Acrylic & Silicone Roof Restoration

…Sometimes a Simple Roof Restoration is All You Need

Roof restoration is quieter and more affordable than roof replacement.  An acrylic or silicone roof coating can save you tens of thousands of dollars and extend your roof life by 15-20 years.

The benefits of acrylic and silicone roof coatings include:

  • Significantly less expensive than a roof replacement
  • Minimizes business disruptions
  • Quick and easy installation with no tear off
  • Keeps waste out of landfills and conserves energy
 

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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.

Strengths

Acrylic roof coating has many upsides including:

  • exceptional durability,
  • more forgiving of roof substrate,
  • relatively easy to install,
  • cost-effective,
  • withstands heavier foot traffic,
  • and dirt doesn’t accumulate on them so they maintain their reflectivity.

Weaknesses

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.
 
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workers roll out fabric on an acrylic roof

ACS workers install acrylic roof coating over an existing single-ply roof.

This is a photo of an 60,000 sq ft silicone restoration system we did in the Richmond Marina.

Silicone coatings have a reputation as the “Cadillac” of roof coating systems.

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

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.
 
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