As always, please feel free to call us at (706) 353-0106 or email us with any specific questions you might have regarding your roof and our roof coating systems, but here are a few questions which we are asked with some frequency:
Q: When should I consider coating my roof?
A: Determining when to coat your roof really depends on the type of roof, the age and its current condition. Generally, a coating is ideal at the first sign of a problem or just before your warranty runs out. Coating your roof will ensure an optimum roof condition which is the key to a long life. Please give us a call today so we can help you determine whether (or when) you need to coat your roof.
Q: Is the cost of coating more than replacing my roof?
A: No, the cost of coating is substantially less than replacing your roof. Many times it’s as low as 1/3 the cost. One of the best features of roof coatings is their ability to resurface an existing roof system with such a low investment.
Q: Do I need to worry about UV radiation after a Weathercoat treatment?
A: Due to Weathercoat’s roof coating reflectivity, nearly all of the sun’s rays (up to 90%) are reflected away from the surface of the roof. Since few rays can get to the roof surface after a Weathercoat roof coating has been applied, UV radiation is no longer a problem.
Q: How much does the coating system weigh?
A: The average weight of the Weathercoat system is 14.7 pounds per 100 sq. ft. Or in other words, a little less than 2.5 ounces per sq. ft.
Q: Wouldn’t it be better to install a rubber roof system (EPDM) and be maintenance free for 10 to 15 years?
A: There’s no such thing as “maintenance free” roofs. A rubber roof system can cost twice as much as coating your roof. Rubber roof systems also add more structural weight at an average of 1.5 lbs./sq.ft. compared to coatings at only .15 lbs./sq.ft. Plus, most coatings comes with a 10-year warranty. So, the real question becomes: why spend more money when you don’t have to? Additionally, EPDM is black and therefore much hotter than our system.
Q: My roof is extremely rusted. Is this a problem?
A: We pre-treat your roof with a rust neutralizer primer. Better than merely covering the rust, it is actually designed to kill rust.
Q: Will I need to replace my roof even if I coat it and continue routine maintenance?
A: Coating and routine maintenance is the key to long life of roof substrates. Unfortunately, there are many variables including chemical exposure and unusual weather conditions that can shorten the life of your roof even with proper maintenance. However, in most cases, a properly coated roof with regular maintenance can extend roof life up to 4 times longer.
Q: Are all warranties the same?
A: Our 10 year warranty is all inclusive of materials and labor and is not prorated. We pride ourselves on responding quickly if any problems should arise. We take ownership in your roof!
Please feel free to call us at (706) 353-0106 or email us with any specific questions you might have regarding your roof, or our roof coating systems.