The primary purpose why a residential roofing contractor applies coating to the roofing system is to extend the structure’s life span. The roof coating is created as protective covering against the elements such as sunlight, rain, hail and wind. It also makes the roof more resistant to dirt accumulation.
However, there are some cases when roofers commit critical errors that will compromise the longevity of the material in the long run. It’s important to know these errors so that you can avoid them.
When you spot these bad practices in your residential roofing company, you better call another one:
Wrong Way of Mixing
The key towards a consistent and adhesive coating is the proper mixing process. The roof coating should be mixed thoroughly to combine all the materials. It’s more advisable to reach the bottom of the container when stirring as heavier ingredients tend to settle at the bottom. However, don’t stir too hard because it could create bubbles, which will cause another problem during the application process.
Lack of Coating
After mixing the roof coating, you can now proceed to the application. Here’s a tip: add more wet mils when you apply the roof coating. The additional mils will serve as replacement for the evaporated mils or water solvent during the first stage of application. Failure to acknowledge the evaporation factor in the process can result to a thinly applied roof coating and less durability.
Applying When It’s Cold
Coating application guidelines differ in cold weather conditions. The adhesion of the coating materials is largely affected by the surrounding temperature. The coating heat and time to dry and cure. During cloudy days, these luxuries might not present. Sometimes, rain can occur even before they can finish applying. Solution: check the weather forecast in advance.
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No one does as much, does it better, or protects you more than we do. Fortenberry Roofing Co. provides different services such as roof replacement, coating application, maintenance, repair and other home improvement projects. Call us today at (806) 429-0822 or fill out our online form to get started! We serve clients in Littlefield and Hereford, as well as the surrounding TX communities.