Stopping Roof Leaks with Silicone

by on March 20, 2017 in Facilities Manager, Flat Roof, Leaks, Repairs

SILICONE CAN HELP YOU STOP ROOF LEAKS IN YOUR BUILDING

One of the most important benefits of silicone roof coatings is that they can stop leaks in their tracks. If your building has a multitude of leaks and fixing them one by one feels overwhelming, then it might be time to consider a silicone roof coating. Let’s look a little closer at how silicone roof coatings can help your roof leaks.

stopping rampant roof leaks

A split in your roof like this can lead to leaks. Silicone completely encapsulates any issues when it is installed.

Sealing Up Existing Leaks

Silicone roof coatings will first and foremost seal up and stop up all of your existing roof leaks, without requiring you to locate and repair every single one individually. Depending on the severity of your roof leaks, a silicone roof coating can actually be easier and less expensive than repairing all of your leaks individually. If it’s just a leak or two, then it’s a good idea to hop up on the roof and just repair the leak. That will keep your roof in good shape and save you money. However, many roofs are simply beyond repair, and they need to either be replaced (bad) or restored with silicone (good). If you coat the entire surface of your roof, every single leak will be sealed.

Preventing Future Leaks

Once you install a silicone roof coating, you receive a watertight warranty for up to 20 years. Silicone has a warranty, but leaks rarely develop. In most cases, once you install a coating, you roof will remain leak from for the full 20 year warranty term – and then some. Many roofs with a silicone roof see leak-prevention benefits long past the 20 year mark. This doesn’t mean that it’s a good idea to let your roof warranty lapse, as you never want to be out from under warranty coverage. The effectiveness of silicone roof coatings can last beyond 20 years, but you should remain covered under warranty.

Conclusion

Stopping leaks and preventing leaks are possibly the greatest benefit of silicone roof coatings. A roof that is fraught with leaks is a major headache, and can be extremely difficult to repair. Silicone roof coatings are easy to install and are the most effective leak-preventing roofing system on the market. Give us a call today if your roof leaks and you want to stop it affordably.