Friday, December 7, 2012

Again, DON'T Put Roof Coatings On Your Shingle Roof

Against the advise of the federal government and the National Roofing Contractors Association FPL painted thousands of shingle roofs in the name of energy efficiency. This photo is one of them minutes before we tore it off. It was only six years old. We're gonna' keep saying it: Don't put elastomeric roof coatings on your shingle roof!!! For an energy efficient shingle roof choose white for color and spend a little on a good ventilation system.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Miami roofer says," Don't apply elastomeric roof coatings to your shingle roof."

I have personally torn off two shingle roofs in Miami which had been painted with elastomeric coatings. Both roofs had a significant amount of water trapped in the layers. The combination of hot and cold air outside and in the attic with high humidity results in condensation. The roof rots from the inside out.
Florida Power is being sued over its energy savings program which allowed shingle roofs to be coated, contrary to what competent roofers in Miami have always known - Don't apply elastomeric roof coatings to your shingle roof.