Sealing your roof is a great preventive measure for homes and businesses. Over time, your home will naturally begin to wear down, especially if you live in a climate like that of the Front Range, which can experience extreme weather conditions and large temperature swings throughout the day. Still, even if your home is temperate and comfortable, it’s a smart move to invest in basic home maintenance and repairs like replacing your roof. Sealing your roof will allow you to maintain your property over time, retain value, and avoid expensive repairs. In order to secure the longevity of your roof, you must use the right tools.
In this blog post, we break down our favorite at-home sealing agents and why they get the job done.
Silicone coating: solvent based Silicone is arguably the best base material in a roof sealant. It’s naturally occurring, and therefore biodegradable. That’s advantageous for multiple reasons, but the biggest one is it’s environmentally-friendly chemical structure. Homeowners can apply a silicone coating by spraying or rolling the coating. We suggest a reflective coating color in order to keep heat out of your home’s upper-floor rooms or attic. Silicone resists water build up longer than other types of roof coatings and easily sticks without a coat of primer. It’s also a good choice for your wallet based on quality.
Silicone coating: asphalt based An asphalt coating is generally easy to apply and come in a dark-colored finish. Since asphalt is normally solid at room temperature, solvents are used to bring it to a liquid form for application.
You’ll need more coating for your roof if you chose this kind of roof sealant, since it’s applied with a heavy-nap roller. But be careful – asphalt-based sealants may have long-forgotten asbestos left behind from previous applications.
Acrylic: Acrylic polymer is a good choice if you’re looking for a highly durable roof coating, particularly because it requires two coats of application. Not only is it built to last, but it’s also extremely cost-effective. Choose from different colored finishes, including white.
We hope you found this article helpful; especially if you plan to do your own roof repairs. But, the best way to ensure your home is protected is by working with our expertly trained team of professional roofers. To set an appointment with Capital Roofings professional team, give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you.