Protecting roofs is a key component to extending the life of any commercial building or residential home. Almost as important as foundations and far more risk prone a roof needs to be properly coated and treated to withstand the elements, intense sunlight exposure and curling or cracking rubber materials and shingles. Luckily there are a number of high-quality commercial grade roofing paints and products to protect your business or home.Protecting a flat commercial roof that one could find on a warehouse or factory is best done with what is called “liquid rubber” which is an electrometric copolymer based liquid that is specially formulated for elongation, tensile strength, UV resistance and weathering qualities.A flexible membrane material liquid rubber adheres well to wood, metal, EPMD, APP, TPO, Hypalon and even asphalt-based roofs. Liquid rubber acts to protect and waterproof commercial roofs and can also be used to re-coat RV and trailer roofs that are worn, decayed or even leaking. Liquid rubber roofing paints act much like paint and can be applied just as easy with rollers and brushes.For residential home roofs a good choice of coating is clear glaze waterproofing sealer. Using a 100% acrylic sealer will help penetrate porous surfaces and provide excellent film formation on most shingle materials and roofing including asphalt, fiberglass, wood, plywood, clapboard, primed metal and galvanized steel.In addition to being waterproof and a solid coating to fill in cracks and leaks an acrylic sealer will also protect against fungi, mildew and various outdoor debris. Acrylic roofing paints can rejuvenate almost any roof surface and the more layers that are applied the glossier shingles will look in natural light. The specially formulated paint seals in roofing granules which helps to prevent any further degradation to the roof shingle surface.
As a result of the home improvement trends that are circling the globe at the moment, many improvements and do it yourself ideas are becoming popular, even if they have rarely been heard of before. Metal roofing is one of the most popular trends and so there is a major demand on metal roofing materials at the moment, more so than there has ever been before. Metal roofing materials are durable, lightweight, fireproof and will not degrade in any weather. All these reasons may help to explain exactly why they are so popular at the moment.Most metal roofing materials are guaranteed to last for at least twenty years and will very rarely need repairing. They should never need replacing completely. However, for the best effects, you have to choose the metal roofing material that is right for you, and there are several to choose from.1. Steel – this is the most popular choice of metal roofing material but has been prone to corrosion in the past. As a result, it has to be coated in zinc and then sealed. However, it does come in a variety of colours and will fit into any standard home at the moment! Steel metal roofing material is made to withstand most of the extreme weather conditions and any environmental factors that are thrown at it. However, it can be heavier than other forms of metal roofing material, which may cause an imbalance in certain structures. Conversely, it is more durable than some other metal roofing materials.2. Stainless steel – this is a very expensive metal roofing material but will never require repair because it will never corrode or rust. It has properties similar to normal steel but requires less treatment.3. Aluminium – Aluminium is lightweight and extremely popular as a metal roofing material, especially in residential areas. This will save you money because it will cost less to ship it from any warehouse to your home. This will also help when it comes to establishing support in the form of the structure of your home. It will not damage it in any way. Again, it is treated to prevent damage and corrosion over a period of time, although it will never rust.4. Copper – this is also a popular roofing material and has been used for centuries in industry and residential roofing. It is primarily a popular metal roofing material because it is easily shaped to suit the roof of your home. However, it must be treated to retain the gorgeous rich colour that it naturally has or else it will fade and wind up an ugly colour.You can combine any number of metal roofing materials to achieve the best effects for your home roof. You can achieve any effect you wish but make sure that you think it through before settling for one type because it is very expensive to change afterwards!