Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Elastomeric roof coatings last a long time, if not a lifetime

Elastomeric roof coatings like those from Conklin last longer than most products (such as asphalt coatings) typically used on flat roofs. Elastomeric coating has rubber-like properties that return it to their original dimensions after they are stretched or deformed. The coating expands and contracts with the surface to which it is applied.

Over time, heat, sunlight, and cracking due to expansion and contraction will degrade a roof. The traditional model was to tear off the aging roof and replace it after 15 or 20 years. But elastomeric coatings could last the lifetime of the building with regular maintenance, including the occasional cleaning with a hose or power washer and reapplying the coating every 10 or 15 years.

A mere 5-year increase in roof service life should reduce the cost of roofing by 21%, cutting landfill waste from roofing (roofing waste currently represents almost 4% of the total volume of solid wastes in the United States).

Nothing lasts forever, but proper maintenance can extend the life of just about everything - especially elastomeric roof coatings.

Look for a Conklin Roofing Systems contractor in your area:

Patton Services | (309) 303-3128 | rpatton55@comcast.net | http://www.whiteroofingsystems.com

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