Acrylic & Silicone Roof Restoration
…Sometimes a Simple Roof Restoration is All You Need
Don’t replace your roof when an acrylic or silicone roof restoration will do the job at a fraction of the price. An acrylic roof coating or a silicone roof coating will help to keep your roof safe and leak-free while also extending its life.
Not sure if a roof coating is what you need? No problem. We’ll send one of our roofing experts to evaluate your commercial property and determine whether an acrylic roof coating or a silicone roof coating is your best option.
The benefits of acrylic and silicone roof coatings include:
- Significantly less expensive than a roof replacement
- Protect your roof from harmful UV rays
- Quick and easy installation
- Last for years and remain aesthetically pleasing
- Environmentally friendly
- Limit the expansion and contraction cycles that lead to roof degradation
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For a better understanding of each coating style, check out the following benefits and things to consider.
A Comparison of Acrylic and Silicone Roof Coating
Acrylic coatings offer an excellent balance of cost and performance.
This water-based solution is a cost-effective alternative to roof replacement.
Acrylic roof coating has many upsides including:
- exceptional durability,
- more forgiving of roof substrate,
- relatively easy to install,
- withstands heavier foot traffic,
- and dirt doesn’t accumulate on them so they maintain their reflectivity.
Acrylic roof coatings have some downsides including:
- They lose mil thickness due to weathering, as evidenced by the chalky residue that builds up over time.
- They can take significantly longer to install than silicone.
- They usually don’t perform well in ponding water, which is why we use Astec coatings. Astec coatings actually provide a warranty against ponding water when applied at a sufficient thickness.
ACS workers install acrylic roof coating over an existing single-ply roof.
Silicone coatings have a reputation as the “Cadillac” of roof coating systems.
These coatings are stable, flexible, and can come with a twenty-year warranty. Silicone coating has numerous strengthens including:
- they are exceptionally durable,
- they don’t degrade from weather, and lose mils,
- they don’t get hard or brittle,
- rapid installation,
- they work well in ponding water if the water stays for less than 48 hours,
- they conduct heat poorly,
- they are easy to apply. Just power wash, prime if needed(rarely), and apply coating.
- they are moisture-cured, so humidity can even promote their cure.
Silicone roof coatings have some downsides.
- They need a stable substrate to bond too.
- They require a bleed block if applied to an asphalt roof.
- They are significantly more expensive than acrylic coating. This is offset by the need for fewer coats.
- They may pull away from edges and curl.
- They are very slippery when wet so shouldn’t be applied if maintenance people are going to access the roof.
- They don’t hold up well against foot traffic.
- They hold dirt, so they lose reflectivity over time.
- They are harder to re-coat because they are almost as slippery as Teflon.
- Removal can be difficult, because they are very stubborn.
- They can be easily torn so they are installed with a fabric that compensates for their mechanical weakness.