As El Paso quickly moves towards the wintertime, commercial businesses across the city are making sure their buildings are in top shape. Plumbing, HVAC, and other aspects of our businesses are crucial to normal, everyday activity, and roofing is no exception to this.
The wintertime represents a crucial time since the frigid desert winter can put a toll on residential, commercial, and even industrial infrastructure. In El Paso, unlike other places, buildings are forced to adapt to a wide spectrum of weather conditions, from 110 degree summer days to below freezing winter nights.
One great way to defend your business against the weather is roof coatings. Roof coatings provide extra protection for your roof, and are a smart investment for most businesses to invest in. However, the world of roof coatings is surprisingly vast, so simply searching Google for roof coatings may produce more questions than answers.
In our brief blog, we’ll discuss some of the main types of roof coatings and talk about which coatings may be right for you and your business.
Thermopolyolefin (TPO) coatings are a type of coating based on polypropylene, the most commonly produced plastic in the world. The type of TPO used in roofing is modified to provide better impact resistance and ductility.
TPO coatings benefit from being relatively cheap to make, given the popularity of the material. TPO coatings benefit from being lightweight and chemical-resistance. They also don’t require drying before molding, which also helps reduce time and cost for installers and customers.
TPO coatings are very popular all over the U.S., but they are especially useful in the Southwest because their white color reflects sunlight, reducing HVAC costs for your company.
Another relatively popular type of commercial roof coating is acrylic. Acrylic water-based coatings are generally cheap and can be colored in several colors. Acrylic coatings are also wonderful for resisting high UV rays, which are plentiful in El Paso.
You can also expect cost-effective pricing, dirt resistance, and simple performance. They are unfortunately susceptible to poor ponding performance and loss of mil thickness.
Acrylic coatings are often a pretty good option for some people, but the cons can outweigh the pros in certain climates and situations.
Last but not least, we have silicone roof coatings. Silicone polymer roof coatings are great for weatherability and UV resistance, which can be great for El Paso roofs.
Like TPO, silicone-based roof coatings can contribute to energy savings by reflecting sunlight. You can expect energy savings if you use silicone. The elasticity is also great for the spectrum of weather El Paso experiences on a year-to-year basis.
Choose AAAA Roofing To Protect Your Commercial Roof!
Ready to give your commercial roof the protection it deserves this holiday season? AAAA Roofing is ready to help! To learn more about the coating services we offer, give us a call today to receive a quote and speak with a member of our team!