The building industry has seen many innovative new techniques that are designed to protect and preserve our homes, and none is more welcome than roof sealant, which adds a layer of protection onto the roof surface, adding years to its life. Surprisingly, many Australian homeowners are not aware of the revolutionary treatment, and if you happen to be in that number, here is a brief explanation of modern roof coatings and how they can prolong the life of your roof.
Acrylic Latex Membrane
The great thing about acrylic latex is that is is flexible and can move with the roof, as all materials expand and contract with varying temperatures, and once the application is dry, it provides a thin membrane that is firmly adhered to the roof surface. This protects against the sun, rain, and wind, and also provides a small amount of additional insulation. The harmful UV rays of the sun are reflected away from the roof surface, which helps keep the interior of the home a little cooler, and once the application is fully dry, there’s nothing more to do except to enjoy the fact that your roof is now fully protected against corrosion of any kind. There are affordable roof coatings in Perth that are tailored to suit the roof, and whether yours is a traditional shingle type roof, or of metal construction, there will be a perfect coating.
Prevent Rather Than Repair
It should be noted that a roof coating is not a repair in any shape or form, and only a good condition roof – with no issues – should have a sealant coating applied. Typically, the roofing contractor would check all the timbers and shingles before even thinking of applying a sealant, and the entire roof must be cleaned thoroughly. This is usually done with a power water cleaner, which restores roof shingles – and other materials – to their original, pristine state. With a solid roof surface and a sound structure, the sealant will protect the roof for many years, and considering that your home is likely to be the biggest single investment you ever make, it makes sense to have the roof sealed.
Not every roofing contractor offers a sealant service, but those who do would have several top quality products that they use, depending on the type of roof, and the sealant would either be applied by spraying, brushing, or rolling. If you would like to explore the possibilities of sealing your roof, a Google search is the best way to locate a local provider and he would be happy to visit you at home and take a look. Sometimes roof coating is the final application after a roof restoration of major repair, and the next time you need a few shingles replaced, you can ask about protective roof coatings.
While home maintenance is part and parcel of owning property, there are protective measures one can take to extend the life of the roof, and with acrylic latex, you have the ideal material to allow the membrane to stretch and move, giving the roof an added layer of protection that will last for years to come.