Roofs take a fair amount of punishment, especially here in Scotland where the weather isn’t particularly forgiving to our poor houses. In light of this, although the roofs of our homes are designed to withstand the test of time, there will likely come a point when our roofing begins to fail. Maybe you’ve noticed a few tiles missing or a draught blowing through one of the upper rooms, whatever the case, you might currently be looking at the costly and time-consuming process of roof replacement.
However, there is an alternative that can save you from loads of unneeded hassle in the form of roof coating. Negating the need to spend over the odds for a time-consuming roof repair or replacement service, roof coating can be a great option for those looking for top quality roofing solutions at a much cheaper rate.
Aside from the lower cost of roof coating, there are actually a variety of ways the process can end up saving you money. With this in mind, we at Kingdom Coatings have put together a list of the three best economic benefits you can gain from investing in roof coating.
The roof coating process
Before looking at what roof coating can offer, it’s useful to understand how the process is carried out. Before the coating is applied, your roof should be cleaned thoroughly, cleared of any debris that may get in the way, and then left to completely dry. The drying process is done to ensure that the coating is applied successfully and is essential for the process to run smoothly. If you decide to do the cleaning yourself, make sure to take care, especially when using a pressure washer. Disturbing the lap seams or the underlying roof membrane can cause further problems so if you’re not completely sure, it may be best to hire a professional. After the roof has been completely dried, your chosen roofers will spend time fixing any of the failures and inconsistencies on your roof in order to create a perfect surface for the coating.
Next, the coating is applied, usually with a roller, brush or spray depending on the sealant used. The coating specialist will have the tools and knowledge necessary to ensure your roof is completely protected and, after the coating has dried, your roof will now be fully shielded from the elements. The process can be done in about a day and causes minimal disruption to your life. Therefore, roof coating processes can be a great benefit for those who haven’t the time or money to spare on large-scale roof repair.
Roof waterproofing protects your home from the elements
As we’ve said, Scotland isn’t particularly well-known for its sunny, temperate weather. Whether you’ve just moved here or have spent your whole life in the frigid north, you’ll agree that we can get some pretty intense bouts of rain, wind and snow. As a result of this, we need our roofs to be strong enough to withstand the elements whilst still remaining pleasing to the eye. Roof coating is the perfect answer to this problem, creating a comprehensive barrier to counteract our inclement weather whilst giving your roof a well-deserved restoration; all without breaking the bank.
Many of the roof coating products used in today’s industry are hydrophobic, meaning that they actively repel any moisture they come into contact with. This can have a variety of cost-saving benefits. For example, it can lessen the chance of leakage in your property’s roofing, meaning you won’t have to spend as much time getting repairmen in for fixes. This can be especially useful for roofs with a flat surface as a flat roof sealant can help to deflect pooling water.
The hydrophobic nature of the coating also has the added benefit of discouraging the growth of mould and moss on your roofing. If left unchecked, a build-up of moss can have adverse effects on your roof and can quickly turn into a more serious and costly problem. As it acts as a sponge, moss can collect large amounts of water and create a significant amount of rot which, in turn, can cause costly damage to your roof. The waterproof nature of roof coating, however, can help to inhibit the growth of moss, meaning no more clambering on the roof with weed killer.
Roof sealants are energy efficient
As the weeks get colder and the nights draw in, the use of central heating becomes inevitable. As we’re all aware, heating bills during winter aren’t exactly cheap, and with gas prices slowly rising each year, everyone is looking to find new ways to keep their heating bills to a minimum.
With this in mind, roof coating can be a great option to help cut the cost of fuel bills due to its great ability to insulate your home. Roof coatings are usually frost-resistant, which means that if we’re hit with another especially chilly winter, your roof is less likely to accumulate excess frost or snow which is a big factor when it comes to keeping your home warm. And, as 25% of heat is lost through the roof, investing in a rubber roof sealant creates another layer of protection to help keep your home cosy throughout.
In the summer, white coloured roof coating is a great way to reflect UV rays from your property. The sun’s rays are one of the most destructive problems for your roof, causing it to become brittle and far less effective. Darker roofing in particular actively absorbs UV rays which can overheat your home and force you to resort to air conditioning to keep cool. Quality roof coating, however, contains UV blocking pigments which work to repel the damaging rays, both keeping your roof in good condition and helping you to save money on electricity bills.
For more eco-minded individuals, keeping your bills down by investing in roof coating also has the additional benefit of lessening your carbon footprint and the process uses fewer materials than conventional roof repair.
Accruing home value
Aside from simply saving money by lowering heating bills and minimising the possibility of repair work, you can actually add value to your home by using roof coating. If you’re looking to sell your property, letting prospective buyers know that the roof will need minimum maintenance can be a real positive for those deciding whether or not to put an offer down.
Also, roof coating can have a pretty significant impact on your ‘kerb appeal’. This basically covers how your property looks to passers-by and is a pretty important factor for people looking to invest. As your roof makes up a substantial amount of the front of your property, it is in your best interest to make it really stand out. With coating, you can give your roof a makeover, restoring any tired tiles to a brighter more attractive sheen.
Consider exterior wall coatings
Your roof isn’t the only part of your house that can benefit from a coating. Exterior walls take just as much punishment from the elements as your roofing and, to an extent, need more protection to prevent the infiltration of excess rainwater into popular rooms in the house. With this in mind, wall coating can offer you all of the cost-saving benefits that roofing sealant can give, and the creme used in production can make a stunning addition to your property’s walls.
Work with the professionals at Kingdom Coatings
There a variety of benefits you can gain from investing in roof and wall coating, from its cost to the time you can save. However, it’s important that you work with professionals who can get the job done right.
So, if you’re currently looking to invest in the best roof coating solutions in the country, then look no further than Kingdom Coatings. As Scotland’s premier coating company, we have helped countless happy customers achieve gorgeous walls and roofs that will be able to stand the test of time.
For more information on our range of services, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team on 0800 228 9436 or request a free quote on our website.