Your current roof type, and condition are both factors that determining if silicone or acrylic roof coating is best for your commercial building. However, we’ll look at the advantages and disadvantages of each type below.
- UV reflective
- Flexible & durable
- Lower installation cost
- Protects against ponds of water
- Can withstand extreme temperatures
- Self flashing
Cons of silicone:
- May lose some reflective benefits if not maintained
- Slippery when wet
- May require a walk pad
Silicone can reflect up to 90% of UV rays while being flexible and durable. The composition of silicone roof coatings allows for a single application for lower installation costs and less material. It can withstand extreme temperatures and downpours while minimizing ponding or standing water on your roof. However, if not maintained, it may lose some of its reflective benefits. It can also get slippery while wet, so high-traffic areas may require a walk pad for safety. Our silicone and acrylic roof coatings in Tampa and throughout Florida are a smart investment to help extend the lifespan of your roof while protecting it from water damage.
Advantages of Acrylic:
- Works well with various substrates
- High UV resistance
- Can be sprayed or rolled
Disadvantages of Acrylic:
- Water-based, vulnerable to ponding
- Generally requires a re-coat after 10-15 years
Acrylic roof coatings are cost-effective and work well with various substrates that may already be on your roof, such as metal, modified bitumen, single-ply, and spray foam. This option is also highly UV resistant and can be sprayed and rolled. As a water-based solution, the coating can become brittle or delaminate if exposed to ponding water over a long period.
Our silicone and acrylic roof coating in Tampa and throughout Florida can help increase your commercial roof's longevity with a strong barrier against water. Our expert technicians can answer any questions you may have and help you decide which coating works best for your individual circumstances. CES Commercial Roofing is here for you with over 50 years of combined experience and technicians who are dedicated to providing expert solutions. Don’t let your roof suffer from water damage when we have the answer to your problems.
Don’t delay! CES Commercial Roofing is here to help. Call (813) 592-1144 when you are ready to schedule a free estimate or learn more about waterproof coatings.