Prevention Costs Less Than Reaction: Rubber Roof Coatings

Investing in real estate, whether for residential or commercial use can be a very lucrative endeavor for those who do it. You can’t deny though that owning any type of building can also cost you a bit of money, as well as take a big commitment from you that you’ll care for it and maintain it properly so you can continue to get the value out of it that you want to.

The biggest investment you make into your chosen home or commercial facility should be the up front cost. After that, through proper care and maintenance, large monetary investments shouldn’t be a requirement for owning the building.

There Will Be Repairs

The nature of any man made structure and its uses makes it something that will need repairing from time to time. You’ll have to deal with weather exposure, sun damage, changing temperatures, and exposure to branches and other debris. Some of these repairs can be expensive, so if you have many of them you could be looking at some larger investments. Not to mention, the time and effort it takes to do the repairs.

There are some things you can do to help protect your home or business building from damage and lower the risk of having to pay for repairs. You can prevent some repairs with a fairly simple solution. And better yet, it will cost you less money than what normal repairs will.

Start with the Roof

The largest surface on your structure is the roof. It’s also the most exposed. Therefore, it is one of the most prone areas for taking damage. To make matters worse, it’s the part of your building that is meant to protect all of the items, appliances, and furniture inside it. But what protects the roof?

You can protect it by applying a rubber roof coating to the surface of your roof material. It’s something that can be done on your own, at little cost, and without difficulty.

The application process is simple. Here’s a look at how easy it is to cover your roof with rubber roof coating.

  • Start with a roof inspection.
  • Clear away any debris and clean the roof thoroughly. Use degreaser if there is grease or oily residue.
  • Allow the roof to dry completely.
  • Frame the roof surface with blue painter’s tape to reduce running of the liquid rubber product.
  • Roll roof coating product onto the entire surface evenly with medium nap roller. You can also use a sprayer and hose for application of the product.
  • Use paintbrushes to finish off corners, roof structures, and edges.
  • Allow rubber roof coating to fully dry before walking on it or performing any additional work.

Once you finish, the roof will look brand new. It will also function as if it’s brand new. You’ll start reaping the benefits of your efforts for prevention of future damage and repair needs.

Benefits of Rubber Roof Coating

Preventing damage in the future will save you money, time, and stress. Coating your roof provides you with many benefits. Your roof will be waterproofed and sealed tight so moisture can’t make it through into the interior of the building where it could cause all kinds of damage. The coating will also form an airtight seal over seams, around roof structures, and any cracks that may have started to form in the roof material.

You’ll also get protection from UV ray exposure from sunlight, scratch and ding resistance, and a sealant that keeps dirt out too.

All in all you’ll be preventing incidents in the future from resulting in costly repairs. Your decision to add rubber roof coating as a preventative measure will help you not have to spend money later because there will be less occurrences, if any, of damage to your home or business’s roof.

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