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Flat Roof Coatings in Charlottesville, VA

Many businesses, commercial buildings, and Superior Roofing, LLC warehouses have flat roofs. They’re particularly useful for creating extra outdoor space, giving you easy access to clean or repair them, and offer wind resistance.

A common myth is the flat roofs are not durable and cannot hold the weight of snow, but this is not true. Building codes require that flat roofs be able to carry enough weight to protect the structural integrity of the building.

However, what you will find is that flat roofs need a higher degree of maintenance. With that in mind, here are some of the best flat roof coating solutions to protect your roof from the elements and natural aging.

Why Apply a Coating?

Flat roof coating can ensure that your roof lasts another 10-15 years without needing to be replaced. It prevents leaks, is easy to apply, and gives you the longevity you need at a much lower cost than replacing the entire roof.

A reliable flat roof coating company like Superior Roofing, LLC can inspect your current roof and suggest the best coating for you. Which coating you need depends on the type of roof you have and whether your roof has a high amount of traffic. There are many different solutions you can choose from, so keep reading to see your options.

Types of Flat Roof Coating

There are several types of roof coatings that provide particular benefits to flat roofs. They include asphalt, acrylic, polyureas, and urethanes. Each has a different purpose, so while they all work, your needs will determine which type of flat roof coating you choose.

Asphalt

Asphalt coatings are mixed with a solvent that helps thin the asphalt, making application easy via spray nozzle or brush. Some asphalt coatings have added aluminum to aid in sun reflection. Other additives can increase the strength, thickness, or longevity of the coating.

Asphalt emulsions use water instead of a solvent to thin the mixture. The same additives can create additional strength, thickness, and longevity, and it’s applied the same way. The benefit of using water is that the solution doesn’t allow water to pool, which can aid in a non-slip surface that can accommodate heavy traffic.

Acrylic

Acrylic elastomers are highly reflective and usually installed on bituminous and non-bituminous roofing. This reflective surface aids in deflecting heat, keeping your building cooler and better insulated.

Acrylic is extremely durable. It has been used for decades for Superior Roofing, LLC purposes, and because of its easy application, it is more cost-effective and provides the best value.

Polyureas

Polyureas haven’t been used for as long as some of the other coatings on the market. Some polyureas are similar to polyurethane and others are closer to urethane. These types of coatings are continually being modified by manufacturers to make them even better.

Polyureas provide excellent abrasion resistance, structural enhancement, corrosion protection, waterproofing, and chemical resistance.

Urethanes

Urethanes are used commonly on concrete surfaces like driveways and parking garages. They can also be used on wood. They are used alone and not layered with other roofing products. Urethane coatings are perfect for high traffic areas because they are seamless, flexible, and durable.

Urethane coatings expand and contract with your roof, resist water pooling, and are more impact resistant than many other flat roof coatings.

How Flat Roof Coating is Applied

Flat roof coating contractors usually brush or spray your roof coating onto the surface. The length of the process depends on which kind of coating you choose and the size of your roof.

First, they’ll clean your roof, identifying any areas that need to be repaired. Next, they’ll fix any holes, tears, or open seams so that the coating will be as effective as possible. Then they’ll start in one corner and either spray or brush the coating on in small sections.

The weather conditions have to be just right as well. Applying a roof coating when the roof is too hot or too cold can affect its adhesive qualities. Sometimes a flat roof coating service will only work early in the morning if the peak temperatures that day are not favorable.

It can take up to 24 hours for the coating to dry and your flat roof coating company may recommend you stay off it for even longer depending on how much time it needs to set.

If you need flat roof coating in Charlottesville, contact Superior Roofing, LLC. Our professionals can help you determine which coating is best for your building. We provide free estimates, and our installation is thorough and professional. Check out this page for rubber roof coating.

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Helen Alston
Helen Alston

The Superior team has been amazing from start to finish. We bought a house at the end of 2020 which we knew needed a new roof, plus new siding on the upper floor of the house. They turned around an estimate quickly and worked hard to …

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Tara Newman
Tara Newman

Just got a new roof on my home by Superior Roofing! I’m amazed at their level of expertise and workmanship! Those Guys are the best! Finished everything in two days!

Service: Roof installation

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April Wilson
April Wilson

My Husband and I received 4 estimates before we decided to hire Superior Roofing. Jose did a great job of making sure he answered all of our questions and we were most comfortable with their company overall. They did an absolutely wonderful…

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Odyssey Jones
Odyssey Jones

After researching several companies we chose Superior Roofing and it was definitely the right choice! The crew worked diligently and did a really good job.

Services: Roof installation, Roof repair, Storm / wind damage roof repair

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Todd Pyle
Todd Pyle

Jose is the Man! They did our roof just how He said they would during the walk through. Great Guys!

Service: Roof repair

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Corrinn Deberry
Corrinn Deberry

We’re thankful that we got a new roof before the Winter came. We are very happy with our roof and pleased with their great service!

Services: Roof repair, Roof installation

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Andrea Voitlein
Andrea Voitlein

We were referred to Superior Roofing by a neighbor last Spring. We chose to hire them after getting a few estimates and we definitely made the right decision! Our project was delayed because of the rain twice, but they did keep us abreast …

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Charity Davis
Charity Davis

After choosing Superior Roofing out of the coupons we got in the mail they came out and gave us a free estimate to replace our roof and give us new gutters. While they were there giving us the estimate the field tech took his time making …

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