According to the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association, a roof coating can extend the life of a roof by 10 years or more (when applied properly, other factors may affect performance). Even better, the coating is often renewable and sustainable. At Bone Dry Roofing Company, our customers come to us for coatings to waterproof their roof, add UV protection or to limit heat retention and provide a cooling effect. The benefits of a properly applied and maintained roof coating are numerous and offer an attractive return on your investment. How do you know if your roof coating is wearing away or needs attention? In today’s post, we’re sharing five signs your roof coating needs a facelift.
- Your Area Received Extreme Weather
After a major storm makes its way through your area or high winds are reported, it’s best to get your roof inspected. You will find this step is typically recommended in your warranty as well. Sometimes extreme weather brings roofing issues that you may not see right away, and we can all agree it’s better to be proactive and take care of any possible problems before they become bigger headaches.
- You Notice Corrosion
Ideally, the design and the materials (down to the fasteners) in your roofing system were carefully selected with avoiding galvanic corrosion in mind. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends “roof system designers consider galvanic corrosion and consult a galvanic series for the specific metals being considered when dissimilar metals will be involved on a project.” The NRCA article goes on to read: “When two dissimilar metals come in contact and are exposed to a common electrolyte, one of the metals can undergo increased corrosion while the other metal can show decreased corrosion potential.” Keep in mind an electrolyte can be anything from rainwater, dew and condensation to seawater. Whatever the cause of the corrosion you’re seeing, it’s important to consult a team of professionals well versed in different types of corrosion and what can be done to repair the damage and mitigate future issues.
- You See Signs of Oxidation
If you observe your roof’s color is faded, chalky or dull, your roof coating may be lacking. These issues are typically due to oxidation from a number of possible elements including acid rain, the sun’s powerful rays or seawater. A professional roofing team can administer the appropriate cleaning methods and give your roof’s coating the attention it needs. The result? More luster and the rich color you previously enjoyed.
- The Are Leaks or Water Penetrations
Leaks and water penetrations require immediate attention and may signal your roof’s coating has been compromised. The goal of your roofing team will be to stop the water from entering the building, to identify the source of the leak, and to take necessary steps to repair the issue and restore your roof’s waterproofing system. The Bone Dry team includes experienced and effective waterproofing experts ready to guide you on the right path.
- Debris Has Lingered
Removing debris from your roof is critical due to the havoc it can wreak on your roof when ignored. Plus, debris hides the possible damage that may be underneath. A Roof Advisor article about debris states: “When debris is removed from your roof, the entire roofing system can be viewed and inspected for any repairs that may need to be done to maintain it.”
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