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Determining The Condition of a Roof

Roofing problems seem to show up at the worst possible times and, often, in the worst possible places. They also can quickly turn from small drips into large, costly headaches. Among the numerous options managers have in trying to prevent roof leaks and other problems is the use of roof coatings. Options in coatings have expanded and evolved in recent years as manufacturers seek to address customer demands for performance, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. To make smart coating decisions for their facilities’ roofs, managers need to answer three questions related to specification, coating type, and post-installation inspection and maintenance.

Managers need to understand the condition of the roof in question before deciding on whether or not to apply a roof coating. Is the goal to preserve and maintain a roof that is performing relatively well, or is it to repair and restore a roof that has developed leaks?

Weather and climate conditions, as well as the type of facility, also should play a part in the decision. Managers in facilities such as schools and hospitals with occupants who could be sensitive to solvent fumes should specify odorless coatings.

Silicone roof coatings tend to be more resistant to grease, fats and oils than water-and solvent-based coatings. Silicone and solvent-based coatings are more cold tolerant than water-based coatings. Managers who do decide to apply roof coatings could see multiple benefits for their facilities, both immediate and long-term.. Because coating application can take place while occupants are in the building, the process does not need to disrupt them or their activities. Reflective coatings have been proven to save facilities up to 30 percent on cooling costs. Coatings also help address the urban heat island effect by not contributing to a rise in surrounding air temperatures.

Source: http://www.facilitiesnet.com/roofing/article/Determining-The-Condition-of-a-Roof--17136

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