Constant exposure to the sun and rain can take its toll on your roof. Using the right kind of roofing material and applying a fresh coat of paint isn’t enough to protect your roof anymore, especially in the face of increasingly erratic weather patterns. One way of extending your roof’s life span is the application roof coating. Increased protection from the elements is just one of the benefits you can get, however.
McGuire Roofing & Construction, one of the top residential roof construction companies in the state, lists some of roof coating’s other benefits.
Protection Against UV Rays and Moisture
The biggest threats to your roof are UV rays and moisture. Moisture can slowly rot away wood and other organic materials if it seeps in through any cracks. Plus, the accumulation of moisture can lead to the formation of mold and mildew that can compromise the structural integrity of your roof. Meanwhile, UV rays can alter the chemical compounds found in your roof’s protective layer, slowly breaking it down molecule by molecule.
Roof coatings can offer a higher level of protection against the two, thanks to their elastic and reflective properties. Roof coatings’ elasticity allows them to bridge cracks and membrane seams that rainwater can seep through, while their reflective properties allow them to reflect back light and UV radiation.
Considering the multitude of problems that arise from moisture and UV damage, it’d be prudent to have residential and commercial roofing contractors apply roof coatings to your home as soon as possible.
Roof coatings’ reflective properties also reduce the heat transmitted through your roof, lowering the temperature inside your home and in turn, your air conditioner’s power consumption. This would decrease your overall carbon footprint.
However, the level of protection provided by roof coatings will be lowered if they’re not applied properly. That’s why you should only hire certified roofing contractors, like McGuire Roofing & Construction. We’re a GAF Master Elite® Weather Stopper® roofing contractor.
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