The use of roof coatings is on the rise as a cost-effective,
viable solution for weatherproofing roof systems and helping extend
their service lives. Whether an asphalt-based or elastomeric
coating is used, it's critical the coating is applied correctly to
maximize roof system service life and minimize callbacks.
The most common types of roof coatings are bituminous-based
(solvent-based) and polymer-based (water- or solvent-based). When
applying a roof coating, be sure to use a product compatible with
the substrate on which it will be used. Common substrates include
polymer-modified bitumen sheets, single-ply membranes, built-up
roof membranes and metal roof panels. Be sure to follow all
applicable code requirements. Also, follow appropriate safety
measures such as wearing safety glasses, gloves and any other
personal protective equipment outlined in the product's
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