Commercial Roof Coatings

How Commercial Roof Coating Systems Work

How Commercial Roof Coating Systems Actually Work

If you are not familiar with how commercial roof coating systems work, this is a good chance to help you better understand why some products work better than others do and what we can do to help which long-term products are best suited for your application.

Sunlight / UV

The sun is the most significant factor that impacts your roofing system’s long-term health. In addition to light and heat, the sun continuously emits UV radiation. UV radiation breaks down slowly whatever it keeps beating down every day. Applying a roof coating basically builds up protection layers over the top of the roof. These layers resist the regular breakdown of the underlying roof materials into a single seamless layer. If there is no seamless layer on top, the elements will may their way into the nooks and crannies making up a structure.

As time goes on, the sun strips small amounts away from the top layer. The underlying protective coating also continues to get thinner. The sun eventually breaks through the layer and things such as pooling make their way into a structure and start to cause damage.

The two main factors that over time make the system work are its initial thickness and its sun resistance.

Commercial Roof Coatings That Will Protect Your Roof

Product Innovations

Commercial Roof Coating ContractorsAmong the most significant roofing technology advancements is the way that UV radiation is resisted by coating materials. Better resistance results in fewer breakdowns over the years and the roof ends up lasting a lot longer. Our job is helping to determine which are the best products, based on testing and research, will provide you with the highest quality results for the roofing project you are planning to do. We can then help you understand which options are the best for your individual situation.

Quality Installation

No matter which materials you end up using, they need to be installed properly. This is where we can help. West Coast Roofing provides very high-quality roofing repairs and services on thousands of Phoenix roofs as well as all around the state of Arizona. Allow us to put our extensive experience and expertise to work for you to ensure that use the right job and that your job is handled properly in order to minimize the possibility of any complications and problems in the future. Give us a call today to see how we can help you.

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Commercial Roof Inspection

7 Signs You Need a Commercial Roof Inspection

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your business, so you need to make sure you get an annual commercial roof inspection . It protects you from the elements and keeps your workers safe and dry, and everything out of the open elements where they can be damaged. A well-built building works so well that most the time you will likely not even think about it.

But like all parts of a business building, it eventually needs repair to make sure it stays in tip-top shape.

There are several signs that you need to have your roof inspected for damage. If you see any of these signs, it’s time to call a professional commercial roofing contractor.

Puncture Holes or Rips
If you see any puncture holes or rips in your roof, it’s time for an inspection. These holes can be caused by falling branches or other debris. They can also be caused by severe weather, such as hail or high winds. Anyone who has been through a Derecho knows the damage that can bring.

Punctures and tears in your roof can let water and moisture into your business, which can lead to mold and mildew growth. They can also cause your energy bills to spike, as heat and air can escape through the holes, and anyone who has paid utilities for even a small business building understands how rapidly those can roll out of control.

Missing shingles, especially after a storm or major season change like winter to spring, is another sign of potential roofing issues to be wary of.

No Roof Flashing
If your roof doesn’t have any flashing, it’s time for an inspection. Flashing is a thin strip of metal that’s placed around vents, chimneys, and other potential openings in your roof. These are common on both residential and commercial buildings, and it’s important that they’re there.

It’s important because it helps to seal those openings and prevent water and moisture from entering the building. Without it, you’re at a much higher risk for leaks and other water damage.

Missing roof flashing is usually caused by poor installation or damage from severe weather. If you see any missing flashing, call a roofing contractor right away to get it replaced and check to find any damage that needs repairing.

Commercial Roof Repair ContractorsYour Roof Is Simply Old
Even if you don’t see any obvious signs of damage, it’s still a good idea to have your roof inspected every few years. That’s because roofs, like all parts of a building, eventually need to be replaced. However, if the roof maintenance is kept up it will be able to last longer and perform better.

The average roof lasts between 20 and 30 years. But that number can vary depending on the type of roof, the climate, and how well it’s been maintained throughout he years, in addition to the number of natural disasters that have taken place.

If your roof is approaching the end of its lifespan, it’s time to start thinking about replacement. A roofing contractor can inspect your roof and give you an estimate for how much it will cost to replace it.

You can also ask them about installing a new roof over your old one. This is often a cheaper and simpler option than completely replacing your roof if it is a viable solution based on the house, existing roof, and zoning. This won’t always be an issue, however.

Asphalt Roof “Blisters”
Blisters are small, raised bumps on your roof. They’re caused by trapped water and moisture under the asphalt shingles. Blisters can eventually lead to leaks and other water damage, so it’s important to have them inspected by a roofing contractor since they could be hiding a bigger issue that needs to be addressed as quickly as possible for the health of your building.

