Applying A Coating (Roof Coatings)
Why is it important to apply a roof coating? The roof is the first to bear the hardships of weather and other elements. After years of many seasons that it has withstood, the roof needs repair or added protection. Roof coating offers many advantages. It can reflect heat from the surface of the roof and act as a protection. Roof coating can help improve functionality and extend the lifespan of your roof.
Silicone roof coatings can renew your roof. You can apply a UV resistant roof coating, which can add to the durability of your roof and make it able to continue to withstand the different weather elements. The coating will act as an insulation to your house as well as protect your roof. White silicone coatings act as an excellent reflector and reflect off the suns heat.
Steps to Follow Before Apply a Roof Coating
Before applying a roof coating, you need to take care of the followings.
1. Ensure the Roof Is Smooth and Clean
Any layer of the coating needs to be applied on a clean smooth surface. Roof coatings will not be able to cover dusty greasy rough surfaces. Therefore, the roof surface has to be swept of all kinds of dirt and dust. Use a power washer to clean the roof surface. This will ensure the roof is smooth and clean.
2. Scrub Where Necessary
You should also scrub the areas where the surface is peeling of and completely dry off your roof. Make sure all debris and dirt is removed.
3. Check If Necessary Repairs Are Required
After the roof is completely dried, check if any necessary repairs are required. Make sure you fix any blisters, cracks and open seams in your roof before you start with your roof coating project. Especially if there is any ponding on your roof or places where the roof is damaged and is leaking, it needs to be immediately referred to a skilled professional before the coating of the roof.
Your Roof Is Now Ready To Be Coated
Once all the repairs are made, it’s now time to apply a coating to your roof. Medium nap rollers are best to use since they help spread the coating evenly. To ensure the right amount of coating is put in all parts of the roof, the common technique of roof marking is used. This helps you keep the thickness of your roof coating consistent and accurate.