When your commercial or residential building needs a roof coating, one of the most critical parts of the process is choosing a roofing contractor. This isn’t a job for DIY specialists, so it’s best to leave it to professional roof coatings installation companies.
Trying to do this yourself or hiring someone who doesn’t have the experience can lead to plenty of mistakes, some of which are on this list:
Roof coatings need proper consistency all throughout to be effective. If the coating is not mixed the right way, the heavier ingredients may settle at the bottom of the container. However, if you mix the coating with too much force, it might start to form bubbles. Improper mixing can compromise the coating’s consistency and effectiveness.
Wrong Timing of Application
Reputable roofers don’t install coatings without taking the weather into account. Trying to install a roof coating in the winter is problematic. It takes more time for the coating to dry because of the cold weather. If it rains or snows before the surface is dry, adhesion will be compromised, leading to leaks.
The same can happen if you apply a coat before a rainstorm. This usually happens when the roofer ignores the forecast or doesn’t check it. This leads to a compromised coating that won’t last long.
Too Thin or Too Thick
Some of the solvent or water used in roof coatings evaporates while the coating dries. Unless you know how to deal with this issue, you’ll end up with a thin coating that won’t perform well or last long. If you apply an overly thick coating, on the other hand, you are likely to encounter problems with bubbles, wrinkles or blisters. When this happens, your coating will have water damage issues.
The application of a roof coating is a job for reputable roofing contractors. Get in touch with John Henderson Construction for your roof coating application. We are also one of the most trusted cedar roof companies in the area. Call us today at these numbers: RI: (401) 615-2224 or CT: (860) 415-4055. You can also fill out this form to tell us about your project.