely dry before applying any type of coating. Though you might think this is referring to the top layer of the roof, it goes for every layer. Many commercial roofs that have a porous layer will have built up moisture from any leaks that may have occurred over the years. Putting a coating over something such as that will trap the moisture and damage the roof.

As you can see, there are some things you need to be sure about before coating a commercial roof. If the condition, texture and moisture level are just right, that’s when it’s time to schedule your roof coating. Contact Matrix Roofing today by calling 267-863-4481 or sending an email to info@matrixroofing.com to learn more.