The Benefits of Roof Coatings

Your commercial premises are probably one of the biggest investments you will make for your business, but they are also a key asset. Maintaining your property correctly will help to prolong its life as well as retain its value.

But more than the financial aspects, a well-maintained commercial property will ensure that you are providing a safe environment for your employees to work in. One key area of your property that you should pay close attention to is your roof, as its state of repair can impact your entire building.

A great way to keep your roof in good condition is to apply a protective roof coating. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits.

Falling Debris

According to the Health and Safety Executive, just over ten per cent of non-fatal accidents in the workplace are caused by employees being struck by moving objects, and this includes debris falling from roofs. Loose or degraded roof tiles and materials can easily come loose and fall off. Applying a roof sealant will help to prevent this happening.

Prolong the Life of your Roof

Applying a roof sealant can help to protect your roof and thus prolong its life. These protective coatings can also be applied to most roof types: metal, tiled, asphalt and cement fibre, for example. They are also a great way to protect your roof against the varying British climate. Our roofs are subjected to UV rays from the sun, rain, snow, hail, wind – you name it – and in the UK your roof is liable to experience all of the above. A roof coating can help to prevent damage caused by these elements.

A huge price benefit to the systems is they do not need a business to close during set up. The systems produce minimal sound pollution and have fewer odors, permitting you to manage business as normal with less holding up to the occupants inside the building. Setting up a new roof can take towards a higher level of a few weeks, charging business owners an immense amount of revenue loss while their business is closed during the setting up procedure. Preserving your low-slope, commercial roof is far inexpensive, faster, and is much less troublesome to your buildings’ owners than completing a traditional roof tear-off and new roof set up.


The protection a roof coating provides to the outside of your building also helps to regulate things inside, ultimately helping to reduce your energy bills and make your building more efficient and comfortable for your employees to work in. Any small gaps or holes in your roof are filled, which stops cold air from the outside filtering into the building and reducing the overall temperature or creating cold spots. Furthermore, these sealants can help to reflect heat so that it doesn’t get uncomfortably hot inside the building either.

Finally, a roof coating will also help to make your building look more aesthetically pleasing to visiting clients and suppliers.