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Elastomeric Roof Coatings Waterproof Around Roof Equipment with no Hassle

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Feb 03, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Most low-slope, commercial roofs have roof equipment on the roof ranging from HVAC or air-conditioning systems, drains, pipes, solar panels, skylights, satellite dishes and more. Roofing contractors know how labor intensive and time consuming it can be to waterproof around these areas. Often times you need a special waterproofing sealer and or primer, apart from the actual roofing material you are using to install the roof, in order to ensure proper waterproofing around these items. You also need to cut and account for dimensions when using a single-ply material or other prefabricated material. Elastomeric roof coatings solve these issues quickly and easily. 

Need Help? Contact a Roofing  Professional  Zero Obligation Elastomeric roof coatings are fluid applied, often sprayed. They create a monolithic, seamless roof membrane across the entire roof membrane – even around roof top equipment. The best way to apply an elastomeric roof coating is by using an airless sprayer (similarly to how they spray the outside of a house when contractors paint it). The elastomeric roof coatings go on the roof at a certain mil thickness, coating and covering the entire roof field. Pipes, drains, roof top equipment, etc… is also sprayed, covering and sealing all flashings, curbs, and joints to ensure a fully waterproofed roofing system. Sizing, cutting, seam welding of material and more is eliminated because the elastomeric roof coatings are installed in place on the roof top. As the coating dries, the ingredients bond together, creating a seamless fully custom tailored roofing system to meet each and every need your particular roof may have.

Often times it is difficult to get in between the equipment on the roof as spacing can be limited. Roofing contractors know all too well how difficult it can be to reach and waterproof certain areas on commercial roofs when applying prefabricated materials to the rooftop. Using elastomeric roof coatings allows you to aim and spray in those small, tight areas, covering and sealing the joints from the roof equipment and curbs along the sides of the rooftop without hassle.

Spraying a fluid applied roofing material can save several hours during installation. This in turn saves building owners a lot of money as labor time is decreased.  Waterproofing your building is the most important function of a roofing system. A monolithic roofing system provides the best waterproofing capabilities possible as there are no seams or areas that water can try to penetrate through – not even at the point of contact between the roof and the equipment that sits on top of it. 

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