What Are White Elastomeric Coatings and Who Are They For?
Elastomeric roof coatings are paint-like products containing special blends of compounds and particles with unique physical properties. Applied on top of a roofing surface, these coatings reduce thermal conductivity, increase the UV reflectivity of the roof, and provide some protection for the roofing solution underneath. Flat-roofed commercial structures using polyurethane foam and similar roofing options can benefit dramatically from these additives.
White Elastomeric Coating Contractors Ready for Service
At Longhorn Enterprises of Texas, we’re highly skilled not only in providing commercial roofing but in offering protective services such as elastomeric coatings as well. We serve the entire Dallas area and surrounding suburbs, and we will travel to other places — including Oklahoma, Arkansas, and West Texas — as needed to support our clients. Learn more about the services we can provide when you contact us today.
How White Elastomeric Coatings Are Installed
The application of elastomeric roof coatings is straightforward. This can be applied via rollers, but more often, is applied by industrial spray pumps capable of adhering the thick elastomeric to the roof deck. The coatings go onto the roof similar to a coat of paint. Some time for curing is typically necessary to make the coating effective. Your structure may also require multiple passes to provide a layer thick enough to provide the thermal properties your business needs.
These white coatings reflect more of the sun’s energy away from the building. As a result, less heat passes into the building itself. HVAC equipment works less to keep the structure cool, and your energy bills decrease as a result.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do elastomeric coatings last?
Depending on the applied coating thickness, they may last from anywhere between 10 to 20 years. Periodic reapplications will prolong the effectiveness of the coating used on your roof.
Are elastomeric coatings waterproof?
Yes, these coatings can contribute to the waterproofing properties, especially when combined with polyurethane spray foam. While the coatings may let some moisture pass through, they are overall very effective at obstructing water.
How much do elastomeric coatings cost?
The cost of coating your roof with an elastomeric product will vary based on the desired thickness of the coating and the size of the roof. Longhorn Enterprises of Texas provides personalized quotes to allow for easier project planning.
Are elastomeric roof coatings better than silicone?
Actually, elastomeric roof coatings are basically the same thing as silicone. Our most popular elastomeric is a water-based acrylic. These are fast drying and the clean-up is simply with water. There is also an elastomeric silicon. These are solvent-based and do require a longer drying time. These are typically used on roofs that may “pond” water, roofs on facilities such as chemical plants, or roofs that have a high traffic or heavy maintenance presence.