You might have heard your neighbors talking about roof coating, but you're unsure what it is or how it works.
As you know, shingles make up your roof. But did you know that there's more to it than that?
There are many different layers protecting your home from the elements. The first layer is called the deck. This is the surface that touches the ground. It's covered with gravel to make it waterproof.
Next, felt paper sheets are glued to the deck to protect it against moisture and other elements. Then comes a layer of asphalt, which is covered by shingles (usually three or four layers, depending on how durable they need to be).
That's all well and good when everything still looks new and shiny. But once those shingles start to age, cracks begin forming in the asphalt underneath them — and these cracks let water in behind them. Once water gets behind shingles, it can cause mold growth on the wood underneath them, damaging your home significantly over time if left untreated.
But before you shell out thousands of dollars for a brand new roof, let's talk about the benefits of roof coating.
How Long Does a Roof Last in New York?
According to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), the average lifespan of a residential roof is 20 to 25 years. Without maintenance or protection, your roof's life expectancy can be cut in half.
As a general rule of thumb, here's how long each type of roof will last:
Do Roof Coatings Work?
Roof coating is a popular way to extend the life of a roof. They're made of acrylics, urethanes, and other materials that form a waterproof seal over the roofing material. This protects it from water damage while also helping to prevent mold and mildew growth. They can even help with energy efficiency.
The coating is typically applied to the top layer of shingles or asphalt tiles and then spread out with a roller or brush. We can also spray on it with a sprayer machine designed for rooftops.
When To Re-Coat Your Roof
If you're not getting your roof coated — or if you haven't had it coated in decades — you could be inviting severe problems into your home.
You should always get an expert opinion before deciding whether or not to re-coat your existing roof. But so you’re aware, here are signs you need coating:
Top 3 Benefits of Roof Coating
The process of coating a roof is simple and effective. We can apply coating to your entire roof in just one or two applications!
Still, it can be hard to make a decision. Should you get just one coating or two? Or should you get a new roof altogether?
Here are the top 3 benefits of roof coating that may answer all your questions:
1. It protects your home from leaks
A roof coating creates a barrier against moisture. This is especially helpful if you have problems with water getting into your attic space through vents or other openings in your house's exterior walls.
Did we mention that our coating mixture is water-resistant? This allows moisture from rainwater runoff or melting snow to pass through them quickly, so water doesn't build up over time.
2. It helps prevent mold growth
Coating your roof with this sealant keeps moss and algae from growing on your roof. This reduces the growth of mildew and mold inside the house, as well.
It also helps keep those insects out of your attic!
3. It increases durability
New York has harsh weather conditions. We can go from negative 20 degrees to sweltering summer heat.
A coating is a low-cost solution to shingle replacement or a new roof. It can stabilize a shingled layer to reduce further granular loss and deterioration.
A properly applied coating will help make your roof last longer than it otherwise would without one. It protects against UV rays that can fade paint, so coating also preserves the color of your roof.
Plus, once it dries, there will be a beautiful, new sheen to your shingles!
Need a custom roof coating? Our Protective Roof Coating is best for extending the life of your roof's shingles!
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