If you are unfamiliar with how roof coatings actually work, this is a great opportunity to help you understand why certain products are better than others and how we help determine what long term products make the most sense depending on the application.
UV / Sunlight
The most significant impact factor on the long term health of your roofing system is the sun. Our sun continually emits UV radiation along with heat and light. This UV radiation slowly breaks down whatever is continues to beat down on day in and day out. When a roof coating is applied, we are essentially building up layers of protection over the top of your roof that are designed to resist the normal breakdown of the underlying roofing materials in one seamless layer. Without this top seamless layer, the elements invade the nooks and crannies that make up our structures.
As the days go by, the sun is stripping small amounts of these top layers away and the underlying protective coating gets thinner and thinner. Eventually the sun finally breaks through this layer and things like pooling water find its way into the structure and beings to cause damage.
The two factors that make this system work over time are: its resistance to the sun and the thickness that it initially goes on.
Some of the most significant advancements in roofing technology is how coating materials resist UV radiation. Better resistance means less breakdown year over year, resulting in a much longer lasting roof. Some of these products utilize materials that are so resistant that they are guaranteed for 20 years or even longer! Our job is to help determine which products, based on research and testing, can provide the highest quality result for your roofing project, and then we can help you understand what your best options are. We can also help you understand important considerations such as the number of required coats in order to build a desired thickness for guaranteed longer life.
Regardless of what materials are used, it has to actually be installed correctly. That’s where we come in! West Coast Roofing has been providing exceptionally high quality roofing services and repairs on literally thousands of roofs in Tucson and around Arizona. Let us put our experience to work for you to make sure that we’re using the right materials and the job is handled correctly to minimize the possibility of problems and complications down the road.