In the middle of summer roofs can heat to very high temperatures and once this happens your house will subsequently become very hot as well. This extra heat in your house will undoubtedly become uncomfortable if you live in hot areas and the cost of keeping an air conditioning unit running regularly can escalate significantly. However, the heat within your house isn’t the only problem. When a roof gets particularly hot it becomes more likely to crack. The heat from the sun acts to bake and contort the roof and eventually you will end up with cracks and holes in your roof.
Preventing damage to flat roofs.
Flat roofs are similar to sloped roofs in so far as the best way to prevent any damage to them is to have them regularly checked and maintained but there are steps you can take to try to increase the life of your roof. For a start off you must ensure that a flat roof is fully waterproof. A flat roof does not allow for rainwater to run off and even if you do have a waterproofing layer on, if there is no overhang the water will be allowed to run down the side of the roof and the building below potentially causing damage to the roof, the walls and any doors or windows.
What is aluminum roof coating?
Aluminum roof coating is ideal for flat roofs. It is a strong and durable metal that still allows a good amount of movement. This movement is vital while fitting to ensure that the aluminum roof coating fits properly and also to ensure that there is no excess or shortage of the aluminum roof coating. Either of these can potentially lessen the effect. However, an aluminum roof coating isn’t just easy to fit, it also offers other benefits that you might want to consider when you are looking at repairing or upgrading your flat roof.
The advantages of aluminum roof coating.
An aluminum roof coating is perfectly waterproof and because of how malleable the material is it can be bent to form the require overhang in areas that you want it. This means that the rainwater can run off your roof in the areas you want it to, thus avoiding running the water down the walls of your building or collecting in certain areas on the floor. Rain isn’t the only element that an aluminum roof coating can protect from either. Because it is a reflective metal it reflects the sun’s rays repelling the heat away from the roof and therefore preventing heat cracks and excessive indoor heat. This can save you money on the repair of your roof and also on your energy bills.
Having aluminum roof coating fitted.
While single sheet roofing does cost more than asphalt it offers you many more benefits than asphalt roofs and an aluminum roof coating will usually make back the money it cost in very little time indeed. Consult a roofing contractor to ask them what they believe your best option is and ask them how much it would cost to have aluminum roof coating installed on top of your flat roof.