As an Edmonton AB homeowner in need of immediate roof repairs, you’ve definitely seen guides wherein the use of roof sealants seemed like a practical and good idea. True enough, you can just apply them on your roof, seal the hole, and you can contact professional Edmonton AB roofers as soon as possible.

However, roof sealants are effective for just that: emergency roof repairs when no contractor is available. While there are roofers and manufacturers of sealants who promote a full-on roof restoration with a roof-wide sealant, which is more known as roof restoration coating, it may not be as effective as it sounds. You’ve definitely found something similar such as the services Lexis Coatings offers below.

Roof Coatings for Roof Repair and Restoration

The Smarter Way to Keep Your Roof Working. Which One Is Yours?

Built-Up

Hot, black asphalt roof surfaces can reach 200°F in the summer. A reflective roof coating cools the roof, protects it from uv rays and prevents degradation.

Modified Bitumen

Modbit roofing systems have seams can pull apart with constant expansion and contraction. Areas with trapped moisture can be difficult to dry out.(Continued)

Given that many Edmonton AB residential and commercial roofing companies use these silicone coatings and roof sealants for roof restorations, the primary reason they do so is because a full-on roof replacement is truly expensive. Roof coatings are affordable, save much time and money, and seem like a practical option.

To illustrate this point, we will use Progressive Material’s post on how full roof replacement can cost you millions (their words). Read more about it below.

Full Roof Replacements Can Cost You Millions- Use Roof Coatings!

Does the thought of shelling out the cash for a full roof replacement make you queasy? Can your bottom line handle an expense that large this year? If it can’t, a silicone roof coating may be the alternative to roof replacement that you need. One of the many reasons building owners often choose a silicone coating is the fact that it accomplishes many, if not all, of the same goals of a roof replacement, but does so for about half the cost.

Full Roof Replacement is Expensive – Silicone Coatings Are Not

A full roof replacement can cost you hundreds of thousands, often millions of dollars. Most building owners don’t want to spend that amount of money on their roof, because they’d rather keep the money. Hard to blame them for that. For those that don’t want to spend this money on their roof, the best alternative to a full roof replacement is a silicone coating that is inexpensive, yet still provides huge benefits.(Continued)

However, as experienced and educated roofers in Edmonton AB, we know that roof sealants and coatings aren’t flawless. In fact, no roofing material is flawless, but each have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Home Remodeling Costs Guide has an excellent post that illustrates roof sealants or roof-wide coatings pros and cons that homeowners must cope with. Read more below.

Pros and Cons of Using Roof Coatings

Cost and Value

A liquid roof coating is otherwise known as sealing or spraying on a roof over the existing low-slope roofing system.

For residential properties, it is likely the roof deck already has some former material on the home that has some known problem, i.e. is leaking or water is pooling up.

So, the cost question is what’s the price to seal the roof? And the answer is, it will vary. — It will depend on what the material is that’s being sealed (or whether it ought to be removed, or just cleaned), what the new material will be, the actual slope of the roof, and the experience along with guarantees the applicator is able to provide.(Continued)

If this has changed your mind about roof sealants and coatings, then having the right caliber of roof repair or replacement requires the best roofers with the right equipment, skills, and knowledge for the job. DDCL is Edmonton AB’s finest roofing company with a track record of providing superior roofing services for more than 10 years. Know more about what we can do for you — contact us today!