Acrylic water-based coatings are ideal for high UV environments where a reflective roof is desired. However, they can be colored, but generally are sold in white, tan, and grey. Many specialized versions are made to be compatible with specific substrates.
Asphalt coatings are either solvent based “cut backs” or emulsions. They can be black or aluminized. They have the ability to be used in cold and inclement weather. Aluminized coatings are used when a reflective and UV stable asphalt coating is needed.
Polyurethane coatings are typically solvent based and come in two main types, aromatic (less UV stable) and aliphatic (very UV stable). Urethanes have good mechanical properties and high abrasion resistance. However, are suggested for use in hail prone regions or where a roof is exposed to heavy foot traffic.
Silicone coatings, like acrylic coatings, perform well in high UV environments where a reflective roof is desired. Again, often silicone is used in locations where rain is a daily occurrence, or if the roof is often wet and experiences excessive amounts of ponded water.
Other Types of Roof Coatings
Roof coatings can be made with other resins or combinations of resins. These include, but are not limited to, butyl resins, fluoropolymer, PMMA, polyester, silyl terminated polyether (STPE), polyuria, PUMA, SEBS, and styrene-acrylics.
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