Benefits of Roof Coatings


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Roof Coating East Lothian

Roof coating renovates your roof helping to keep it clean and fresh, free from moss, algae, lichen and water damage. It’s important to maintain your roof due to the high costs to replace it, which should encourage you to take care of it. You will still need to replace your roof whenever it gets too old or is damaged, however, roof coating brings your roof back to life aesthetically as well as offering an extra layer of protection. Weather, time, and other elements combined make your roof look older and less attractive than it was when it was first installed.

If you have an old property with the original roof that you want to maintain as long as possible, application of roof coating is an affordable way to do this.

If you are considering a roof coating, we highly recommend getting a professional roof coating company to complete the work. Using a coating for will dramatically increase the life of your roof regardless of the material. The protective elements in the roof coating slow down the rate of corrosion with all of our roof coatings coming with 10 year guarantee and 20 year plus life expectancy.

You will also notice the colour of your roofing improves massively which also helps your business maintain it’s professional image.

Here in the East Lothian, we are constantly exposed to changing weather conditions. A lot of the weather our properties are exposed to have corrosive elements especially the rain!

Castle Coatings (Scotland) Ltd covers all of East Lothian for our roof coating service and Central Scotland for roof cleaning. 

"Can highly recommend Castle Coatings Scotland having used them to clean our roof and apply an anti fungal.spray. Colin and Rab arrived on time and immediately set about applying protective coverings over our garden furniture and other items that may have been covered with spray from the cleaning. They both thereafter set about doing the work and from the off it was apparent that they were a professional outfit. The job wasn't rushed and the roof clean was carried out meticulously. After the clean, and the application of the spray all covers were removed and the house surroundings were cleaned to an exceptional standard with all remnants of dirt and spillage removed completely. End result is that our roof now looks as if it is brand new. First Class service and work at an affordable price and a massive thank you from a very satisfied customer."
"My roof was being over taken by moss, so it was timely that Castle Coatings Scotland Ltd turned to provide a quote, that was valid for a year. I accepted the quote, then Colin and Robert set about transforming my roof. Throughout the work both Colin and Robert took every measure to ensure not only my roof, but surrounding property was given a very high standard of respect. The quality of work carried out by Castle Coatings Scotland Ltd exceeded my expectations, now looking like I have a new roof. I have been very impressed with all my dealings with Caste Coatings Scotland Ltd and would highly recommend them. Thanks for a job very well done."
Richard Barker, Scotland
5* Google Review

Roof Coating Benefits

There are many benefits to coating your roof with an environmentally friendly product. As well as looking great, it can help protect your home from leaks and other issues caused by moisture. However, before you get to that point, water and wind can do a lot of damage to the shingles, slates, or tiles on the external surface of your roof. These are the types of things that you want to maintain as long as possible as they are rather expensive to replace. Also, for people who value original materials on a historic home, roof coating makes it all possible. Coating your roof with the right type of product will reduce the amount you spend on maintenance over time, which saves money in the long run.

Increased Roof Life

Having the correct roof coatings can contribute to prolonged roof life, even for the most aged and damaged roof spaces. By using a roof coating, you not only increase the roof life, but you are also adding layers of protection. Coatings on the market today provide a much higher level of performance in comparison to those made 20 years ago. They now help guard your roofing against a range of potential problems such as weathering and bird poo.

Increased Efficiency

High-quality roof coatings have proven to increase building efficiency with regards to heating and energy bills. By coating the roof at the right time, the roof spaces can often see a decrease in temperature, which in turn results in heating bills to reduce during daytime hours. Not to mention it improves comfort levels of your home

Visual Improvements

Leaving an older, ageing and potentially dangerous roof untreated doesn’t look great. Roof coatings ensure that your building’s roof space remains visually pleasing all year round. There are a number of colours you can choose your roof coatings to be in which can help maintain the overall appearance of your property. If you are thinking of revamping the property because you have recently moved in get in touch and we will help you make the right steps.

Climate Management

Your roof spaces handle a lot of adverse weather at the best of times – however, there is a limit to what they can withstand. Heat and UV lighting can have a significant effect on the roofing of your home, with increased exposure membranes on the surface can be worn down, which eventually causes it to ages.

What is Roof Coating?

Roof coatings are made up from what’s known as elastomeric properties, meaning they benefit from elastic effect which allow them to be stretched and return back it’s original form with no damage.