If you see any blisters on your roof, call a contractor right away. They’ll be able to determine if the blisters are harmless or if they need to be repaired or replaced.

Your Energy Use Is Exploding (As Are Your Bills)
If your energy bills have suddenly skyrocketed, it could be because your roof needs to be replaced. As roofs age, they become less energy-efficient. That means the business’s heating and cooling system has to work harder to maintain the temperature you want.

If you’ve noticed a sudden spike in your energy use, it’s important to go out and see if there are any signs of obvious damage, and also a time to check the sealing around old windows to make sure they are still working properly. Even relatively small holes can cause leaks that really cause the energy usage to spike.

Even if you don’t see anything this is the time to call a professional to see if it’s time for a roof replacement.

The Roof Appears To Be Sagging
A sagging roof is a serious issue that needs to be addressed immediately. A sagging roof is usually caused by structural damage, which can weaken the entire frame of your home.

If you see any sagging, it’s important to get on top of things immediately as this already makes it a major issue versus a minor one, and things can get out of control quickly if more storms come along.

Why You Should Never Delay Calling Professional Roofers
Your roof is one of the most important parts of the building. Without it, everything and everyone is exposed to the elements. That’s why it’s so important that at the very earliest signs of potential trouble that you call one of our skilled and professionals roofing contractors.

Waiting to call a contractor can often make the problem worse. For example, a small leak can quickly turn into a major one if it’s not repaired right away.

It’s also important to call a contractor as soon as possible because the sooner you call, the less damage your roof will have. And that means the repairs will be less expensive.

Finally, it’s important to call a contractor because they have the experience and expertise to properly inspect and repair your roof. They’ll also be able to help you choose the right new roof for your home if it’s time for a replacement.

Whenever the first signs of trouble emerge the right move is never to ignore it. Call our professionals so we can have a look at your roof, locate any potential problems that you have, and get them fixed before any more problems arise.

Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors (512) 333-7663, provides commercial roof repair, commercial roof maintenance and commercial roof inspection services you can trust to Austin, Texas and the surrounding communities and has been providing commercial roofing services to the area for over 19 years. If you need help with commercial metal roofing, visit us at

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About Us

I’m Mark Franz, the owner of Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors.

I’m proud to say no one can beat our quality and experience in commercial roof repair, commercial roof installation, commercial roof replacement, commercial metal roof repair and commercial metal roof restoration in Austin, Texas.

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Whether you’re looking for commercial roof installation, commercial roof repair, commercial roof maintenance, commercial metal roof repair or commercial metal roof restoration, we here at Armadillo Roofing have you covered.

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Here at Armadillo Roofing, nothing is more important than taking care of the most important asset we have – our satisfied customers.

We take pride in the number of 5 star reviews you will find online that our customers have posted.

We will always deliver on our promise to ensure the finest quality materials and craftsmanship, stressing integrity and rewarding excellence. We are craftsmen who take pride in the roofing services we provide to our customers, both commercial and residential.

Our commitment is to deliver “Quality Craftsmanship at an Affordable Price,” and we have been doing just that for well over a decade now in Austin and the surrounding areas.

“Thanks for taking care of us in a professional manner. It was a pleasure to deal with someone who actually did what he said he would do. Look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again.”

Mike McCoy – Mission Mortgage

“Thanks for a job well done. I look forward to working with you in the future. Let me know if you need any references on your future jobs. I’d be glad to be of help. Take Care.”

Mike Wilson – Central Texas Development Assessments, Inc.,

“Thank you again for your hard work. You did an amazing job on our building’s roof system and I would certainly recommend Armadillo to anyone needing your services.”

A.W. Armstrong – Kestrel Management Services, LLC

“Armadillo Roofing replaced our old roof with a beautiful new one. David managed the entire process to the detail. He was there during the work and walked the roof with me after it was finished. Quality, friendly and trustworthy best describes our experience with Mark and David at Armadillo.”

Lisa Y. – Austin

“We had an amazing experience with Armadillo Roofing and can’t say enough positive things about them. They replaced our entire roof in time to put our house on the market.”

Court C. – Cedar Park

“A hail storm left us with roof damage. Armadillo was referred to us and we couldn’t be happier. David was onsite at the start and finish of each phase to ensure everything was done properly. Mark is engaged and responsive anytime we had questions. They do great work! I would recommend Armadillo to anyone.”

Danny W. – Austin