FOUR KEY WAYS SILICONE IS SUPERIOR TO ACRYLIC COMMERCIAL ROOFING SYSTEMS
The past 40 years have seen major advances in commercial roofing materials. However, simply because something is new doesn’t mean it’s superior.
Keep in mind the following points when selecting a commercial roofing system.
Time is Money
Prep times for different products vary. If your workers are spending extensive amounts of time reinforcing and priming a roof, you will experience higher than necessary labor costs.
With Progressive Material’s proprietary silicone roof coatings, there is typically no need for a primer coat and there is a reduced need for reinforcements. In addition, the high build capacity means one coat coverage.
Cure rates for acrylic roof coatings can be as long as 7 days. But, in as little as 2 hours, a silicone roof coating can be tack-free. Full-cure time is approximately 6 hours. This allows you to move on to other projects, maximizing your labor dollars.
Better Stability Equals a Longer Life Cycle
Acrylic roof coatings are water-based products. That makes them less stable in outdoor conditions. Eventually, acrylic roof coatings will lose adhesion under ponding water.
In addition, the sun will cause acrylic roof coatings to chalk, degrade and haze from UV exposure. Silicone roof coatings are much more stable and not as susceptible to degradation from water or UV rays.
Weather as a Factor
Rain, rain, go away. Since acrylic elastomeric roof coatings are an evaporative cure product, the risk of wash-off is high. Silicone is a moisture cure product, so humidity is a plus. Rain will not wash off a recently installed silicone roof coating.
The roofing season isn’t as limited when using a silicone product. Progressive’s silicone commercial roof coatings fully cure in cooler temperatures, which expands the application window into late fall and early spring.
Green is the Way to Go
Silicone commercial roofing systems are a green alternative. Silicone roof coatings have the lowest VOC in the market, making it an eco-friendly product. Acrylic products have a four to eight times higher VOC content.
A longer life-cycle leads to a lower environmental impact. Progressive’s silicone roof coatings need minimal maintenance and upkeep. This leads to less landfill waste from re-roofing.
Before you start your next commercial roofing project, be sure to analyze the benefits of silicone based roofing systems.
Many products offer high performance spray foam commercial roofing systems and silicone commercial roof coating restoration systems.