Not all commercial roofers offer roof coatings. We know that there are many benefits to a roof coating which is why we often let customers who call us for a roof replacement know that their roof doesn’t actually need replacing, but rather a roof coating. Of course, every building and roof is different so we do have to perform an inspection prior to confirming that we can take that route, but when we can there are many benefits.
Savings of a Commercial Roof Coating over Replacement
A roof coating generally costs about half the price or less of a roof replacement. That, in itself, can be reason enough to look into the feasibility of a commercial roof coating for your building. However, because most roofs needing replacement are black, and roof coatings are white, you’ll see savings on your cooling costs as well. In Florida’s sun, this can be a big benefit. You can check your potential savings with this cool roof calculator. Lastly, you may want to check with your accountant and ask if you’ll benefit from tax savings because a commercial roof coating can be classified differently than a replacement.
It’s Less Disruptive
A roof coating doesn’t require removing the current roof which is loud and disruptive to those inside the building. There won’t be dumpsters or trucks hauling away roofing debris day after day. Your staff won’t have to put up with the unpleasant smell of asphalt in the building or outdoors depending on the new roofing material you choose.
Faster Than a Roof Replacement
A commercial roof coating takes significantly less time than a roof replacement. This is just one of the reasons it’s less expensive. The steps we’ll take once we determine that a commercial roof coating is right for your building and you hire us are:
- Thorough roof cleaning
- Repair any areas in need of repair
- Prepare roof for the coating
- Apply roof coating
- Perform final check and caulk any roof protrusions
In the end you’ll have a water tight roofing system that should last 10 – 20 years before you’ll need a roof replacement.
If you’re wondering if your roofing system could benefit from a commercial roof coating, call Suncoast Roofing Solutions at (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form for more information.