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 coatings will help your roof withstand it all. This makes it a perfect choice for commercial roofs here in Colorado where these drastic temperature changes can happen even on a daily basis.

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:

Long-lasting commercial roofing solution

These helpful coatings provide a layer of protection for your entire commercial roofing system. Thanks to the reflective properties inherent in this roofing system, your roof will be less prone to damage from the heat. It will also do this without adding a bunch of weight to your roof.

Professional installation of these coatings can add as much as 25 years of life to your roof!

Boost your energy efficiency

Because this white roof coating reflects sunlight and solar heat, you’ll enjoy greater energy savings. This will not only reflect in your monthly energy bill, but HVAC maintenance costs as well, as you won’t have to run your systems as hard to keep your property at a comfortable temperature.

Easy to take care of

If there are ever damages done to the coating, all you’ll have to do is re-apply the coating at the damaged spots. This means you’ll only need a small team and a fraction of the time, which ultimately means more savings!

Economical solution to expensive roof replacements

Commercial roof replacements are no small cost, no matter how big your business is. One of the best benefits of making use of elastomeric coatings is that you’ll have a longer lifespan, leak protection, and great reflectivity, all without the added costs of getting a brand new roof.

Elastomeric Roof Coating Types

The term “elastomeric” can be used to describe a few different types of coatings. 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 you navigate your options.

In addition to applying the coating onto your roof, our Northern Colorado roofing team will help you identify the best possible coating solution for your unique commercial property. In everything we do, honesty, integrity, and responsibility is at the center of it all. This means you can count on us to always strive to earn your 100% 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. We look forward to serving you.