Why Acrylic Elastomeric Roofing is Essential for Metal Roof Properties

One of the best noise-reducing supplements that exist for metal roofs is an acrylic elastomeric roof coating. In the past, manufacturers used traditional paint, which chipped off after its initial application because of the extreme heat of the sun. However, with the invention of acrylic elastomeric paint, roofs had an additional protective layer that improved its capability and performance for properties.

Acrylic elastomeric paint uses UV reflective elements and seal-introducing capabilities to act as an extra protective layer above galvanized and galvalume roofing materials. One of the best things about acrylic elastomeric paint is you can re-coat roofs when it starts to deteriorate.

In addition to reducing noise, acrylic elastomeric paint helps metal roofs fit the residential aesthetic. With a wide variety of colors to choose from, homeowners won't have any problems adapting their new metal roof to their property's overall look. You can always ask top-level Littleton, CO roofers to help you with this task swiftly, too.

These coating materials are significantly essential because they can extend the lifespan and durability of metal roofs for more than 70 years. If you'd like a roof that can last for more than a hundred years, make sure to inspect and recoat it with acrylic elastomeric paint once or twice a year.

Performance Painting has a great list of benefits and disadvantages of metal roof acrylic elastomeric coating. If you need high-quality roofing solutions, you can always count on us at Roper Roofing to help you achieve your objectives.


Watertight – This is one of the main advantages to elastomeric coating, as it puts a secure coating on the surface so that the moisture is unable to intrude into the walls. The surfaces that the layers work on are poured concrete, masonry, stucco, floors, roofs, brick, metal and wood (with caution).

Density – The paint is up to ten times thicker than regular paints, and when it is dry you can notice the difference. Elastomeric coating contains up to twenty mils each coating compared to a regular paint, which reaches only about three mils for each coat applied. An excellent example to look at is tarps in a store. Look and feel one that has just the strength of two or three mils and then notice and feel the difference on one that is ten to twenty mil. You will differently see and notice the difference in strength.

Long-lasting – Since the makeup of Elastomeric is so strong, it can remain that way past ordinary paints. Elastomeric paint can hold up to ten years, and elastomeric coating can hold up even longer.

Bendable – Since elastomeric is made up of stretchy material, it can move with the structure that it is placed on. This means that it can shift with a wall or roof in climate changes and structure settling.


More Substantial Cost – It can cost up to fifty percent more than regular paint, but it does cover the same space with a much thicker coating than standard paint.

Experienced Painter Needed – Since the makeup of this paint is very different from conventional paints, it is very difficult to work with and apply. If you do not have a person that is used to working with this type of paint, it can be applied incorrectly or even be weakened by thinning it out. An inexperienced painter might also try to charge you more for the product, but put less than required on your structure. (Continued)


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