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How does silicone membrane roof coating work?
Silicone membrane is a liquid roof coating that is made from silicone polymers and applied to the surface of a roof to protect and extend the life of the roofing material. It is applied in a thin, uniform layer using a roller or sprayer. Once applied, the silicone coating forms a seamless membrane on the roof that is water and UV-resistant.
Silicone roof coating is used on flat or low-sloped roofs, and is known for its durability and long lifespan. It is also highly reflective, which can help to reduce head absorption and energy costs by reflecting sunlight and keeping the building cooler.
It is easy to apply and can be used on a variety of roofing materials, including asphalt, concrete, and metal. It is also affordable and long-lasting, making them a popular choice for commercial buildings.
What are the benefits to silicone membrane roofing?
Silicone roofing offers several benefits. Here are a few to consider:
- It is highly resistant to water, making it an excellent choice for areas that are prone to heavy rain or snow. It is also resistant to ponding water, meaning it can withstand standing water on the roof without suffering damage.
- Silicone roof coatings are also resistant to UV radiation, meaning they are less likely to fade or degrade over time making them a good choice for roofs that are exposed to direct sunlight.
- It is known for its durability and long lifespan. It is resistant to wind, hail, and other weather-related damage, and it requires minimal maintenance over its lifespan.
- Silicone roof coatings are highly reflective, which can help reduce energy costs by reflecting sunlight and keeping the building cooler.
- It is highly flexible, which makes it easier to work with and allows it to expand and contract with temperature changes without cracking or splitting.
Overall, silicone roofing is well-suited to a variety of roofing applications. It is generally more expensive than other types of roofing materials, but it offers excellent performance and can be a good investment. Contact our Fix My Roof experts today for a free estimate and schedule an appointment.
Liquid applied silicone coatings from Fix My Roof
Fix My Roof’s IntegriGard® is a single-component elastomer specifically designed with high volume solids for flat roofs located in New Mexico’s extreme weather zones. It is a pure elastomeric silicone roof coating system that provides superior weatherproofing and UV resistance over the traditional New Mexico roof substrates.
Features & Benefits
The outstanding features of Fix My Roof’s NM-505 Silicone roof coating are its high solids content, rapid cure, and superior physical properties. Tested and certified to meet Cool Roof Rating Council and EPA guidelines for Energy Star compliance because we care about our impact on the environment.
- Prolongs the life of a roof while helping lower internal temperatures and reducing cooling costs
- Hydroponic — withstands water penetration
- High tensile strength and abrasion resistance
- Excellent adhesion to a variety of roof surfaces
- Ease of application — extremely fast and simple to install
- Can be used to reinforce and seal seams, penetrations and terminations, and make spot repairs
- Slows degradation caused by normal weathering, aging and ultraviolet rays
- Economical — extends the life of your roof
- Retains its integrity from -80°F to 250°F
- Accelerator package is available to shorten cure time
- Can be recoated up to 7 to 10 days between coats
- No checking or cracking after 8,000 hours
Our silicone coating can be applied to aged or cured single-ply, metal, spray polyurethane foam, built-up roofing or modified bitumen, and concrete roof systems. It can be applied as part of a maintenance or repair program or as part of a complete restoration system.
All Fix My Roof products are to be used and applied with reference to and in conjunction with Fix My Roof’s Guidelines and Specifications by certified Fix My Roof applicators. Call us today for a free estimate. Our door is always open!