The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) released a brief informational outlining general guidelines surrounding the proper storage and application of coatings. Coats are meant to serve as an extra layer of defense for your flat roof, but their performance is highly dependent on how well they are handled by your roofing contractors. There are a lot of common mistakes that even experienced roofers can sometimes make and, while actual procedures vary from one coat material to another, a few general rules still apply.
Our roofing specialists at Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Inc. have laid out some practical tips about roof coat application and how they can make a difference in your roof’s life span.
Roof coatings are designed to be durable. They’re meant to withstand harsh weather, sometimes even better than the toughest sheet metal roof. But before they achieve this level of resistance to the elements, they need time to dry and cure properly. During this period, they must be protected against rain, snow and the cold. Excessive moisture weakens the bonds between the coating material and affects its performance. Check the forecast first before scheduling your coat application. Sometimes, it may even be important to postpone the job if you suspect the weather will not be cooperative.
When it comes to laying out the roof coating, the right thickness must always be followed. When the coat is applied too thinly, it will not have enough durability to be remotely effective. On the other hand, when it’s applied on the thick side, you risk getting bubbling, blistering and warping on the coating surface. Moreover, thicker layers take more time to dry which could mean delays in your roofing project.
Trust our experts at Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Inc. for all your roofing, coatings and sheet metal fabrication needs. Give us a call at (785) 727-7575 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve Hays and other nearby areas in KS, including Colby.