When did the practice of coating something for protection begin? Way back in the year 3000 B.C. Egyptians thought to use varnishes and coatings made of beeswax, gelatin and clay to preserve their wooden boats. Asian people also used lacquers and varnishes to cover buildings, furniture and artwork, as did early Greeks and Romans. Materials used for cold-applied coating back then included clay, soil, limestone and gypsum. Interestingly, many of these early coating materials are still used in modern coating systems. Although hot-applied systems had their heyday in the past, cold-applied roofing is very popular today. To go over options for roof coatings in Springfield, contact us right away. We are the trusted professionals to call for roofing services and installation.
Why install a roof coating?
A roof coating, which has elastic properties that allow it to stretch and return to its original form, is the top layer of a roof membrane. It is designed to protect the membrane from the sun’s rays, hail and other potential damage. When they are installed correctly, roof coatings will prevent roof leaks on virtually any type of roofing material. However, cool coatings shouldn’t be applied onto existing shingles, because they can prevent the shingles from drying after rain or dew. In general, roof coatings can add 25 years to your roof’s life, and in the process will reduce the materials that end up in landfills.
More good news: Cool roof coatings are known for reducing rooftop temperature, which translates into lower utility bills for air conditioning. If you’re interested in roof coatings in Springfield, Ill., or the surrounding area, contact Williams Roofing and Construction today.
We’ve been serving clients in Central Illinois for almost three decades, and we’re proud of the reputation we’ve built over the years. Our company, which is Accredited by the Better Business Bureau, will come out and perform a free inspection of your roof. We will then give you an estimate for repairs or replacement, at no cost to you. Williams Roofing and Construction specializes in commercial roofing projects. We have hundreds of satisfied clients, so contact us today to get started on your project, big or small.