Glossary of Terms

Acrylic Roof Coating

Acrylic roof coatings are designed with unique properties and have different benefits. Acrylic roof coatings are highly reflective and are energy efficient. They comply with national, state and local energy codes. By choosing an acrylic elastomeric roof coating you help the environment and you can apply it to a number of different roofing materials like; EPDM flat rubber roofing, metal roof painting projects, flat roofing, fiberglass roofing, concrete roofing, hypalon roofing, asphalt roofing, rolled roofing, built-up-roofing, and many other roofing substrates. Acrylic Roof Coating – How they Work Acrylic elastomeric roofing coatings are made out of the finest raw materials available. Elastomeric coatings are spray applied to form a seamless and waterproof roof membrane. Properties in the coating allow it to expand and contract without allowing penetration of water into the roof membrane during thermal changes. The strength and reflectivity of elastomeric acrylic roof coatings are cost effective, prolonging the life of the roof and drops the temperature in the building; which cuts down the energy consumption of the inside envelope.

Commercial Roof Coatings

Commercial roof coatings meet and exceed the industry standards for commercial roofing products. Due to the extreme thermal shock roof coatings receive, they need to be elastomeric in nature and capable of proper adhesion to a variety of roofing substrates. Commercial roofing companies like Commercial Painting Services understand the importance of choosing the Best Elastomeric Roof Coating.
Commercial Roofing Contractor – Why it’s important
There are many commercial roofing companies out there. Make sure you choose a roofing company that has years of experience in roof coatings. Roof coatings require a well rehearsed procedure for coatings application. Most roofing companies don’t have years of coatings experience and have jumped into the coating application service recently. Roofing companies that specialize in traditional roofing materials might not have years of coating application services like a commercial painting contractor does. Commercial painting contractors understand the importance of proper prep, coating mil thickness, pressure washing, and overall adhesion technology.

Cool Roof Systems

Commercial Painting Services delivers a reduction in tear off cost, energy cost, and overall capital costs. We extended roof life with advanced waterproofing technology. Our cool roof systems are an effective way to reduce expenses related to climate change; such as, lowering roof and building temperatures. We reduce air conditioning energy usage, protecting your roof from harmful UV rays, and extend the life of the existing roof.
Cool Roof Systems – Why their important
Cool roof systems work by reflecting U.V. energy back into the atmosphere. White or light colored surfaces absorb only a small amount of heat, reflecting most of the U.V. energy. This further reduces costs by lowering energy usage for air conditioning of the building. Our cool roof systems ability to reflect U.V. and heat from the building roof provides a much longer life span than dark-colored or aluminum-coated roofs which absorb a large amount of heat. You can actually walk bare footed on a white elastomeric roof, try walking on a dark roof bare footed in the middle of the day.

Elastomeric Roof Coating

There are several different elastomeric roof coating products. Each one however is not the same. The coatings vary with quality and solids count. Elastomeric roof coatings need to be specially designed to serve the many roofing substrates found on buildings. They need to be highly reflective and carry the proper adhesion technology to meet the various substrate surface profiles. Depending on which elastomeric roof coating you choose, you can apply it to a number of different roofing substrates like: EPDM flat rubber roofing, metal roof painting projects, flat roofing, fiberglass roofing, concrete roofing, hypalon roofing, asphalt roofing, rolled roofing, built-up-roofing, and many other roofing substrates.
Elastomeric Roof Coating – How They Work

They only work if you hire a roof coating specialist that specializes in roof coating preparation of the existing roof substrate. More time is spent on preparing your current roof substrate with a pre-prep system that addresses all old seams, flashing, protrusions, drains, and any areas found unsuitable for coating longevity. Professional roof contactors have a 5 point pre-spray checklist before any coating is ever applied. Once the prep checklist is signed off on by project manager, then you can proceed to apply multiple coats of elastomeric roof coating. This system allows for a 10-15 year service life at much less capital expense than traditional roofing.

EPDM Coating – Benefits

Coating EPDM, known also as flat rubber roof coating, is an environmentally polite decision to reduce your energy cost, save expensive tear offs, and extend your roofs life span. Not all roofs are able to be coated with elastomeric. Consulting with a professional roofing contractor with years of experience is a must to determine your current roof condition.
EPDM Coating – Benefits
EPDM coating systems provide longer life and reduce landfill waste. Why pay for all new roofing material when you can re-use, and reduce the severe carbon foot print of the EPDM industry. In most cases, actual EPDM is still in a condition good enough to withstand several more years of service life if it was recoated. It’s the seams, fastners, and flashing failures that have given your current roof leaking issues. Lower your capital expense by switching to an elastomeric roof coating company. Hiring a professional with years of experience in roof coatings is a must when searching for the Best Roofing Contractor.

Green Roof

Green roof applies to a building partially or completely covered with plants, soil, or vegetation. Green roofs can also be a roof that uses a type of “green” technology. Reflective roof coatings conserve energy; therefore, the product is a “green” technology. Reflective roof coatings can reflect up to 92% of the suns energy. Cool roof technology reflects the suns energy and quickly emits the absorbed heat out of the building. California Title 24 codes require nearly all new commercial buildings to use cool roof technology.
Green Roof – Benefits
There are many positive things about having a green roof. Due to the high reflective ability of the coatings on the roof, the building absorbs much less heat (energy) than an average roof. This allows the temperature in the building to stay cooler, cutting down your energy usage and saving you money on your energy bill. A green roof using cool roof technology also is protected from harmful UV rays that damage a roof over time. The cool roof technology blocks those UV rays from the building; therefore, extending the life of the roof.

Metal Roof Coatings

Metal roof coatings need to be high performance and elastomeric in nature to keep up with the tremendous amount of thermal shock your roof receives on a daily basis. These metal roof coating systems restore and extend the life-span of your metal roof. We have complete metal roof restoration systems to re-new your old rusty metal roof with loose fasteners and leaking seams.
Metal Roof Coatings –How They Work
A good metal roof coatings system includes rust-inhibitive primer, reinforcing of all seams and fasteners, along with advanced coating technology to create a long term sustainable metal roof coating system. Our metal roof coatings can be customized to solve typical metal roof leak problems. Low heat release properties of bare metal and aluminum coated roofs are solved with an elastomeric roof coating and provide a green roofing approach to your capital investment. Professional roofing companies should always educate you on why elastomeric roofing technology reduces energy and saves you money over traditional metal roof painting procedures.

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