What Roof Coating is and Why You Need It

For most people, a home is one of the biggest investments they will ever make – so why would you neglect the thing that keeps your home safe? Roof coating is an essential part of the defence your roof plays against the elements, and without it your house is vulnerable to the weather. Often, roof coating can be a severely undervalued part of roofing construction (both by homeowners and contractors), but we know how essential it is to the longevity of the roofing material.
So, what is roof coating, and why do you need it?

What Roof Coating Is

Operating as part of a roofing membrane, it is essentially a coat of weather-proof material that goes on after the rest of the construction process has been finished. It’s the topmost layer of the membrane, and it’s absolutely vital to the lengthened lifespan of your roof.
It’s important to choose the right coating for your home, as there are various options and properties to pick from, each with their individual benefits. For example, you can choose a coating that has only waterproofing – this is its primary function of all roof coating – but you can also get formulas that are designed to reflect heat and sunlight too, in order to keep your house cooler in summer.
These coatings work on any roofing material, from shingles and concrete, to copper and aluminium. When applied correctly they will seal your home against leaks for years to come, saving you a whole heap of time and money!

Why You Need Roof Coating

When chosen properly and applied professionally, your roof coating will last for a long time, and work to accomplish more than just creating a shield against the weather – if you want to reduce your cooling bill in summer, for example, investing in a reflective coating is very much worth it!
Even if you don’t want these added benefits, getting a professional to pick and administer this form of protection for your home is the best way to ensure that you won’t have any unforeseen leaks down the line.
A failing roof membrane allows damp into your home, especially in the rainy and humid climate that we have here in Aotearoa. This can lead to health hazards like mould, or construction hazards like sagging timbers. Save yourself a lot of hassle in the long run, and consult a professional about this vital step!

Protect your home from the elements

At Paul Milne Roofing we have years of experience dealing with the harsh effects the New Zealand climate can have on a roofing system, and we want to give you the best possible value for your money, every single step of the way. Give us a call today for a quote on your next maintenance job, and get it sorted by the professionals.

What Roof Coating is and Why You Need It