There are several different types of coatings to choose from when restoring your roof. However, it is essential that you understand the differences in order to make an informed decision and to ensure that you have the type of roof that works for your home. Each roof coating has a different set of advantages to consider, which include the overall shape of your roof and local weather conditions. The guide below provides information on the various roof coating differences.

Silicone Material Roof Coating

Silicone roof coatings are used to protect spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing systems because it is considered extremely absorbent. The silicone coating is also good for covering foam roofs in locations with extreme temperatures because of its durability. The silicone also provides a smooth surface to the spray polyurethane foam roof once applied. The silicone coating is also considered to have low abrasion resistance, the ability to pick up dirt quickly or get scraped, making it not ideal for high-traffic areas. The silicone material coatings will also protect your home against pests that make their way to the roof.

PVDF Material Roof Coating

The PVDF-based roof coating is used for low slope metal roof homes. The coatings applied to the metal roof are made using water-based products, making them resistant to dirt and highly reflective. In addition, the PVDF-based coating reflectivity doesn't fade, chalk or crack. The PVDF-based roof material is made with a dried film surface, making the surface smooth.

Acrylic Roof Material Coating

The acrylic roof material is considered environmentally friendly. The roof material is designed to keep the roof cool and protect the surface from UV exposure. In addition, it is also a cost saving option because the cooler surface aids in reducing the amount of energy needed to heat or cool off the home. Fluctuations in temperatures also do not affect the coating because of the elastomer material.

Polyurethane Material Roof Coating

The polyurethane material coating is considered to have a highly durable surface, with high tensile strength. The coating is resistant to expansion and contraction along the roof. This prevents possible roof damage around certain areas to spread across other unaffected areas. The polyurethane material padding also protects the wall flashings from extreme weather abuse.

These are just some of the various different types of roof coatings available. If your roof is due for an upgrade, consider consulting with a roofing contractor like one from Dodge Foam & Coatings Inc. to determine which roof coating system will work best for your home.