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How to Get an Existing Commercial Roof Under New Warranty?

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings

Short answer: Install a roof coating system. Doing so can get you a brand new, renewable, 10-20-year warranty. So, you manage a commercial roof and notice that your warranty is about to expire. Now, what do you do? You can call the contractor that installed it and see what they say? Hopefully they are still around. And hopefully they offer …

installing silicone coating on rubber roof

Two Major Things Wrong With the Commercial Roofing Industry

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings

West Roofing Systems has been in commercial roofing since 1979. Over the years, we’ve seen two significant things that are wrong with the industry: We’ll go through both of these scenarios in more detail. But first, I wanted you to be aware that this article isn’t written on opinion. We’ve been a company for over 40 years, so everything here …

roof coating system over an existing metal roof

Not Eligible for a Roof Coating System? – Here’s What To Do

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings

So, you’ve heard of the benefits of a silicone roof coating system but recently found out that you’re not eligible. What’s the best option now? The short answer is to install a spray polyurethane foam roofing system. Why? Because you can still avoid the complete tear-off, you’ll get a seamless membrane, it’ll be at least 1” thick so it will …

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Why Put Coating on a Roof Instead of a Replacement?

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings

So, your roof is leaking and you’re dreading getting it replaced. How much is it going to cost? How long will the company be here? All these sorts of questions come up. Then you hear about roof coating systems and how they cost half of a full roof replacement. You think: “Is that true?” “How do they work” And “Is …

How To Get 10 More Years Out of an Old, Metal Roof?

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings

Summary: To extend the roof life of an existing metal roof, you can install a roof coating system. A roof coating system involves minor repairs, seam reinforcement, and the application of a thick, elastomeric coating that’s engineered specifically for metal roofs. If you install the system correctly, you can get a new 10-20-year warranty. So, you got an older metal …

silicone roof coating system installed over a metal roof

Silicone Roof Systems and Existing Metal Roofs (Costs, Durability, and Installation)

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings

Are you the owner or manager of a commercial building with a metal roof? Perhaps it’s leaking and/or very old and you’re wondering what cost-effective repair or restoration options you have? If that’s true, you’ve come to the right place! The short story is…silicone roofing systems can be installed over your existing metal roof. They eliminate the complete tear-off, make …

What Is Commercial Roof Recovery and Is It a Cost-Effective Solution

What Is Commercial Roof Recovery and Is It a Cost-Effective Solution?

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings, Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

  So, you’ve heard the term “roof recovery” and how it’s a cost-effective alternative to a complete roof replacement. The short answer is…you’re right! Why would you throw away 80-90% of an existing roof if it’s in good condition? But sometimes, there are scenarios where roof recovery isn’t a good option. For example, when more than 50% of your commercial …

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What Is the R-Value of Silicone Roof Coatings?

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings

A website visitor asked us, “What is the R-value of silicone roof coatings?”. I replied, I think it’s pretty close to zero, but let me reach out to some of the top coating manufacturers and I’ll get back to you. I reached out to Progressive Materials, they replied “There is not enough of an R-Value to put one down, but …

thickness of silicone roof coatings

Silicone Roof Coatings: Everything to Know About Thickness Levels

Greg PalyaSilicone Roof Coatings

  Summary: The correct thickness of silicone coatings is determined by the manufacturer, who has done testing on how thick a coating will last for a warranty period. For example, they know that 20 mils of coating will outlast a 10-year warranty.   So, you’re interested in a silicone roof coating system for your commercial roof. But you’re wondering how …