Roofers should be people that you can trust around your home. After all, you’re putting your roof’s wellbeing in their hands. Most of the time, they do a good job of repairing, replacing or maintaining your roof. However, roofing professionals aren’t perfect, and they can make certain mistakes – mistakes that can cause further damage to your roofing system or are difficult to reverse.
In this post, Stapleton Roofing discusses the five mistakes roofers should avoid when applying roof coatings.
Surface Preparation – Before getting started, good surface preparation is very important when maintaining your roof. Avoid applying a roof coating to a frost- or ice-covered roof, especially when applying solvent-based coating products. This is because it can not only mess up the entire application, but also extend its drying and curing time. You can, however, apply a roof coating to damp surfaces so long as the coating is specially formulated for wet surfaces.
Cure Time – Nowadays, curing can now occur at low temperatures. However, you can also expect that the cure time will be longer compared to a warm, summer day. What usually takes overnight to cure can now take several days depending on the temperature. With that in mind, it’s best to have your roofing contractor come and apply your roof coating on a warm day instead of a cold one.
Weather Conditions – Of course, you should also keep weather conditions in mind if you plan to have a roofer apply roof coating to your home. You want your coating to be dry before the next rain, or the coating can wash off the rooftop. With that in mind, have your roof coating applied on days when sunny weather is expected.
Coating Amount – The amount of coating can also affect its quality. Coating too thinly can prevent the roof coating from having the necessary strength to perform properly since the solvent can evaporate while it’s drying. Coating too thickly, meanwhile, can cause blisters, bubbles and wrinkles in the film because it didn’t have enough time to dry before the surface did. This can cause water and various chemicals to become trapped, hence the flaws.
Improper Mixing – Before applying the coating, it’s necessary to mix the roofing coating to achieve proper consistency. Avoid stirring too forcefully since bubbles can create problems for your roof.
To get the best roofing company to work on your home, turn to Stapleton Roofing for your roof repair needs. We are your number one provider of commercial and residential roofing services. Give us a call at (602) 562-4991, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Phoenix, AZ, and other nearby areas.