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Elastomeric Coatings Provide Surface Protection to your Roof

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Feb 23, 2016 @ 12:02 PM

PROTECTION.jpgAre you in the market for a new roof and want to gain the most return for your investment? Elastomeric roof coating systems deliver a newly restored, watertight roofing membrane with added protective surfacing without a costly tear-off.

Elastomeric coatings provide surface protection from bad weather, ultraviolet (UV) rays, mechanical and foot traffic protection, and fire.

Extreme weather conditions, such as hail, strong winds, and heavy rain can cause damage to one’s roof. Several of National Coatings’ AcryShield elastomeric coatings can provide protection from these elements. These roof coatings are proven to withstand Factory Mutual’s (FM Approval) Class 1-990 wind uplift test and Class 1-SH for hail damage. For more information on this report, click here: FM Approval Report.

Need Help? Contact a Roofing  Professional  Zero ObligationProtection against UV rays is extremely important because the sun’s damaging rays are the leading cause of roof failure. The constant heat radiating on the roof from the sun causes the roof to dry out and become brittle. Installing a highly reflective elastomeric coating to the surface of your roof will provide you with lower roof maintenance and will extend the lifespan of your roof. The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) conducts initial and aged (3-year) ratings to provide an unbiased directory of roofing products that have been tested for solar reflectance, thermal emittance and SRI Value. Click here to see all of National Coatings’ highly reflective coatings: CRRC Report.

Mechanical and foot traffic protection is important when needing to install or service roofing equipment or service the rooftop itself. A durable, elastomeric coating with high levels of elongation and tensile strength will provide exceptional protection against foot traffic and physical abuse. Our AcryShield A550 coating can provide protection up to three times the amount of a typical roof coating.

Lastly, protection from fire is important as your roof is part of the building envelope and must provide protection on the uppermost part of the building from fire hazards. The California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection Office of the State Fire Marshal Fire Engineering – Building Materials Listing Program can help you identify weather a roofing material is fire resistant or not. Click here for National Coatings’: Fire Report.

For more information on elastomeric coatings and their benefits, download our Free Guide to Coatings.

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