Benefits of Residential Roof Coatings

Posted on: 25 January 2019

The roof of your house protects everything inside it from rain, snow, wind, and heat. Unfortunately, roofs do not last for the life of your home without maintenance and repairs. The next time you have any work done on the roof, talk with the roofer and ask about coatings. There are a number of benefits you can take advantage of when the right coating is applied. Here are just a few things you should ask about and discuss.

Energy Savings

Even if you have a light-colored roof, it will still absorb heat from the sun. This heat will then warm up inside the house, making your air conditioner work harder to keep you cool. This is going to cause your electric bill to soar. A reflective coating can be applied to the roof so that the top of your home does not get hot and spread heat throughout the house.

Extend the Life of the Roof

When you have a coating applied to your house, you will extend the life of the roofing materials. It prevents damage that occurs naturally from the elements. The roofer will know which type of coating to use for the different types whether you have a shingle, tile, or metal roof. In addition, a coating will protect the actual structure underneath. Water or moisture can seep under tiles, metal pieces, and shingles, damaging the wood underneath. Having to replace or repair the structure will be very expensive. 


Any time you have to replace part or all of your roof, you end up with a lot of waste that just sits in a landfill. Some of the materials may leech harmful chemicals into the ground and eventually into the groundwater. By extending the life of your roof with a coating, you will not be creating as much debris. In addition, you can have a coating that has few or no volatile compounds, preventing any from the underlying roofing from being emitted into the air.

While roof coatings do need to be reapplied from time to time, it is not as frequent as the maintenance that will be required to your roof if you do not have one. The reduction to your cooling bills will more than pay for the reapplication or touch up. In addition, a coating will keep your roof looking good and increase the value of your home if you should decide to sell it. Go to sites like for more information about residential roof coating services.