Our goal is to provide you an economically and environmentally responsible solution to repair and restore a flat, low slope or metal roof. In order to achieve that goal we must do the following:
First we must do a visual inspection of the roof to assess any noticeable weak spots or damage. If we do find an indication of water damage we then use a thermographic camera to determine the extent of the damage.
Before we can begin preparing the roof surface for the silicone coating we must remove and replace any wet insulation and roof materials. We have to make the roof sound and dry in order to effectively apply the coating.
Once the roof is sound we thoroughly pressure wash the surface to remove any dirt and debris that would compromise the adhesion of the coating to existing roof material.
Now that the roof is prepared we first stripe coat all of the seams, penetrations and edging to build up the strength of the weak spots in the existing roof material. Then we apply a base coat of the silicone coating across the entirety of the roof at 1 gallon per 100 square feet. With the base coat still wet we embed a fabric scrim across the entirety of the roof. This fabric scrim provides tremendous strength and durability to the coating. Finally we apply a second coat of the silicone coating on top of the fabric scrim at 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet. The total dry thickness of the roof coating is 38ml.
In order to maintain the seamless membrane we require a yearly inspection, performed either by your staff or an Alaska Roof Coatings staff member. Any punctures or tears in the membrane must be fixed by applying a coat of silicone overtop. When properly maintained the roof coating will easily last 20+ years. If you wish to extend the warranty an additional 20 years we simply apply an additional layer of silicone on top of the initial coating. This can be done over and over, essentially warrantying your roof for the life of the building.