Why Coat Your Commercial/Industrial Roof

September 9, 2014

When evaluating the condition of your roof and roof asset management plans, repair or replacement aren’t your only two options. Restoration of the roof through the application of a roof coating may also be a consideration.

There are many advantages to coating your roof.

Reduce maintenance costs.

By preventing moisture, chemical, or physical damage, roof coatings can help reduce the amount of maintenance required. Additionally, because coating is considered a maintenance expense, it’s tax deductible.

Extend roof life.

Ultraviolet and heat exposure cause chemical degradation of the roof membrane. Likewise, water accelerates deterioration. Coating can slow this process by providing an extra layer of protection to the surface of the roof.

Postpone the high-cost of tear-off, disposal, and replacement.

Coating can cost 25-percent less than a reroofing project. In addition to a lower initial cost, your roofing contractor can check to see if the local utility company offers rebates or if the project is eligible for any government-sponsored energy rebate programs.

Reduce energy costs.

Covering a black roof with a white reflective coating reduces the amount of heat absorbed, decreasing demand on HVAC systems.


Once cleaned and sealed, evidence of rust on a metal roof can be concealed for an improved appearance.

Cold-applied roof coatings have a history of more than 50 years, and have been proven to reduce costs and extend roof life. Depending on a variety of factors, your roof may be a candidate. Discuss feasibility with your professional roofing contractor before requesting an estimate.

Contact D. C. Taylor Co. for more information on roof restoration. Call 319.731.4118.

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