Why You Should Consider a Roof Coating for Your Commercial Roof

Aug 14, 2022Blog, Roof Coating

Is your Eastern Pennsylvania business in need of some roof work, but a full roof replacement just isn’t in the budget? A commercial roof coating could be the perfect solution for your problems. Roof coatings come packed with benefits for business owners and property managers. 

What is a Commercial Roof Coating?

Commercial roof coatings are polymer-based liquid compounds that are rolled or sprayed onto the existing roof to add a layer of protection. These coatings can extend the life of your roof without the cost or hassle of replacing the roof completely. River Run Roofing is the leading commercial roof coating specialist in Eastern Pennsylvania

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Benefits of Commercial Roof Coatings

Roof coatings can be a highly beneficial choice for commercial property owners in Eastern Pennsylvania.  


Commercial roof coatings are an exceptionally cost-effective choice for commercial properties, particularly when a full roof replacement isn’t in the cards, financially. A full tear-off and replacement will usually cost 2-3x more than a roof coating. Roof coatings also have diminished labor costs because they’re very easy to install and don’t require the labor associated with removing and disposing of the old roof.  


Roof coatings are a sustainable option for the environmentally conscious consumer in a variety of ways. First, roof coatings can be reapplied every 10+ years which will continuously lengthen the life of the roof and keep the property well-insulated and energy-efficient. Opting for roof coatings instead of full replacements is also a sustainable option because it reduces the waste created when an old roof is torn off and replaced. Depending on the specific coating chosen, roof coatings can qualify your business for governmental advantages such as tax breaks for energy efficiency. 


Commercial roof coatings are energy efficient. Many roof coatings are reflective and offer excellent insulation which will help keep the building cooler in the summer months and warmer in the winter. This will decrease energy costs for your business as well as cut down on wear and tear on your HVAC system. 

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Because of the liquid application process, roof coatings do an excellent job waterproofing your existing roof. The coating is capable of flowing into hard-to-reach places and completely filling crevices and cracks that might allow water leaks and damage your business. 


As mentioned, roof coatings can be continuously applied to the roof over the years. In this way, they will continue to extend the life of your existing roof meaning you’ll be able to wait for a full roof replacement until your business is ready for it. 

Business Continuation

One of the drawbacks of having a full roof replacement is the disruption it can cause to day-to-day operations in your business. When you opt for a roof coating, you avoid much of this interruption because the roof will not need to be opened and the coating process doesn’t produce harmful VOCs that would require the area to be cleared throughout the process. 

Is your Eastern Pennsylvania commercial roof in need of a little TLC? An expertly applied roof coating from River Run Roofing could be just the answer to your problems. Call, today, to schedule your free estimate!