3 Smart Reasons To Use Silicone Roof Coating

If you have a flat roof on your home or business, the type of coating that you use really matters. The right roof coating can provide a host of positive benefits for your building, which is why silicone roof coating is a smart roofing material to use.

Very Eco-Friendly Material

Not all silicone roof coating is made the same way. You are going to want to look for silicone roof coating that is free of solvents. Silicone roof coatings that are free of hydrocarbon solvents have a very low volatile organic compound (VOC) rating, making the material eco-friendlier in comparison to other roof coating options.

Additionally, if you choose white solvent-free silicone roof coating, the white color will help reflect the heat away. This can help reduce your building's energy usage, allowing your building and business to lay more claim to the eco-friendly title. Many white solvent-free silicone roof coatings earn an Energy Star rating and can also earn you LEED credit points as well.

Easy to Use

Another reason to consider using a silicone roof coating on your business is that it is easy to use. You can apply it over whatever your base flat roof structure is. Silicone roof coating is designed to adhere to cap sheets, metal, concrete, spray-on polyurethane foam, granulated cap sheets, acrylic coating, and built-up roof systems.

To apply the silicone roof coating, you need to pressure wash the roof and allow the roof to dry for 24 hours. After the roof has dried off for 24-hours, the silicone roof coating can be either rolled or sprayed onto the roof. Touch-ups can be done with a roller or brush for any missed areas.  


Finally, a silicone roof coating is durable. Your silicone roof coating will not return to a liquid state when water pools up on your roof like a water-based acrylic coating. If your silicone roof coating is exposed to excess water, the coating will become stronger when it reacts with water.

Exposure to the sun will also not cause your roof coating to become discolored and chalky like acrylic roof coatings. The protective silicone membrane will not crack due to excess heat exposure and will not fade or change colors as well. A silicone roof coating can also withstand high winds and hail without getting damaged.

If you want a flat roofing material that is eco-friendly, easy to take care of, and extremely durable against most regular weather conditions, talk to your roofing contractor about using a silicone roof coating that is Energy Star-certified on your roof.

Contact a company like Indy Roof Company to learn more.