Applying roof coating to your roof is a great way to protect it from rain, snow, and various debris like loose tree leaves. Additionally, even when you choose not to lay it on very thick, white roof coating will reflect a lot of sunlight, reducing both the building's average temperature and your average energy bill. To ensure that the coating doesn't trap any water on the roof that hasn't evaporated yet, use these three tips to determine whether your roof is completely dry.
Partially Dismantle A Vent On The Roof And See If It Contains Any Water Residue
Even if the outside surface of your roof is dry, water could still be lingering just under the surface. Often, it takes quite a few sunny and hot days before that lingering water finally dries up.
Since removing a section of the actual roof to see what's under it isn't always easy or convenient, pay attention to any vents you have on the roof. If the vent has metal panels that you can easily remove with a screwdriver, partially dismantle it and examine its innards for any significant water residue.
Shine A Flashlight On The Entirety Of Your Attic's Roof
Not all roof leaks make themselves obvious. Even if you never have to deal with water constantly dripping from your topmost floor's ceiling, water lurking in your roof could easily be making parts of your attic damp.
Shine a flashlight over every part of your attic. If you find a spot that's even slightly damp, examine the roof section immediately above it for cracks. It's better to do this before you seal your roof so that you don't have to deal with the coating while you're fixing a roof section.
Apply The Coating To A Small Area And See If Any Bubbles Form The Next Day
If there's lots of latent water in your roof when you put down a layer of coating, the result will be a steady stream of bubbles forming on the surface. While you can deal with this by applying a dab of new coating to damaged sections when the problem isn't too serious, thick and widespread bubble concentrations can only be dealt with through complete removal and replacement.
To head off the trouble that bubbles all over your roof would bring, only apply the coating to a small area of your roof at first. If no bubbles form on the coating by the next day, you're much less likely to have problems when you coat the whole roof.
For professional help, contact a company like Surface Shield Protective Coatings.