A critical part of any healthy home or office building is a sturdy, reliable roof coatingroof. What many people don’t know however, is that adding a roof coating can extend the lifespan of your roof, even if the surface isn’t brand new.

Coating your roof can reduce heating and cooling costs, and can increase the roof’s UV and water resistance, meaning more usable years before needing to replace it.

Many roof coatings are approved by ENERGY STAR for their proven advantages, including:

Reduced Cooling Costs

Roof coatings lower the roof’s surface temperature and can lower your home’s interior temperature by up to 10 degrees. Reflective coatings accomplish this by reflecting sunlight away from the roof surface and reducing the amount of heat absorbed, resulting in reduced energy cost. A quality coating will also absorb or reflect damaging ultraviolet light away from your building, further reducing the need for air conditioning during warmer months.

Extended Roof Life

Roof coatings form a resilient physical barrier between the outermost surfaces of your roof and the elements. Some coatings can even boost your roof’s waterproofing ability, increasing the longevity of your roof while lowering overall maintenance costs.

Fade Resistance

Nothing makes a building look run down faster than a faded roof. A quality roof coating helps maintain the appearance of your home or office by preserving the color of your roof through its UV resistance. Not only does a fade resistant roof keep your home or office looking its best, it can increase its value as well if you plan on selling in the future.


One benefit not often considered is that roof coatings actually help reduce waste by extending the life of a roof, thus minimizing the amount of material used for maintenance, repairs, and roof replacement. Most modern coatings are safe for the environment as well, so there’s no need to worry about the use of harmful chemicals.

There are many choices when it comes to roof coatings, and the experts here at Batterbee Roofing will work with you and your home to figure out the best product to suit your specific needs. Call us today for a free consultation at 352.748.6300.