Other types of waterproof roof coating are made with acrylic and other moisture-resistant materials that affix smoothly to both flat and sloped roofs. Some call it roof sealant instead of coating because that is it’s main purpose. The coating material fills in the gaps and spaces between tiles, shingles, slate pieces, flashing, and gutters.

The purpose of a roof coating is to protect the roof from water and other damage to make it last longer. The coating is typically applied to the entire roof to create a protective barrier against outside elements. It can also be applied to the bottom side of the roof, and metal or plastic roofline components that attach to the roof such as vents, pipes, and skylights.

Why Roof Coating is better than paint

When it comes to protecting and renovating your roof and home, there is no comparison between roof coating and paint.

No matter what type of roofing material you have, getting a professional application of the right type of coating is simply a far superior option.

Coating fills in cracks and gaps in a way that paint could never do hence why it is often referred to as roof sealant. Paint is not only easily cracked on it’s own, but it does not have the thickness or flexibility to provide a protective barrier. Paint adds colour and a very thin layer of protection, roof coating does so much more!

Roof Coating installation including roof cleaning

The multistep process of preparing your roof for application and the roof coating process itself involves tasks best performed by a professional roof coating company with experience, safety skills, and all necessary equipment. Although things may change slightly based on the size and pitch of your roof, the following steps are always included:

*Full cleaning of dirt, debris, and other contaminants from the entire roof surface.

*In depth inspection to make sure no repairs need to be done before coating.

*Make necessary repairs where applicable.

*Wash with a fungicide to prevent organic growth in the future.

*Application of the roof coating itself in one or two coats.

*Colour application if not already included in the roof coating itself.

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How long does roof coating last?

Roof coating can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, Castle Coatings Ltd offers a minimum guarantee of 10 years on all roof coatings with a life expectancy of over 20 years. When water gets trapped in cracks and crevices on a roof, it will eventually lead to rotting wood, damaged bricks or masonry, and other structural issues that cause leaks inside the house. Roof coatings are one of the best ways to combat these problems and maintain the life of your roof. Towards the end of the lifespan your roof coating may not have the same protective factor as it did when it was first applied.

Roof coating colour options

Various types and brands of roof coating products come in a variety of colour options. As with most roof and wall coating options, people tend to select neutral shades of light and dark grey, dark brown, terracotta (top seller), winter green, there is a total of 12 roof coating colours in total. 

Some of the more flamboyant colours are more frequently used on commercial properties with unique branding spectrums.


Roof coating cost East Lothian

As with all home projects, the answer to the question of how much is roof coating depends on many factors specific to your property. Ultimately, the cost of roof coating comes down to size of your roof, materials and labour expenses. You also have to factor in roof cleaning and any repairs that are required.

Some roof coating companies have been known to charge way over the odds. This is why it is such a good idea to call Castle Coatings Ltd, East Lothian roof coating experts for an honest itemised quote.

Some example roof coating costs are:

A 2 mid terraced roof starts from £1500.

A 3 bedroom semi detached roof from £2500.

Hiring a roof coating company in East Lothian

Look for experience and skill when it comes to hiring a roof coating company in East Lothian. Read online reviews to get an accurate indication of how satisfied former customers were with the finish. When you find a team you are comfortable with, continue to ask questions about the process, costs, and any guarantees. Make sure to take your time, why rush your search for a rather expensive investment that is important to have done correctly!

Get several quotes as there are many companies who charge over the odds. If you have any questions or concerns Castle Coatings (Scotland) Ltd can help you, please do not hesitate to call us during business hours or drop us a message.

Our experienced team are ready to help with any of your roof coating and home exterior needs.

Areas of Scotland We Coat Roofs

Castle Coatings (Scotland) Ltd has a showroom in Stirling which mainly showcases Castle Roofline Ltd our sister company for windows & doors and uPVC roofline products. 

Feel free to visit our showroom to discuss your roof and wall coating needs, where you can see more examples of our work, discuss things in more detail and ask any questions that you may have.

Although located in Stirling, we have coating installers and surveyors travelling across Scotland offering our services in Aberdeen, Angus, Argyll, Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Inverness, Lanarkshire, Midlothian, Moray, Perth & Kinross, Renfrewshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire and West Lothian.

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