What's Behind A Surface Coating's Protective Properties?
Manufacturers have created acrylic polymers that are specifically designed for roof structures. These coatings manufacturers once experimented with paint to coat roofs, but they were too brittle. Caulk and sealant technologies were used to try to make elastomeric coatings but this resulted in failure. Toady, manufacturers fully understand the technology needed to make successful roof coatings.
What are Elastomeric Roof Coatings?
Elastomeric roof coatings refers to an elastomeric membrane that is sprayed or applied to the roof. This results in a seamless surface that's fully adhered, creating a membrane to protect the roof. They are applied in thicknesses that are 5 to 10 times the thickness of exterior house paints. The thickness for exterior paint is normally around 3 mils, but the elastomeric roofing application would be 15 to 30 mils. Applied as a liquid, this product dries to form a thick, protective membrane.
One of the major differences between elastomeric roof coatings and and other sealers is the durability. Elastomeric roof coatings can protect the roof surface for decades, which means you won't be replacing the roof shingles or decking materials any time soon.
As the name suggests, the elastomeric coatings have elastic like properties, meaning the sealants and coating flex when necessary, making cracking and peeling a thing of the past. All around, this is a wonderful roof coating you'll want for your home or commercial property roof.
Epoxy Overlay Systems
Epoxy overlay systems use quality epoxy coatings to protect metallic surfaces and concrete flooring surfaces. This durable overlay can be tinted to achieve any color and often includes chips of marble, granite, recycled glass, mother of pearl, or various synthetic materials.
This flooring is virtually indestructible and perfect for high traffic areas or areas like the garage where vehicles park. It's also highly resistant to fading, spills, stains, and slipping. Retail facilities, garage floors, malls, and many other commercial businesses install the epoxy overlay systems.
Metallic Epoxy Coatings
The metallic epoxy coatings use a new type of epoxy-based system that allows you to coat your concrete with a highly durable metallic looking surface. Made of durable epoxy resins, this coating lasts.
You can have concrete surfaces that replicate the look of metals such as copper, silver, nickel, aged bronze, and other shimmery finishes. Wherever an upscale look is desired, the metallic epoxy coating is a great option for concrete. Retail stores, offices, and restaurants sport modern luxury when these coatings are applied. Metallic epoxy coatings can turn your dull concrete into something dazzling.
All American Coatings is the Bay Area area preferred Coatings company. We've been helping commercial business and homeowners in Bay Area since 1999, so if there's anything you need to know about your particular project, give us a call. We'll be glad to help you out whether we help you with your project or not.