Roof coating involves the application of a fluid roofing layer to the current roof substrate. Once applied, it will make your roof waterproof, durable, and smooth. Above all, it helps to protect your property from water leaks, makes it energy-efficient, lowers the cooling costs, and extends your roof’s lifespan. At KTM Exteriors, we can help you achieve all these at minimal cost.
Our high-quality coating protects your metal roofing structure against natural weather elements, such as damage from rainstorms and the effects of UV rays. Also, it reduces the likelihood of mold growth and roof decay due to twigs, leaves, moss, debris, soot, lichens, and algae. The biggest advantage of a coated roof is that it is resistant to fire. Thus, in the event that your property catches fire, a perfectly-coated roof may contain it.
The material used on roof coatings is similar to normal paint; however, the coating has a much thicker composition and is highly elastic, attributed to its top-quality resin ingredient. The elasticity helps seal the cracks and gaps in the roof to inhibit algae growth around the area. We prefer using GAF's roof coating systems because of the tremendous results they have been getting. Coated roofs comes with numerous benefits; it is cost-effective and efficient. A coated roof preserves the heat entering the home.
More so, coated roofs are less strenuous to HVAC equipment as the reflective abilities allow for reduced energy consumption. You can also prevent water and chemical damage by having your roof coated. Hence, if you want to prolong the lifespan of your property’s roof, then a roof coating is the best way to go. You can still allow KTM Exteriors to recoat your roof if need be.
As one of the most experienced and qualified roofing companies, we offer different types of coating based on your customized needs.
• Elastomeric Coating – This type of coating incorporates elastic elements. It can stretch the surface of the roof without causing any damage.
• Reflective Coating – Going by the name, this coating reflects the UV rays. It is mostly white in color or any other reflective color.
• Polymer-Modified Coating – It has bituminous containing a polymer for enhanced roof performance. While it may seem costly, it is flexible and more durable than others.
Different types of roofs require unique coatings:
Flat Roof – With this type of roof, you will need to apply silicone-like Gaco S-2000. This type of coating is more resistant to stagnant water, which pools on flat roofs. Unlike other acrylic coatings, silicone does not allow water to penetrate due to its natural water and humidity-resistant nature. It also does not shed, and it will save you additional labor costs with time. With just a little amount, silicone will cover a wide area.
Concrete Roof – Concrete roofs require you to use an acrylic coating or Elastomeric (Urethane-based) coating. It is a water-based emulsion that will go a long way in protecting your roof against common issues, such as rusting and leaking. Also, it keeps the surrounding temperature under check.
All these roof coatings can be applied to any given roof but finding the most suitable for your unique home is key. To ensure making the right choice, we are here to help. We allow you the opportunity to find the right roof contractor who will recommend the most appropriate coating for your roof.
This type of roof comes with painted or galvanized metallic finishes or granulated surfaces. For your roof to meet your cooling needs, applying a reflective or light coating to the surfaces can be a wise idea. With an operational coating, you are assured of an enhanced roof thermal emittance and solar reflectance, giving it a cool roof status.
Low-sloped and flattened roofs are typically cooled using a single-ply membrane, PVC or TPO, available in prefabricated rolls of the sheet. They are then unrolled onto your home’s roof and attached using mechanical fasteners, chemical adhesives, or both. In some cases, the single-ply membranes are held together using ballast (gravel, stones or pavers), depending on the ballast weight to hold down the membrane. A coating would then be applied over this membrane in order to give it added protection from the elements.
It refers to a multi-layered type of roof that comes with fabric reinforcement, a base layer, and a dark-colored protective surface coating. We can help you alter these after or before installation:
• Before installing your built-up roof, switch the dark-colored gravel above the coating or marble chips
• Switch the entire top cover for reflective coating or granules
• Following installation and to the roof’s exterior, apply your cool roof coating
The Cool Roof Cost versus Energy Saving Cost
If you are looking for alternative low-slope or flat commercial roofs, it would be wise if you went for cool roofs. When contemplating installing or converting a cool roof, you should, foremost, compare both costs - the roof installation costs and the energy savings costs. Note that each different building and roofing design calls for a unique calculation based on various factors, such as the insulation efficiency of the roof, your HVAC system’s efficacy and the existing roof type.
Although a freshly installed cool roof may not be expensive compared to a normal roof, converting the current roof might, in some cases, be cost-prohibitive. To understand what an existing or converted roof costs, you will need to reserve an appointment with the leading roofing contractor in Boston – KTM Exteriors. We are ready to take you through the calculation process, including labor, materials, and continuous roof maintenance, to determine the possible cost.
The good thing with cool roofs is that they help you to save on energy costs, save money with incentives/rebates, durability, and reduced HVAC system use due to reduced cooling and heating needs.
From siding to dumpster rentals to specific solutions across all types of roofing, we're the roofers you can trust. Below you'll find a full list of services, all of which we deliver at very competitive rates.
Prevention is always the best option, and we can make sure you have zero potentially costly issues on the horizon.
With regular maintenance from our experts, you'll never be faced with an emergency roof situation again.
Whether it's an emergency or an annoyance, we'll have your repair needs taken care of quickly.
Rely on your roof once again with our restoration experts.
Is there a hidden drip keeping you up at night? We'll find and fix it quickly.
A comfortable home has a reliable roof, and our team have all of the solutions to protect your biggest investment.
Avoid interruptions to your business operations due to a roofing issue with our cost-effective commercial solutions.
Enjoy energy efficiency and a robust roof option thanks to our shingled roofing.
For ease of cleaning and inspection, opt for a flat roof!
Has some wild weather caused damage to your roof? We can rectify this straight away!
Prolongs the lifespan of your property by limiting the water and moisture that can enter through the ceiling with our waterproofing solutions.
Go green with our roof coating, the best way to keep your property cool and reduce energy consumption.
As part of our energy efficiency offerings, insulated siding adds an extra layer to your roofing, keeping your family comfortable while lowering your energy bills.
Looking for something more unique to suit the aesthetic of your home? Let's talk about a custom-designed roof that will have everyone looking up.
Everyone loves a spot with a view! Whether you are a commercial entity or residential homeowner, increase your space with a stunning rooftop deck.
Skylights stand out as a brilliant addition to your home.
We offer demolition clean-out, dumpster rentals, and snow removal services.