Protecting roofs is a key component to extending the life of any commercial building or residential home. Almost as important as foundations and far more risk prone a roof needs to be properly coated and treated to withstand the elements, intense sunlight exposure and curling or cracking rubber materials and shingles. Luckily there are a number of high-quality commercial grade roofing paints and products to protect your business or home.
Protecting a flat commercial roof that one could find on a warehouse or factory is best done with what is called “liquid rubber” which is an electrometric copolymer based liquid that is specially formulated for elongation, tensile strength, UV resistance and weathering qualities. A flexible membrane material liquid rubber adheres well to wood, metal, EPMD, APP, TPO, Hypalon and even asphalt-based roofs. Liquid rubber acts to protect and waterproof commercial roofs and can also be used to recoat RV and trailer roofs that are worn, decayed or even leaking. Liquid rubber roofing paints act much like paint and can be applied just as easy with rollers and brushes.
For residential home roofs a good choice of coating is clear glaze waterproofing sealer. Using a 100% acrylic sealer will help penetrate porous surfaces and provide excellent film formation on most shingle materials and roofing including asphalt, fiberglass, wood, plywood, clapboard, primed metal and galvanized steel. In addition to being waterproof and a solid coating to fill in cracks and leaks an acrylic sealer will also protect against fungi, mildew and various outdoor debris. Acrylic roofing paints can rejuvenate almost any roof surface and the more layers that are applied the glossier shingles will look in natural light. The specially formulated paint seals in roofing granules which helps to prevent any further degradation to the roof shingle surface.