Posted by roofcoadmin June 12, 2017
Roof sealer products help prevent rainwater from permeating through the roofing materials of your building or your house. They are also designed to help prevent easy and premature breakdown or corrosion of your roof resulting from extreme weather conditions.
Roof sealer products differ in thickness and composition and their use will depend on your roofing materials.
The Different Types of Roof Sealer Products Available in the Market Today
The Acrylic Roof Sealer
The acrylic roof sealer is made up of different types of acrylic polymer and it is commonly designed and concocted to help extend the lifespan of the roofing and its coating through improving the durability and sturdiness.
The acrylic roof sealer is one of the different types of roof sealer products available in the market today that come in a variety of colors, although white is still the most common choice of homeowners as well as of building and facility operators, and even of roofing installers and contractors.
Owing to its inherent durable properties and relatively affordable pricing, the acrylic roof sealer is considered one of the best amongst the roof sealer products.
The acrylic roof sealer is usually applied in two coatings with the second coating running opposite the direction of the first coating. These coatings can either be roll-applied or sprayed.
The Asphalt Emulsions
Asphalt emulsions are sealers which, as per its name, are composed of emulsified or blended asphalt and of asphalt particles distributed in water. The mixing component utilized is clay.
The asphalt emulsions also consists of several types of organic and inorganic fillers and fibers which provide the sealer with enhanced strength. Unlike the acrylic roof sealer, they only come in shades of black, brown and a reflective sealer which is the result of the addition of titanium dioxide or aluminum pigments into the mixture.
The asphalt emulsions may as well be one of the best sealers in its own right, because of the ease of its application method.
The Solvent-Based Silicone Roof Sealer
Silicone roof sealers are usually formulated and manufactured by adding a compound or a substance and some solvents to a silicone base.
Silicone roof sealers are biodegradable because silicone is an inherently natural material. They are available in many different colors and can be applied to any roofing system with the use of various application methods, not limited to spraying and rolling.
Silicone roof sealers can be resistant to the accumulation of rainwater for longer periods of time, and can adhere to most roofing underlying layers without a primer. So although the other types of roof sealer products have their share of benefits, these two particular properties of silicone roof sealers give the product a major edge over the rest, basically because it encompasses both great quality and cost-efficiency.
The Solvent-Based Asphalt Roof Sealer
Solvent-based asphalt sealer is composed of solid asphalt having been liquefied or softened with a solvent. This also allows for easy application technique of the sealer, although it only comes in two colors, black and aluminum-finish.
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