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When To Recoat An Elastomeric Roof Coating | Commercial Roofing

Elastomeric roof coatings are durable, affordable solutions that provide commercial buildings with waterproof and weatherproof protection. Recoating a commercial roof can extend its lifespan and could help maintain its reflective properties. While some roofing companies suggest you recoat the elastomeric roof coating every five years, Keystone Commercial Roofing offers an 18-year warranty before a recoat is needed.

However, there are different kinds of elastomeric coatings. Learn more.

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How Much Does It Cost to Fix A Leaking Flat Roof?

Flat roofs are great choices for industrial buildings because they’re less expensive and easier to install than pitched roofs. With proper maintenance, your commercial flat roof can last 20 years or more. But sometimes Mother Nature throws a wrench into the longevity of a building’s roof and it starts to leak.

If your building is showing signs of water damage, you’re likely wondering how much it will cost to fix your leaking roof. Typically, flat roof replacement costs about $8 per square foot. Labor costs for traditional roof replacement could increase that to $10 per square foot. In comparison, flat roof repair and restoration through Keystone Commercial Roofing costs about $4 per square foot.

A commercial roof restoration is a far less-expensive solution to fix a leaking roof. While costs are estimates, the size of your flat roof and its existing condition will impact the final cost of your flat roof leak repair. Let’s look at the factors involved in fixing a leaking flat roof.

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Want the Best Flat Roof Protection? Consider a Monolithic Roof and Save Money

Whether you’re looking for a roofing contractor to install a new flat roof system or looking to repair your flat roof, a monolithic roof system is one of the best ways to provide flexible, seamless, and durable leak protection for years.

Even better, these systems can help you save in energy costs year after year, possibly paying for themselves.

Read on to get a better understanding of how your facility (and your wallet) can benefit from a monolithic roof system.

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Will Elastomeric Roof Coating Stop Leaks? Help for Facility Owners

We get it. Evidence of a leak in your commercial roof can cause alarm while you assume, you’ll face a huge expense.

Elastomeric roof coatings stop leaks and are much less expensive than a roof replacement. Our roofing contractors install elastomeric roofs that offer facility owners affordable leak protection for years.

So what is elastomeric and how can it be a better option than roof replacement?

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7 Commercial Roofing Trouble Spots (We Find Them and Fix Them!)

If you own a commercial building, you know roof maintenance is a crucial part of your property management plan. Proper preventative maintenance means regular roof inspections to help prevent severe damage from occurring.

Keystone Commercial Roofing consultants can provide free, professional commercial roofing inspections. If issues are spotted, we can offer advice on best solutions and keep your budget in mind. Our roof coatings may be able to restore your roof and extend its life, avoiding the need for a costly roof replacement.

We’ve listed seven common commercial roof weaknesses with images captured by our inspection camera app, which offers property owners a bird’s eye view of issues threatening roof integrity.

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Keystone Marks a Decade in Commercial Roofing

In 2011, Keystone Commercial Roofing Keystone Commercial Roofing was founded on the idea that repairing an industrial or commercial roof shouldn’t mean replacing it entirely.

At the time, owner Jon Gingerich and Keystone’s team of roofing experts set out to provide money-saving, durable roofing systems from Conklin Roofing Systems.

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Silicone Versus Acrylic Roof Coatings: Which Is Best?

You’ve already made the wise decision to restore your commercial roof with a coating rather than a complete tear-off and rebuild. Now it’s time to decide which roof coating is best for the needs of your building.

When it comes to silicone coatings versus acrylic roof coatings, the choice comes down to your building’s drainage system and the risk of water ponding.  But first, let’s look at the pros of each roof coating.

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Warning: Aluminum Coatings & Metal Roofs

Aluminum is often a preferred roofing material for its lightweight, anti-corrosive, and thermal conductivity properties.  (Galvanized steel is also commonly used in roofing, however, it’s heavier and more expensive.)

You can easily find several aluminum roof coating products on the market that promise an easy, low-cost fix to roof problems. They’re likely sitting on the shelves of your local home improvement store ready for do-it-yourselfers to purchase and use.

When it comes to the integrity of your commercial roof, we want to warn building owners to keep a few things in mind before deciding to go that route.

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FAQs About EPDM Roofing (with Answers)

EPDM roofing is used worldwide to protect industrial buildings. While Keystone Commercial Roofing does not install EPDM, we may be able to extend the life of your existing EPDM roof and we can install roof coating systems that restore an EPDM roof’s ability to provide proper shelter.

Curious about EPDM? We answer popular questions about this often-used flat roof system.

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How Long Does Elastomeric Roof Coating Last? (And Why It Varies)

Elastomeric roof coating has become very well known for its long lifespan on commercial roofs. But people often get confused about exactly how many years it can last because different sources quote very different numbers of years. We are roofing experts, and we’re here to get rid of the confusion and bring clarity to the question…

So exactly how long will elastomeric coating really last on my roof?

Elastomeric roof coating typically lasts 10 or 20 years (sometimes longer) depending on how thick the coating is applied and how well it is maintained.

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