As a commercial property owner or manager, we know that you are always looking for viable ways to protect and maximize your investments. Because we believe that the best kind of property maintenance works from the top down, we thought we’d cover a crucial topic: roof coating systems, specifically for flat or low-pitch roofs.
Your Roofing System’s Primary Enemies
Before we review your solutions, let’s identify a few key problems/threats that your commercial roof faces here in Maryland:
- Age (happens to the best of us!)
- Improper initial installation or design
- Weather damage
- Moisture intrusion
- Lack of maintenance and infrequent inspection
- Leaks that go unnoticed until the damage is extensive
- UV damage
Did the last one take you a bit by surprise?
While it’s easy to envision hail, torrential rain, or old age taking a toll, you might not realize that UV damage is one of your roof system’s primary enemies. Much like your skin is damaged by unprotected sun exposure during a scorching afternoon at the beach, a flat or low-slope roof’s membrane will eventually be irreparably damaged by UV rays. This compromises the system as a whole and opens the door to a host of problems.
Is Your Commercial Roofing Adequately Protected?
The majority of the threats above can be managed by investing in routine roofing inspections and maintenance. Partner with a local, professional roofer and you’ll be setting yourself up for incredible savings and peace of mind.
So, how about that UV damage?
We recommend a roof coating system, tailored to the needs of your specific property. Here at RoofPRO, we utilize and recommend a silicone roof coating system from GACO, a product we really trust. It performs beautifully, and offers these awesome benefits:
- Extends the life of your roof system
- Shields against UV decay and damage
- Can last up to 50 years (talk about ROI!)
- Can be applied without interrupting your operations
- Creates a seamless, watertight seal
- Petroleum-free, made in the USA
Need a concrete example of how this coating can repel heat, both cooling and protecting your property? Take a look at this quick video that compares the surface temperature of the street, the unprotected roof, and then the coated surface.
Let’s Discuss Your Maryland Commercial Roofing Needs
The RoofPRO team is here to serve you, and to provide all of your roofing needs. Contact us today with any questions you might have!