First of all, instead of a type of roofing material, an elastomeric coating is a seal that can be applied to many different roofing materials that seals and protects the roof. Called elastomeric because they move and stretch like elastic, these coatings are used to seal or stop leaks, inhibit weathering, provide heat resistance, or further protect the roof from UV rays. This coating can be applied on many different types of commercial roof systems, including BUR or built-up roofs, EPDM roofs, modified bitumen roofs, or even metal roofs.
Benefits of Elastomeric Roof Coatings
An elastomeric coating is designed to be a very durable top layer to an existing roof, and they are great for roofs that have complicated designs, lots of seams, or need extra protection against the elements. There are many different formulations for elastomeric roof coatings that can give protection against various things such as UV rays, temperature, moisture, high winds, and insects.
How Do I Know if My Roof Needs an Elastomeric Coating?
Though these special roof sealants can be applied at the end of a new roof installation, they are most often used as part of a roof restoration project. If your existing roof has been experiencing leaks or if your roof just isn’t performing the way you want, an elastomeric roof coating might be the perfect solution. Because their nature is to flow into cracks and crevices and move with the roof, they can be a great solution for an aging but still serviceable roof.
How to find a certified Roof Contractor
At All Area Roofing, we keep up with all the latest roofing technologies so we can find the perfect roofing materials for your job. Our expert roofers can consult with you to find an elastomeric coating that will perform just as you need it to. Just contact us today to discuss your options.