A variety of roofing options exist today, providing every property owner with multiple options. This creates an opportunity for you to choose a solution that is both reliable and affordable to meet your needs. Two of the options you may have include acrylic and polyurethane roof coating. Which should you choose?

Acrylic Roof Coatings

Acrylic roof coating is sprayed onto the surface of the roof. Once in place, it provides ample coverage for the area covering all cracks, holes, and other damaged areas quickly. This helps to seal out precipitation, providing a strong and durable solution for most roofs.

One of the key benefits of acrylic is that it moves with the surface. That is, as the building shifts naturally, the protection remains in place, shifting with it.

Acrylic is also the least expensive option in most situations. It is a solid choice for those who want UV resistance, leak protection, and reflectivity (it could help keep your home cooler). It is far less expensive than replacing your entire roof.

Acrylic roofing has been used for decades and tends to be ideal for a variety of substrates. That includes modified bitumen, metal roofs, EPDM, PVS, concrete, and TPO, among others.

Polyurethane Roof Coatings

Polyurethane roof coatings can be an excellent option as well. Sometimes called urethane roof coatings, these are one of the strongest options available today. They are also one of the most commonly used options when a sprayed on application is necessary.

There are two main types available: aliphatic and aromatic. Aliphatics are UV stable. These tend to hold their color longer, and they are more resistant to picking up dirt. They tend to be the best option for a top coat on other solutions. Aromatic urethane coatings are a bit different. They tend to cost less, but they are not UV stable. That is why they tend to be used as the base coat with an additional layer of protection on top of them.

Overall, polyurethane roof coatings are highly durable, and they are a flexible layer, which means they can handle the expansion and contraction of the roof (due to heat changes) each day. They are also a good option for those who need to prevent damage from ponding water. They tend to be ideal because they have outstanding adhesion as well, and they are impact resistant, which makes them a good option on roof surfaces where there is a lot of traffic.

Polyurethane coatings tend to be a good option for substrates, including modified bitumen, EPDM, single-ply, and concrete roof decks, among other surfaces.

Which One is Best for Your Needs?

To get a better idea of what your options are, reach out to Yoder’s Roofing. Our team can help you get an idea of which type of roof coating can resolve your specific concerns, saving you money and ensuring you get a roofing solution that will last a long time. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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