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Tips for Preparing Your Commercial Roof for a Coating

If your roof coating is applied incorrectly, it could end up blistering sooner rather than later. This could lead to the need for you to redo your roof in the near future. When your commercial roofing contractors in San Antonio, TX, area apply a coating, you likely want them to do it in the best way possible right away. Because of the potential problems that are often associated with poorly applied coating, it may be a bad idea to try to do this on your own. These tips should be used to help you better understand the process, so you can pick a competent roofing company.

Create Surface Area

The more surface area your roof has, the more contact points the coating can have. This does not mean you should have an oversized roof. Instead, it’s looking at the actual surface of your roof. For example, a polymer-modified bitumen roof is not complety flat. The minerals used cause minute ridges and valleys. This uneven surface gives the coating more room to hold onto.

The typical surface of this type of roof is good, but sometimes debris can get lodged in the nooks and crannies. The contaminates might fill in one of the ridges, which in turn reduces the surface area of your roof. Roofing contractors should try to keep debris from settling on the roof before the coating is applied.

Use the Right Coating

The coating used on your roof should depend on the material your surface is made from. For example, roofing materials with silicone in them typically need a silicone-based coating as well. Otherwise, the coating may not adhere properly. As you try to pick out a coating material, keep in mind the roofing materials that were used.

Work With Professionals

If you want to avoid the need for frequent roof repairs, you need to make sure your entire system is installed correctly. Working with a contractor through the design, installation and coating stages may result in a top-notch roof.

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