SILICONE ROOF COATING RESTORATION

WHAT IS A SILICONE ROOF RESTORATION?

A silicone roof coating restoration is a coating that can be applied over most roof surfaces. Unlike acrylic coatings, silicone is made of polymers and doesn’t contain water. Silicone is a moisture-cured coating designed to reflect the heat of the sun and UV rays as well as protect many types of roofs. While suitable for use in all climates, the high silicone chemistry is especially suited for extreme tropical environments like Florida, which are exposed to some of the hottest and wettest weather with intense UV exposure in the country. A silicone roof coating is designed to maintain maximum reflectivity of heat and UV rays as it ages. Its moisture curing ability creates an aggressive chemical bond with the roof, which provides resistance to ponding water.

Ponding water often occurs on flat roof systems as a result of rainfall or runoff from equipment. Ponding water for short durations is unavoidable and considered acceptable by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and many roofing manufacturers. However, ponding water in excess of 48 hours can be detrimental to a roof. In fact, most roofing problems arise from poor water drainage and ponding water on the roof. It can significantly impact the longevity of the best roofing systems. Thus, a silicone roof coating restoration is essential in solving water ponding on roofs.

RESTORE VS REPLACE

We provide our customers with an unbiased opinion and the option to look at multiple solutions, not just silicone coatings, so together we can make the best choice based on their needs. The next step is to get a moisture scan; we recommend an independent third party to test the roof to see if there is any moisture inside. This step is particularly crucial and sometimes overlooked. However, the results of the scan will provide us with a map of the roof and will indicate whether it can be restored with a silicone roof coating. If the existing roofing system has less than 25 percent moisture inside, a silicone roof coating restoration can be done. Otherwise, if more than 25 percent of the roof shows moisture, the roof will require full replacement. For a successful silicone roof coating restoration, no more than 25 percent of the roof can have moisture.

RESTORING THE ROOF

Once the moisture survey has been done and the moisture areas are identified, then we can make the necessary repairs to remove the wet areas as indicated on the survey, replace it with new roofing material, and proceed with cleaning and power washing the roof. Once cleaned, the roof is ready for the silicone restoration, which is usually applied in coats (similar to painting). The silicone manufacturer and warranty type will determine if primer is needed and how many coats will be applied to achieve the necessary thickness.

WARRANTIES

As previously noted, warranties will vary greatly based on the manufacturer and product chosen. Warranties range from 10 to 15 years depending on thickness, primer, etc. The best warranties are the ones that are “system warranties”, which includes a labor and material warranty backed by the manufacturer.

CONCLUSION

The main take away is that regardless of your budget, you have options and a silicone roof coating restoration may prove valuable. As mentioned above, not all roofs qualify and there are things to consider such as moisture saturation. In the end, you have important decisions to make and knowing what’s available is half the battle, and we’re here to help. 

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WHY US

At Florida Quality Roofing we view our role as roofing contractors and advisors to share our expertise and guide clients to the best possible choice to fulfill their roofing needs. Our staff brings an unparalleled level of skill and knowledge to every project, whether it is a new roof, a maintenance, a silicone roof coating restoration or repair.

We provide a variety of comprehensive roofing solutions that are guaranteed and certified.

BENEFITS

COST EFFECTIVE

A roof restoration can cost significantly less than a re-roof

PROVEN RESULTS

Research indicates that restorations are becoming more popular because of their proven results

SUSTAINABILITY

Most roof restorations will have a minimal impact on the environment and avoid landfill waste

ENERGY EFFICIENT

Restoring a roof with highly reflective energy efficient coating will reduce consumption by keeping the building cooler.

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Contact Info

Miami - Fort Lauderdale - West Palm Beach - Tampa - Orlando and Surrounding Areas

SERVICES

What is a Roof Restoration?

There are many definitions for roof restorations, but perhaps the most important thing to consider is that most low slope (flat) roofs have a lifespan. The lifespan of a roof will depend on the roof system, use of roof, and materials.

At Florida Quality Roofing we have extensive experience with roof restorations and have provided many roofs with significant years of protection while maintaining a watertight roofing system. The most common and cost efficient roof restorations for a flat roof is a silicone coating restoration.

Silicone coating roof restorations have been used for over 20 years and have the most success in humid climates like South Florida since they are moisture cured. They are also versatile and can be used on most roofing systems; single plies (EPDM, PVC, TPO), asphalt/modified bitumen, metal, concrete, etc.

Co-Owner / President

Stella Amador is a Business Management expert who joined Florida Quality Roofing in 2011.  Stella graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a degree in Psychology. Prior to joining Florida Quality Roofing, she was the Managing Director and Public Relations Manager for a multi-state law firm.  Her background in Marketing and Business Development has been essential to the growth of Florida Quality Roofing as a leader in the industry. Her attention to detail and passion for business have elevated the standards of the roofing profession.

Although Stella is passionate about business, as the daughter of a Jazz Musician and granddaughter to an Artist, her childhood was filled with both. She has an eclectic musical taste ranging from Jazz to Hip-Hop. Among music, she enjoys travel just as most of us and before joining Florida Quality Roofing she spent a year on a “working holiday” in Sydney Australia.

Mentor / Safety / Quality Control

Justo Duarte is the proud father of German Duarte. He has been roofing since 1983, and introduced his son to the noble trade that is roofing. He watched German start Florida Quality Roofing in 2002 in Orlando. Although Justo semi-retired in 2006, his love for roofing and relentless spirit has kept him active in Florida Quality Roofing. His role as mentor to our production team is invaluable. He is always smiling and keeping morale high among our crews. Justo frequents projects in order to assist with quality control as well as ensure all safety guidelines are being followed.

Duarte Sr. is passionate about road trips, he’s traveled from Miami to Central America, most recently doing a cross country trip from California to Florida with his daughter.  His ultimate trip is to go from Alaska to Patagonia (The southernmost tip of South America).

Client Happiness

Josselyn Duarte is German’s sister who also grew up around roofing. However, her studies took her in a different direction, she graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Hospitality Management. A traveler at heart, she has lived in Europe and most recently was working in the Bay Area in San Francisco. After years away she has returned to South Florida to be close to family, give birth to her first child and to join the family business.

Her vast experience in client services will continue to elevate FQR’s commitment to excellent service. As Client Happiness her priority is to communicate with clients throughout the entire roofing process and ensure client satisfaction.