Orlando, FL Silicone Roof Coating

Replacing a commercial roof is expensive, and every building needs a roof. Adding a liquid-applied membrane roof coating, also called a silicone roof coating, can extend the life of your existing Orlando, FL roof or protect a new roof so that it will last even longer. We are certified professional silicone applicators. We buy our products directly from the manufacturers and apply them as specified to receive the manufacturer’s warranty.  Some of the best silicone products we recommend and use are manufactured by APOC.

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What Is A Silicone Roof Coating

A silicone roof coating, or liquid-applied membrane roof coating, is a thin layer of silicone material that is applied over an existing roof. It acts like a weatherproof cover for your roof protecting it from a lot of hazards that can cause roof damage.

Silicone roof coating can be applied to almost any existing roof. It doesn’t matter if your roof is sloped or flat, or if it is large or small. By adding a silicone roof coating, you are applying an extra layer of protection to your roof.

If you are considering getting a silicone roof coating, make sure the company is certified. There’s a skill and an art to applying a silicone commercial roof coating. The material must be applied in just the right thickness and with full roof coverage to be effective.

The application technique directly affects the performance, durability, and how long a silicone roof coating will last. A proper and professional application technique ensures proper coverage, adhesion, and seamless application, contributing to the coating’s ability to protect the roof substrate effectively and extend its lifespan.

If the silicone material isn’t applied in a thick enough layer, or if the coverage is spotty, the coating will not protect the roof the way it should from the elements. It’s also important that the technician working on your roof knows how to apply the silicone the right way to the type of roof. The thickness of the silicone depends on the type of roof.

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How Long Does A Silicone Roof Coating Last?

Silicone roof coatings can last anywhere from 15-20 years. That’s a lot of protection for your roof. The skill of the technicians applying the liquid membrane commercial roof coating makes a difference.

What It Does

Silicone is a waterproof substance that is often used to prevent leaks and water damage. Putting a layer of silicone on the roof protects your roof from hazards like:

  • Water leaks
  • UV damage to commercial roof membrane and shingles
  • Leaks around chimney flashing or skylights
  • Ponding water
  • Mildew, mold, and algae

Silicone is a strong but flexible material that won’t break down if it gets wet. So even in the middle of a wet summer, your roof is protected from water. The intense UV rays of the sun won’t damage a silicone commercial roof coating. It’s a practically impermeable coating that will extend the life of your roof and help you avoid costly roof replacement.

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The Benefits Of Silicone Roof Coating

The biggest benefits of having a silicone roof coating put on are:

Ponding Water Resistance

Ponding water, or puddles of water that stand on a flat roof, can cause major damage to a roof over time. Ponding water contributes to the growth of bacteria and mold. It also can damage the shingles of the roof causing leaks and weakening the strength of the roof. Silicone is waterproof and won’t break down in water. So, it can prevent ponding water from staying on your roof and causing damage.

UV Protection

Have you noticed that summers have been getting hotter and more intense? That trend isn’t going away anytime soon. The intense UV rays of the summer sun can cause your roofing material to break down and become weak. It can also dry out the roof and cause cracks that can be very difficult to find and repair.

A silicone roof coating reflects up to 90% of the sun’s UV rays, protecting your roof from damage in the summer. It can also reduce your energy usage by reflecting heat away from your roof. Silicone doesn’t degrade, chalk, or crack from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. It doesn’t get brittle or hard or crack. It’s the perfect material to protect your roof.


Silicone roof coatings can last, in some cases, as long as a new roof would last. Even though silicone is a very flexible material it can withstand high wind, dirt, sand, and debris that is blown onto the roof, oxidation, and extreme heat or cold. Because it’s flexible it will move with the normal expansion and contraction of the roof.

Environmentally Safe

All silicone roof coatings are environmentally friendly. But high-solid types of silicone like the silicone used in silicone roof coatings are the most environmentally friendly material that can be used to protect your roof. Silicone roof coatings are solvent-free and have very low volatile organic compounds (VOCs). They meet or exceed state regulations for safety. Not only this but for every roof that we restore, one less roof does not go to the landfill.

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Should I replace my roof or add a silicone roof coating?

In Orlando, FL and the surrounding areas, many shopping centers and strip malls that were built years ago have extremely flat roofs that neither ever did or  no longer have what’s called a positive pitch. Rather than the roof draining as it’s supposed to, there ends up being water ponds on the roof that sit for days on end. Acrylic roof coatings are much more porous by nature and water will penetrate through the paint and compromise the coating and the adhesion of the coating in the ponding areas. Eventually, they will start to blister and peel within a few days of a hard rain. However, silicone is practically impermeable. It will not penetrate it however long water sits, or however many times it rains.

In many cases, it makes sense to apply a silicone commercial roof coating rather than getting a new roof. Here are the pros of silicone roof coatings:

Due to the process of silicone commercial roof coating, it is immensely less disruptive to the tenant’s businesses. There is no long, messy process of pounding and hammering on the roof, roof trucks, equipment, and all the materials that take up parking spaces while leaving debris everywhere. When a re-roof happens, they take over the shopping center and it lasts for a while. Not only this, but if a storm pops up, you can have major problems if a tenant floods. Plus, it’s a fraction of the cost of a re-roof and again, because we cannot stress it enough, it’s much less disruptive.

The silicone roof coating process is much smoother and quieter. Since silicone acts and behaves like a new roof, it is comparable to a re-roof but at a fraction of the disruptiveness. In many cases, the silicone roof coating will last as long as a new roof, and comes with a 10 or 15-year warranty.

We have testimonials stating that most tenants did not know we were there working at all during the entire process. That cannot be said when it comes to stripping off the current roof and installing a new one.

Many of these roofs in the shopping centers and strip malls have many years of patching done by various workers with questionable experience. When the roof continues to fail towards the end, out of desperation, multiple incompatible products have been tried over the years. When we get a storyline and history from these attempts and know where all the problems are before we even start, we can address those areas, prepare them, and properly fix them before ever applying the waterproof silicone roof coating.

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Get An Estimate For A Silicone Roof Coating

If you have questions about silicone roof coating or want to schedule a free estimate, contact us here or call us directly at 407.256.8610. Our expert technicians have the skills, training, and experience to protect your roof with an expertly applied silicone roof coating.

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