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Reduce Costly Applications of Surface Protectants

Save Money Long-Term With Silo Roof Coating Done Right

Posted by Dennis Blauser, May 6, 2021

Finding a Long-Term Silo Roof Coating

Silo roof coatings protect both stored materials and the silo itself. Silos experience roof movement cycling and heavy vibration during loading and unloading. This constant movement makes it important to ensure that your silo coating can move with the structure. One of the most common coatings selected by facilities is a membrane coating. While these can be made from rubbers or urethanes, they have several limitations that result in higher long-term expenses.
 
  • Membrane roofs are not designed for any foot traffic as they are easily torn or punctured.
  • Ultraviolet light and heat dry out membranes, leaving them brittle.
  • Regular frosts and thaws can lead to cracking.
  • A short life span necessitates frequent replacements.
  • Membranes 'float' above the surface, allowing moisture to spread under the coating and cause unseen damage.
 
When looking for a silo roof-top coating, high elasticity, direct bond coating products, and resistance to foot traffic provide the greatest ROI with minimal maintenance. Our environmentally-friendly roof-top silo coating adheres directly to the silo surface with a rubberized bond that moves with the silo surface during vibration from loading and unloading and vibrating equipment. This prevents chipping of the roof-top and silo coating and ensures a water-tight seal. In addition, we cover all cracks, holes, equipment attachment points, and penetrations during application to ensure water tightness of your silo.
 
We start with a base coat that adheres directly to the roofing surface and acts as a filler for small imperfections that could lead to moisture penetration and result in roof failure. We then use a rubberized top coat, which adds durability, resistance to foot traffic, and UV protection. The unique coating can be used on both concrete surfaces and steel.
 
Take steps today to implement our proven industrial roof coating system. Request a quote from us today.