We are excited to share that to serve you better, RCMA has just completed an upgrade to a new association management system and member database. You will enjoy an easier-to-use system to renew your membership, register for events, and make purchases from RCMA. In particular, we are excited about the better experience you will have as you renew your membership, sign-up for the virtual training modules, and register for our upcoming conference.
For security purposes, you will need to create a new password for your RCMA account. Your old password will no longer work in the new system. Learn more >
Roof Coatings are Essential
Roof coatings are applied to low slope roofs on residential, commercial, and industrial buildings to extend the life of a roof by preventing water, chemical, or physical damage which saves money for the building owner. Roof coatings are also the most effective and least costly option to help buildings save energy and enhance sustainability.
Roof coatings are thicker than paint and have a higher solids content. Roof coatings are formulated to protect roofs from the damaging effects of weather and the environment, such as UV light, and excessive water and wind. They are formulated to provide protection for many years and are also extremely elastic; they typically contain a high level of top-quality resin. The high quality resins and the volume of resins introduced during manufacturing allow the coating to maintain its elastic properties throughout its life cycle. Once cured, these resins form an elastomeric and durable film, which provides an additional measure of waterproofing and allows the roof coating to bridge small cracks and membrane seams found on roofs. Unlike paint, which is typically applied in portions of a gallon per 100 square feet, roof coatings are applied in terms of multiple gallons per 100 square feet. Today, there are various types of roof coatings on the market that can benefit any type of roof.