Your roof is exposed to different weather conditions. It gets battered by strong winds, heavy rains, occasional hail and scorching heat from the sun. What most people fail to remember is that there’s one thing that’s very damaging to your roof: ultraviolet (UV) rays.

UV Rays and Roofing Systems: How Elastomeric Acrylic Coatings Protect Your Roof

UV Rays

UV rays, which naturally come from the sun, affect everything exposed to them. Materials that have little to no resistance to UV rays degrade over time as these rays damage them at the molecular level.

UV degradation, as the breakdown process initiated by exposure to UV rays is called, can happen to many different materials, including rubber, neoprene and polyvinyl chloride (or PVC).

Too much exposure to UV rays leads to roof materials losing their color, strength and flexibility. To better protect your roof, you could upgrade to metal roofing or apply a special material called elastomeric acrylic coating.

Elastomeric Acrylic Coatings

Elastomeric acrylic coatings are a liquid-applied coating material that protects your roof from harmful elements. Although it is liquid when applied, it is different from house paint and produces a thick protective membrane when it dries.

The coating is usually white in color. This gives roofs added benefits: first, it slows degradation by blocking UV rays and lower the temperature of the roof. This leads to a longer lasting roof.

Second, the white-colored membrane reflects a significant amount of heat and does not allow it to enter the structure beneath it. This results in a cooler indoor temperature and lower cooling costs.

Stapleton Roofing is one of the most trusted roofing companies serving Peoria, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding communities. To learn more about elastomeric acrylic roof coatings and what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (602) 833-7663 or (602) 833-ROOF. Ask us for a FREE, no-obligation quote today!