What Are Elastomeric Roof Coatings?

Elastomeric roof coatings are a liquid material that is used to coat commercial roofs. This coating has properties that make it elastic enough to contract and expand when the temperature shifts. This makes it possible for commercial roofs to adapt and remain extremely durable in any weather condition. Whether the summer sun is beating down on your roof or it has to put up with below-freezing winter nights, elastomeric coating will help you roof withstand it all, making it perfect for commercial roofs here in Northern Colorado.

The Benefits of Elastomeric Roof Coatings

We’ve already gone over the biggest and most obvious benefit associated with elastomeric roof coatings — which is its ability to protect your roof from the damage caused by extreme temperature shifts — but the benefits don’t stop there. Here are a few more benefits of protecting your commercial roof with an elastomeric roofing coating:

  • It will extend the life of your commercial roof.
  • It will protect your roof from UV damage.
  • It will make your roof impervious to the damage caused by thermal shock.
  • It will help to prevent bubbles, cracks and other surface damage.
  • It will help to keep your building cooler and lower your energy bills.
  • It will add strength to the structural support of your building without adding a lot of weight.

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Elastomeric Roof Coating Types

At Sorensen Roofing & Exteriors, we offer four main elastomeric roof coating types:


Butyl elastomeric coating is ideal for flat roof repair, and it works well with any low-sloping roofs, such as single-ply or built-up PVC roofs. One of the biggest benefits of choosing butyl coating is that it is resistant to water pounding, and it also provides a barrier to vapor.


Acrylic elastomeric coatings work with many different commercial roofs, and they are ideal for use in most climates. Acrylic coatings are very reflective, which will make your roof more resistant to UV damage, and with acrylic coatings, you get a good amount of added performance for the cost.


Of all of the elastomeric roof coating types, polyurethane coatings provide the most impact resistance and do the best job of handling traffic. Polyurethane coatings are typically pricier than acrylic coatings, but they offer more resistance to ponding water.


When it comes to repairing the damage caused by weathering, silicone elastomeric roof coatings are a great option. Silicone coatings are moisture cured, helping them to stand up effectively to the impacts of weathering.

Take the First Step Towards Protecting Your Roof

There are so many reasons to add an elastomeric coating to your commercial roof, and the experts at Sorensen Roofing & Exteriors are here to help. In addition to applying the coating onto your roof, our Northern Colorado roofing team will help you identify the best possible coating solution. In everything we do, we always strive to earn your satisfaction. Contact us today to take the first step towards protecting your commercial roof like never before! Our estimates are free, so you have nothing to lose.