South Floridians expect so much from their roofs. But in many cases, residents and businesses do very little to make sure their roofs remain strong and sturdy. Whether you live in Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale or Pompano Beach, you know sweltering heat and torrential rain are a part of life. But over the course of time, these elements can cause damage to the most overlooked part of our building—your roof. One of the best ways to help maintain and keep your roof in good condition is to properly apply coating. Plenty of people think they have the skills of a handyman and climb on top of their roofs to fix their problems. But if you’re going to address any complications or maintenance issues with your roof, it’s best to consult a professional roofing contractor.
Many home and business owners choose to coat their roofs shortly after installation. Coating serves two important purposes. First, it creates a natural waterproof barrier to keep rain from causing damage. Secondly, it helps protect your roofing materials, such as tile, shingles and gravel from the harsh heat typically associated with South Florida. When choosing a roof coating, it’s important to examine the structure of your roof. Most residential and commercials roofs have a low-slope surface. You want to select a coating which can keep your building dry and stable during high winds.
After you’ve identified your roof type, it’s important to determine whether your roof ponds water. Water weighs approximately 8.33 pounds per gallon. A professional roofing contractor can identify these potential problems and select a coating material which is resistant to ponding water. Standing water can cause coating to delaminate. Because South Florida has a warm, tropical climate, it’s recommended to use a coating with UV inhibitors.
A professional roofing inspection by a licensed technician can spot damages and leaks. By using their trained eyes, they can also identify penetrations or flashings. Coating should never be applied to a roof until these problems are addressed. Many people think they have the skills to fix their own roofs. Unless you’re a professional roofer, you probably have little to no idea of when or how to properly apply the coating. If you try to apply coating by yourself, you can risk causing more damage to your roof. This could eventually lead to a roof replacement and cost you far more money in the long run. If your roof needs coating, here are some important things to consider when choosing a coating product.
- Exposure to UV rays
- Exposure to high heat
- Exposure to chemicals
- Ponding water
- Determine the slope of your roof
The professionals at J&K Roofing in Hollywood understand the wear and tear South Florida’s roofs must endure. For more than 30 years, their highly-trained technicians have helped countless home and business owners address their roofing needs. Many people think coating their roofs is an easy job and can be applied like paint. This is a big mistake. When it comes to the maintenance of your roof, don’t make assumptions. Trust the professionals at Hollywood’s premier roofing company. Call J&K Roofing today at (954) 961-9879.