Have you ever wondered what you could do to preserve your roof? In some instances, an acrylic coating can the answer to preserving your roofing system for years. An acrylic coating is a water-based material that becomes water resistant once dry.
Exterior Home Restoration With an Acrylic Coating
We completed a coating project for a late 70’s home in Okeechobee, Florida. This is a wood structure with a metal roof. There was dry rot damage to the wood siding around the chimney and wear on the metal roof. The siding damage on this home did not extend everywhere. Luckily for the homeowners, a total replacement of siding and roof was not the only option. We replaced the damaged areas of siding and restored the metal roof with acrylic paint.
To begin, we set out to power wash the entire exterior of the house, including the roof. Once the home’s exterior was clean and dry, our crew proceeded to replace the damaged siding sections. Afterward, they painted the new sections of siding to match the rest of the home. To finish the job, our crew primed and painted the roof.
Benefits of Acrylic Exterior Paint Coating
This project is an example of a home that was repaired and protected with the right exterior coating. In this case, we used Richard’s Excel Metal Maintenance Coating on the roof. This is a 100% acrylic gloss enamel formulated to take on long lasting wear from the elements. This is considered a light industrial coating. This roof coating resists moisture, rust, salt, mildew, and chipping while remaining VOC compliant. Therefore, this makes it a good option for our customer’s home. Once dried, this enamel has a tough, tile-like, gloss finish. For flat roofs on homes or commercial buildings, we recommend Gaco silicone roof coatings to stand against ponding water and other harsh conditions. Check out one of our recent silicone roof coating projects. Although this is a commercial project, this product is also suitable for homes with flat roofs.
A Note About Acrylic Coatings
One seemingly obvious thing that is sometimes missed is that acrylic coating and paint are not the same things. While acrylic paint is primarily used for its pigment properties, coatings are for protection. Acrylic coatings offer a protective layer for most types of material. Additionally, clear coatings are available to seal decorative elements made from materials like concrete, wood, and metal. Acrylic coatings are flexible in that they can produce different finish effects.
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