In an effort to make their roof strong and resistant to the elements, more and more property owners are considering silicone. However, silicone as an outer layer for roofing is in many ways only as good as the material underneath it. While the silicone adds a strong layer of added protection, it needs a good, reliable foundation in order to create the ultimate total roofing combination.
One of the biggest advantages of silicone is its incredible UL and water-resistant properties. This is especially attractive to property owners who are trying to prevent leaks—or who have suffered the costs of water damage in the past. Another reason silicone is popular is that it can be applied in limited areas, such as to repair or reinforce weak spots or points where the roof may be particularly vulnerable to water penetration. It’s also a good choice for flat roofs where accumulating water ponding has the potential to become a problem.
In addition, silicone can be applied quickly and has a short drying time, meaning the entire process can be completely much more quickly than with some alternative roofing options.
Silicone can be used in conjunction with a variety of roofing materials. Recently, it has become increasingly common for spray foam and silicone to be used together. Silicone can be used as a coating that is applied over the spray foam roofing materials. The silicone membrane over the spray foam roof provides the ultimate waterproof barrier that helps make the roof strong and resistant to the elements. The silicone won’t shrink (and therefore is less likely to crack or tear).
Since silicone is considered eco-friendly, it’s a great choice to pair up with spray foam, which is popular in large part due to its energy efficient qualities.
Of course, you can find all of the materials you need for spray foam roofing and other roofing jobs at Intech Equipment & Supply.