Commercial Roofing Solutions – How proper silicone roofing installation prevents leaks

My Commercial Roof is Leaking – What Should I do?

Even the best commercial roofing systems are ineffective when they’re installed by shoddy contractors. Unfortunately, some business owners are duped into cheap solutions that ultimately don’t solve leak problems and occasionally make problems worse. At Sunlight Contractors, we recommend that any silicone roof installation follow a strict procedure that ensures a high-quality, long-lasting roof.

A clean roofing substrate is a critical component of leak prevention for your commercial roof

Many contractors don’t bother to properly clean pre-existing substrates before installing new ones. Skipping this critical step, however, guarantees your new roof will begin to deteriorate rapidly. Why? Because your old roof contains debris and oils that reduce the adhesion of Gaco’s silicone sealing. Sunlight Contractors uses GacoWash Concentrated Cleaner to eliminate dirt and ensure your new roof has a clean slate.

Prepping roofs with an epoxy primer/filler improves your roof’s durability.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then GacoFlex E5320 is worth its weight in gold. The roofing specialists at Sunlight Contractors prep thoroughly cleaned industrial and commercial roofs with Gaco’s two-component, water-based epoxy primer. When it bonds to pre-existing, weathered surfaces, the primer/filler optimizes the adhesion of Gaco’s protective silicone roofing system and prevents future corrosion and wear. This step is often disregarded by “professionals” who want to finish a job quickly and then vanish before the leaks begin.

Seams and gaps should be sealed before your new roof is applied.

Creases, cracks, and channels should be sorted before applying your state-of-the-art silicone roofing system. At Sunlight, we use a reinforced, single-application sealant that clings to seams, fasteners and other roof details. By creating a monolithic barrier that completely encases all of your roof’s cavities and crevices, you’ll eliminate the risk of tricky leaks making trails into your property.

Finally, it’s time to apply the leak-resistant, pooling-proof barrier of a silicone roofing system.

To ensure a long-lasting, moisture-resistant roof for your business properties, the professionals at Sunlight Contractors recommend GacoFlex S20 Series Solvent-Free 100% Silicone Coating. This state-of-the-art roofing system is a permanent solution to leaking roofs. The seamless membrane prevents water infiltration and is impervious to ponding water that softens traditional roof substrates. The silicone won’t degrade, chalk or crack, even under the harsh UV rays of Louisiana summers, and no UV degradation means no water infiltration.

Don’t trust un-professionals with your business property and assets.

If you’re investing in a roof renewal or roof installation, choose knowledgeable, professional contractors to do the job. This is not the place to cut corners. While a professionally-installed roof can reduce your total cost of ownership, save on energy costs, and reduce long-term maintenance expenses, a cheap, poorly-installed roof can become expensive quickly without actually solving any of your leaking problems.

Get in touch with the professionals at Sunlight Contractors today for an assessment of your industrial or commercial roof.


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