February 27, 2023 at 17:48
McHenry Roofing, one of Baltimore City’s most trusted and reliable roofing contractors, has published a blog post explaining how silicone roof coatings work and the many benefits they offer homeowners.
Silicone roof coating is an alternative roofing solution that can enhance the durability and water resistance of conventional asphalt shingles and metal roofing. The coating itself is composed of a 100% silicone elastomeric base, combined with fillers, pigments, and silicone carriers. The unique composition of the coating makes it extremely water-resistant, UV-resistant, and energy efficient. The highly reflective surface created by the silicone roof coating can also help reduce roof temperatures by up to 50%. Overall, silicone roof coatings can protect homes and commercial properties from the elements for up to 50 years with minimal maintenance.
There are three kinds of widely available silicone roof coatings. Water-based silicone roof coatings are designed to be compliant with environmental regulations. They offer water resistance while still allowing vapor permeability. Solvent-based silicone roof coatings are created for properties that have to face extreme weather conditions such as high winds, heavy rain, snow, hail, and ice storms. Elastomeric silicone roof coatings are particularly well suited for regions that see a large variance in temperatures throughout the year as they can expand and contract without cracking.
While choosing the right type of silicone roof coating for a property, the blog post from McHenry Roofing recommends considering the existing roofing material that needs to be coated over, the climate of the region the property is located in, verifying that the product is certified by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and comparing several other factors including cost, warranty period, application methods available, and coverage per gallon. Reading online product reviews can answer many of these questions. When in doubt, the experts at McHenry Roofing are always available to help Baltimore customers.
The spokesperson for McHenry Roofing explains the detailed process with which the company’s expert roofing technicians apply silicone roof coatings by saying, “We begin with a thorough sweep of the roof surface, inspecting it for any signs of damage such as loose shingles, damaged flashing, and cracked sealants. Once these issues are addressed, we clean the surface so that all debris, that may prevent the coating from bonding with the base layer, is removed. The method of application, spraying or painting using a brush or roller, varies based on the product and the manufacturer’s recommendations. Our experienced roofers make sure that the coating covers the entire area as smoothly and evenly as possible. Next, we allow the coating to cure for over 24 to 48 hours. You can even speed the process up using a propane torch. Finally, our responsive customer support is always available to help you schedule regular inspections as a part of your roof’s maintenance.”
McHenry Roofing is a locally owned and operated company that uses in-house roofing crews for serving clients in Baltimore and nearby areas. The GAF Certified roofing contractor uses only top-quality roofing materials from reputed national manufacturers, offers the best warranties in the industry, and ensures every job completes on time and within specification by providing meticulous on-site project management.
Several of the company’s customers have lauded its prompt and reliable roofing services by leaving 5-star reviews on its Google Business Profile, netting it an admirable overall rating of 4.8 out of 5.0. One reviewer writes, “We have hired McHenry Roofing for several different services. They have repaired a skylight, replaced our roof and gutters, and installed new vinyl siding. Beth and her team are friendly and personal. Our neighbors even noted how much curb appeal has been added to our home. I have recommended McHenry Roofing to both friends and family. Everyone has been pleased with their work.”
Baltimore City homeowners and businesses can contact McHenry Roofing at (410) 774-6609 for inquiries. The company promises same or next-day estimates for customers in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, and Montgomery County.
For more information about McHenry Roofing, contact the company here:
1642 Beason St Suite 202, Baltimore, MD 21230