Flat Roof Coating

Commercial Flat Roof Coating Experts in Gaithersburg

Many businesses, commercial buildings, and BRAX Roofing warehouses have flat roofs. They’re particularly useful for creating extra outdoor space, giving you easy access to clean or repair them, and offer wind resistance.

A common myth is the flat roofs are not durable and cannot hold the weight of snow, but this is not true. Building codes require that flat roofs be able to carry enough weight to protect the structural integrity of the building.

However, what you will find is that flat roofs need a higher degree of maintenance. With that in mind, here are some of the best flat roof coating solutions to protect your roof from the elements and natural aging.

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Why Apply a Coating?

Flat roof coating can ensure that your roof lasts another 10-15 years without needing to be replaced. It prevents leaks, is easy to apply, and gives you the longevity you need at a much lower cost than replacing the entire roof.

A reliable roof coating company like BRAX Roofing can inspect your current roof and suggest the best coating for you. Which coating you need depends on the type of roof you have and whether your roof has a high amount of traffic. There are many different solutions you can choose from, so keep reading to see your options.

We also specialize in other roof coating services from rubber to urethane roof coatings.

Types of Flat Roof Coating

There are several types of roof coatings that provide particular benefits to flat roofs. They include asphalt, acrylic, polyureas, and urethanes. Each has a different purpose, so while they all work, your needs will determine which type of flat roof coating you choose.

ASPHALT

Asphalt coatings are mixed with a solvent that helps thin the asphalt, making application easy via spray nozzle or brush. Some asphalt coatings have added aluminum to aid in sun reflection. Other additives can increase the strength, thickness, or longevity of the coating.

Asphalt emulsions use water instead of a solvent to thin the mixture. The same additives can create additional strength, thickness, and longevity, and it’s applied the same way. The benefit of using water is that the solution doesn’t allow water to pool, which can aid in a non-slip surface that can accommodate heavy traffic.

ACRYLIC

Acrylic elastomers are highly reflective and usually installed on bituminous and non-bituminous roofing. This reflective surface aids in deflecting heat, keeping your building cooler and better insulated.

Acrylic is extremely durable. It has been used for decades for BRAX Roofing purposes, and because of its easy application, it is more cost-effective and provides the best value.

POLYUREAS

Polyureas haven’t been used for as long as some of the other coatings on the market. Some polyureas are similar to polyurethane and others are closer to urethane. These types of coatings are continually being modified by manufacturers to make them even better.

Polyureas provide excellent abrasion resistance, structural enhancement, corrosion protection, waterproofing, and chemical resistance.

URETHANES

Urethanes are used commonly on concrete surfaces like driveways and parking garages. They can also be used on wood. They are used alone and not layered with other roofing products. Urethane coatings are perfect for high traffic areas because they are seamless, flexible, and durable.

Urethane coatings expand and contract with your roof, resist water pooling, and are more impact resistant than many other flat roof coatings.

How Flat Roof Coating is Applied

Flat roof coating contractors usually brush or spray your roof coating onto the surface. The length of the process depends on which kind of coating you choose and the size of your roof.

First, they’ll clean your roof, identifying any areas that need to be repaired. Next, they’ll fix any holes, tears, or open seams so that the coating will be as effective as possible. Then they’ll start in one corner and either spray or brush the coating on in small sections.

The weather conditions have to be just right as well. Applying a roof coating when the roof is too hot or too cold can affect its adhesive qualities. Sometimes a flat roof coating service will only work early in the morning if the peak temperatures that day are not favorable.

It can take up to 24 hours for the coating to dry and your flat roof coating company may recommend you stay off it for even longer depending on how much time it needs to set.

If you need flat roof coating in Gaithersburg, contact BRAX Roofing. Our professionals can help you determine which coating is best for your building. We provide free estimates, and our installation is thorough and professional.

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Why Choose BRAX Roofing

Why Choose
BRAX Roofing

Insurance Claims Assistance From a free inspection and emergency repair to meeting with your adjuster, we work to minimize your stress.
This is Our Community As local roofers, we serve our neighbors’ exterior service needs when they need us most.
The Best Warranties Enjoy a 100% satisfaction guarantee, 50-year manufacturer warranty, and 25-year workmanship warranty.
Best-in-Class Service We are committed to providing unmatched customer service and roofing products that stand the test of time.
Certified & Award-Winning We are proud to be an Owens Corning Platinum, GAF certified, and CertainTeed 4-Star Installer certified roofing company.
Family Values As a locally owned business, we value and exhibit honesty, integrity, and responsibility in everything we do.
Insurance Claims
Assistance

Assistance From a free inspection and emergency repair to meeting with your adjuster, we work to minimize your stress.

This is Our
Community

As local roofers, we serve our neighbors’ exterior service needs when they need us most.

The Best
Warranties

Enjoy a 100% satisfaction guarantee, 50-year manufacturer warranty, and 25-year workmanship warranty.

Best-in-Class
Service

We are committed to providing unmatched customer service and roofing products that stand the test of time.

Certified &
Award-Winning

We are proud to be an Owens Corning Platinum, GAF certified, and CertainTeed 4-Star Installer certified roofing company.

Family
Values

As a locally owned business, we value and exhibit honesty, integrity, and responsibility in everything we do.

What Our Clients Are Saying

BRAX Roofing is, without question, a five star business. I had a small job but they took at as serious and with as much conscientiousness as if it were a large job. The communication with them was always professional and informative. They sent someone out the same day I called! Unheard of. They did the work quickly and took photos so I could see the work without climbing the roof. I would highly recommend BRAX Roofing! A++ business.
Michael T
100% Satisfaction Great Team to Work With !!! My neighbor is now have a complete roof replacement because she liked what saw !!!
Peter W
Brax Roofing recently completed the replacement of the roof on my 70 years old house. There estimate was very reasonable and the change orders (to replace rotted wood) were minimal. The job was started on the promised date and finished within two days. We were very pleased with the service they provided. Highly recommended.
Alan M
VERY professional team - HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Marvin did an amazing job keeping us informed. The owner, Boris, even reached out to us to make sure we knew how much they valued our business. BRAX offered exceptional prices for quality roof+gutter replacement services and products. Again, HIGHLY RECOMMEND; especially if you live in the Alexandria, VA area.
Jason N
BRAX roofing was amazing - they scheduled our work promptly, had strong communication, documented everything, quickly responded to questions, and did a great job fixing our roof. Highly recommend.
Rachel M
Good communication from start to finish . Questions answered in a timely fashion with knowledge and professionalism. Many pictures were provided to give an idea of what was found and then installed. Would absolutely use Brax again - and will refer those looking for roofers!
Erin M