Acrylic coatings were originally developed in the 1970’s to provide ultra-violet protection for sprayed urethane foam applications. These types of coatings are now used across a variety of roof membrane surfaces, including single-ply membranes and metal systems.
Acrylic based materials provide excellent resistance to UV radiation and have the inherent flexibility required to withstand dimensional instability of most roof membrane surfaces.
While acrylic coatings offer easy installation and a cost-effective solution for building owners looking to prolong the life of their existing roofing system, there are limitations that must be taken into account. Please see the list of pros and cons below.
Cure time of these products is highly weather dependent and cold weather or high humidity will impede curing. Ideal curing takes place with warm weather and low humidity.
CS Roofing Company can recommend if Acrylic is the right coating for the roof of your business.
Acrylic Roof Coatings: Pros and Cons
Acrylic is a water-based, cost-effective solution for a variety of roofs. They are good for most climates and provide the best value.
Pros: Acrylic coatings offer an excellent balance of cost and performance. They are highly reflective, UV resistant, and easy to work with.
Cons: Acrylics will lose mil thickness with weathering, need to be applied at 50°F or above, and typically do not perform well in ponding-water situations.
CS Roofing Company can help assess your current roofing needs and recommend a coating that is perfect for the roof of your business. If you have any questions, please reach out to us by filling out the form below, or feel free to give us a call.