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The Building Construction Process Explained

If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.

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Three Types of Roofing Coatings

by Edwin Johnston

Roofing coatings are designed to be applied on top of your existing roof and are applied directly on the roofing material as a secondary protective layer against weather conditions, making leaks and deterioration much less likely. While all roofing coatings are somewhat similar in terms of their function, they are slightly different in their advantages and disadvantages. Understanding the differences between some of the most common types of roofing coatings can help you choose the one that is the best fit for your roofing needs.

Acrylic

Acrylic roof coatings are one of the most common types of roof coatings available on the market, largely because of their low initial price and their ease of installation. Acrylic roof coatings are water based, which means that they are easily applied with a sprayer or another similar tool. They resist UV damage, which prevents the coating and the roofing material underneath from deteriorating. Due to their reflective nature, they can also help keep your building cool during the summer months. However, acrylic roof coatings are not very durable and will begin to wear away due to rainfall and weather exposure. This means that they will also wear away very quickly if water is allowed to sit stagnant on your roof, reducing their effectiveness at protecting your roof from moisture damage.

Silicone

Silicone roof coatings are extremely durable, designed to provide increased protection to your roof. Silicone can handle water exposure without breaking down over extended periods of time and is durable enough to resist physical trauma without becoming damaged. However, the durability of silicone also means that you will be unable to apply a coating directly over an existing coat: instead, you'll have to remove the coating entirely, which is an extensive process similar to removing the roofing materials underneath. Further, silicone as a material tends to be fairly expensive, making this type of roof coating less than ideal if you are under a tight budget.

Rubberized Aluminum

Rubberized aluminum is a type of roof coating that incorporates aluminum into synthetic rubber, making it one of the most reflective types of roof coatings available. This makes it ideal for buildings located in a sunny climate, as it will help keep the interior of your building cooler and reduce your energy bills throughout the year. Its elastic quality also makes it able to withstand temperature fluctuations very well, expanding and contracting without cracking or damaging over time. However, rubberized aluminum, like silicone, can be on the pricier side of the spectrum, which means it isn't the right fit for every project.

For more information about roofing coatings, contact companies like Newman  Jerry Roofing &  Remodeling Inc.

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