How Elastomeric Roof Coatings Are Applied
Texas weather can be intense and harsh. The sun shines brightly, and storms hit hard. Because of that, roofs in Texas take a pounding. They need a lot of extra protection in order to last through everything, and for that, you might want to consider an elastomeric roof coating.
Elastomeric coatings are special protective layers that can be spread over metal and other roofs. They are common on commercial buildings as well as residential homes because they improve weather resistance and waterproofing. The layer can prevent depressed areas on a flat roof from developing a leak. They can also help with solar reflectivity, which can help lower the cooling costs of the home or building and improve efficiency in general.
Money Roofing and Construction professionally applies these coatings all the time, and with our experience and expertise, you can trust that you will get quality work. When we put down elastomeric coatings through this tested process, you can expect great results.
Cleaning the Roof
The first step in this process is cleaning the roof. Particles and debris can mess with the coating and ultimately render it ineffective. Therefore, the roof has to be thoroughly scrubbed before the coating can be applied. We’ll start by manually removing any large objects up there, such as tree branches. When that is complete, we’ll give the roof a good sweeping. Going over the entire surface several times is important to remove gravel or small rocks.
After sweeping, we power-wash the entire thing. Even dust particles on the roof can mess with the elastomeric coating, so a thorough power wash is essential. When we’re satisfied that the roof is sparkling clean, we can move on to step two.
Now that the roof is clean, it’s a lot easier to inspect the roof. Before we even started with cleaning the roof, we checked it for major damage as part of our estimate. All repairs have to be done before the coating is applied, so if we found something significant before, we have already discussed it with you.
This inspection is about the little details. We’re looking for small cracks or dents in the roofing structure. Any imperfection has to be assessed because we don’t want to be filling gaps with the elastomeric coating when it really needs to be fixed. That will only cause more problems.
As we find little imperfections in the roof, we will patch or repair them to prepare for the next step.
The roof is ready. It’s clean, and there are no repairs needed that concern us. We can begin applying the coating. This process will depend on the type of coating we are applying. Each has its pros and cons, and we will go over all of that before you commit to a coating, so you’ll know what you’re getting.
Typically, we will use a combination of sprayers, rollers, and brushes. We will ensure that a sufficient layer of coating is applied to the entire surface of the roof. The rollers and brushes allow us to spread the coating evenly and apply a good texture. Through this meticulous process, we’ll get every inch of your roof fully protected by your elastomeric coating.
How long this process takes depends entirely on the roof. Larger and more complicated roof topologies will obviously take longer, but small, simple roofs can be coated in a single day. Before any of this, we will give you a time estimate, so you know what to expect.
We aren’t quite done yet. The last step is mostly about waiting. First, we have to let the coating dry. This typically takes about a day. From there, it still has to cure, which can take a few days. We will do a quick inspection of the dry roof to make sure it doesn’t need any additional work. Assuming it doesn’t, we’ll come back after it cures for a final inspection. We’ll ensure that everything is done to our high standards. Assuming the work is completely finished, we’ll let you know how it all went. That’s all there is to it.
If you want all of the benefits of an elastomeric coating on your roof, contact Money Roofing and Construction. We handle elastomeric coatings on a regular basis, and we can work with any roof design. A simple contact is all it takes to get the ball rolling. Your roof will be stronger, safer, and more efficient once we apply the coating it needs. Contact Money Roofing and Construction online or by phone at 469-342-3330.