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, IL, contact us right away by dialing (217) 636-8071. 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, IL, or the surrounding area, contact Williams Roofing and Construction today.
The roofing industry is full of different products and brands, but we’re committed to using only the best for your business or home. That’s why we often rely on pros such as IB Roof Systems and Aldo for our products. The companies offer any building owner the greatest value, in our opinion, and we’re proud to associate with both of them.
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. Call us today at (217) 636-8071 to speak to one of our certified roofers about roof coatings in Springfield, IL.