Metal Roof Coating – Is it Worth the Investment?


There are some jobs that are best left to the professionals. Metal roof coating is one of these, with few exceptions. If you have a metal roof on your home or outbuilding, you may be under the impression that these types of structures will last forever. This is simply not true.

The ravages of time and weather take their toll on metal just as they do on any type of roofing material. Even if your metal roof has paint or sealant applied to it from the factory, it will not last as long as it could without a proper coating applied after installation.

Science has greatly increased the effectiveness and durability of metal roof coating products in the last couple of decades. The products are safe and generally odor-free. They are made of various elements with polyester being the most common. The beauty of these new products is that they can be applied to existing structures without removing any old coatings.

The only exception to this would be around any existing roof penetration components such as air conditioners, vents, chimneys, etc. These areas are scraped and caulked for greater sealing at these vulnerable points.

There are huge benefits for applying metal roof coating to your structure. It has a huge benefit for conservation of electricity. It provides a layer of protection thus decreasing heat loss in the winter and keeping the air conditioning in during the summer. It also reflects harmful UV rays from the sun thereby extending the life of the application. Some products can block up to 90% of these damaging rays.

This translates as reflectivity ability many times that of conventional roofing materials. The latter only reflect between 5% and 25% of the energy, thereby absorbing a whopping 75% to 95%. Coatings also add to the strength of the roof. This can help protect the structure from any future damage.

Your roof experiences heat and UV light on a daily basis. These are the two most damaging elements for the life of the system. The continual expansion and contraction takes its toll on conventional materials over time. Metal roof coating is not as susceptible to this because the surface retains a more constant temperature day in and day out.

This is an outstanding option for sealing the roof against leaks as well. These scientific products offer the ability to protect your roof for many, many years resulting in savings that will offset any initial expense…


Source by Chris Smitts