Incorrect roof coating application can impact its effectiveness

4 Roof Coating Mistakes to Avoid for Maximum Protection

4 Roof Coating Mistakes to Avoid for Maximum Protection

Roof coatings can be an excellent investment for many property owners, helping to extend the life of a roof, reduce energy costs, and protect against leaks. However, to get the most out of your roof coating, it's essential to avoid common roof coating mistakes that can impact its effectiveness. Here are four mistakes to watch out for:

Mistake1: Incorrect Roof Coating Application

Roof coatings need to be applied correctly to be effective. Whether you're applying the coating yourself or hiring a professional, it's essential to follow the manufacturer's specifications carefully. Avoid these common errors:

  • Applying the coating too thickly
  • Applying the coating too thinly
  • Applying the coating in the wrong conditions (such as when it's too cold or humid)

To view our specifications or technical data sheets, visit our technical tab on the home page.

Mistake 2: Neglecting to Clean the Roof

Before applying a roof coating, it's crucial to ensure that the roof is clean and free of debris. Neglecting to clean the roof properly can prevent the coating from adhering correctly, reducing its effectiveness. Remember, our products are only as good as what we are sticking to!

Mistake 3: Failing to Inspect the Roof Regularly 

Once a roof coating has been applied, it's essential to inspect the roof regularly to ensure that the coating is still in good condition. Extreme weather events or excess foot traffic can negatively affect the roofing system. Neglecting to inspect the roof can result in issues going unnoticed until they become major problems. Check out our blog post about what to look for when inspecting your roof here.

Mistake 4: Choosing the Wrong Type of Coating

There are many different types of roof coatings available, each with its own pros and cons. Choosing the wrong type of coating for your roof can result in a less effective coating or even damage to the roof. If you are curious to know what coating is right for your roof, visit the following blog: Silicone vs. Acrylic - Physical Properties

    By avoiding these common mistakes, you can help ensure that your roof coating provides the maximum benefits possible. If you're unsure about how to apply or maintain a roof coating, get in touch with us! We are here to help. For more information on choosing the right roof coating, reach out to use here or give us a call at (812) 725-3542.

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