Concrete is a very durable, practical roofing material for many commercial and industrial facilities. Yet repair and maintenance are essential to maintaining structural integrity and protecting the building's contents from moisture and contaminants. From north to south, Painters USA has been repairing and coating concrete roofs across a wide range of industrial and commercial buildings for years.
Protecting concrete roofs
Painters USA works with a wide range of concrete coating materials, selecting the best option for the roof construction and operating environment:
- Temperature fluctuations.
- Exposure to rain, snow, wind, and UV rays.
- Vulnerabilities at penetrations, seams, and edges.
- Minor structural issues that can lead to poor drainage and ponding water.
We start by assessing your roof’s condition and understanding your operational and environmental situation. We detect even minor cracks and spalls and repair them. We also can replace whole sections when localized repairs aren't feasible and would only be a temporary band-aid solution.
Using only the best process, products, and equipment allows us to deliver long-lasting, quality results. Armed with experience, industry-recognized certifications, and the latest technology, we determine which roofing system will best meet your needs and objectives.
Roof decks are a vital surface in commercial and industrial buildings, and roof restoration and coating has been a specialty of Painters USA for many years. With proper repair and surface preparation, use of the right products, and experienced application, roof coatings can:
- Keep buildings at the ideal temperature.
- Reduce energy consumption.
- Protect against leaking.
- Extend the useful life of the roof and everything it covers.
Modern coating systems and technologies are available to deliver a wide range of benefits and mitigate a wide range of problems. For example, an elastomeric coating can work well for structures like silos, because it expands and contracts with the seasons and changes in storage capacity between full and empty.
As energy consumption becomes a growing concern, we install energy-efficient roof coatings to keep energy expenses down by adding reflectivity through white coloring and dissipating heat before it hits the concrete substrate.
Why elastomeric coating is good for concrete roofs
- Flexes with temperature changes without failing.
- Good adhesion and resistance to cracking, blistering, peeling, and flaking.
- Blocks open pores of the concrete to make it less permeable.
- Resists solvents, microorganisms, and other contaminants.
- Fast dry time with minimal odor.
- Long-lasting color retention.
Elastomeric coating materials
Acrylic is a water-based coating. It is one of the least expensive coating materials, yet because of its high water content, much of the product evaporates as it's applied, so more product is needed. Also, acrylic is best suited for sloped roofs. On flat roofs, standing water will cause the acrylic coating to disintegrate.
Silicone is a resin-based coating that sits in the middle in terms of performance and price. Made up of solids dispersed in a small amount of carrier, most of what gets applied will remain on the roof to provide good coverage. Silicones are suitable for flat roofs because they resist weathering and ponding water.
Polyurethanes form a durable, monolithic membrane that is highly reflective and UV stable. They have high impact-resistance, which is an advantage on flat roofs that get foot traffic. However, urethanes are expensive and they emit a strong, unpleasant odor that can be a challenge in buildings with fresh air intake HVAC systems.
Repair, restore, and maintain your concrete roofs
Commercial and industrial buildings have large expanses of flat or low-slope roofs that need regular maintenance and necessary repairs to maintain structural integrity and financial value. With experience working on concrete surfaces top to bottom, inside and outside, Painters USA will ensure your concrete roof decks are well-protected against all the operational and environmental stresses placed upon them.