Can You Add Protective Coating on Asphalt Shingle Roofs?

Can You Add Protective Coating on Asphalt Shingle Roofs?

It's a novel concept, but nobody has given the idea any merit. Truthfully, protective coating on asphalt shingle roofs seems useful because of spray polyurethane foam or acrylic elastomeric's impermeable, seamless layer. Unfortunately, the protective coating only works for roofing materials with a non-granular property.

For example, SPF and acrylic elastomeric coating exceptionally work with metal roofs because it has a continuous seam. Therefore, the acrylic coating isn't the roof's structural framework, but the metal panels themselves. On the other hand, the granular asphalt shingle will use the acrylic layer as its bonding and structural framework. However, asphalt shingles can erode, taking a small protective coating layer with it when it happens.

Truthfully, roofing manufacturers haven't built a capable protective layer for asphalt shingle roofs. Thankfully, they've made it so durable, you won't need it. If you have a roof capable of lasting 20-30 years with minimal difficulties, it's an excellent roofing material. Plus, using a new roof after 20-30 years guarantees you'll have a good roofing material in the next period, which is an upside to using asphalt shingles.

Skywalker Roofing has an excellent explanation on why asphalt shingle roofs still remain an excellent choice for Littleton, CO homeowners. Read more about it below.

If you have yet to find a dependable roofer in Littleton, CO, you can always count on us at Ropa Roofing. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.

Types of Asphalt Shingles

Organic and fiberglass are the two types of materials used for building asphalt shingles roofing.

Organic Asphalt Shingles

Organic shingles are waterproof, environment-friendly and use materials such as wood fiber, cellulose, and waste papers. Saturated with asphalt with an adhesive coating of ceramic granule’s and salt embedded on top. These types of shingles contain more granules and oil-based content hence it’s more prone to fire damage.

Due to the above reason asphalt shingle roofing is not suitable for extremely hot weather conditions.

Fiberglass Asphalt Shingles

Fiberglass shingles are slowly replacing organic shingles because of excellent fire protection.

An inorganic material such as glass fibers is used to build fiberglass shingles and requires a minimum coating of asphalt to make the roof waterproof. Minerals granules used in shingle roofing provides added protection against fire and also protects from UV (ultraviolet) rays.

 Asphalt Shingle Quality

Shingles have various qualities and tend to last long in constant conditions. For instance, it works well in hot weather areas which doesn’t get much affected by other weather conditions such as winter and vice versa if implemented in snowy areas.

Asphalt shingles are manufactured to provide adequate roof protection and to survive fire damage, rain, wind, and hail.

  • Fire resistance
  • Solar reflecting
  • Wind damage
  • Hail damage
  • Algae resistance
  • Locking shingles
  • Durability
  • Low-cost maintenance
  • Different colors, shapes, and (Continued)


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