Silicone Roofing 101: Everything You Need to Know

If you’ve ever thought about renovating your roof, you know that there are seemingly endless options to choose from. Material, price, aesthetic appeal and personal preference all play a part in selecting the best roofing for your home – but one of the best types of roofing you can install on your home is a silicone roof.In addition to its durable nature, silicone roofing also tends to be more flexible and easier to install than traditional shingled roofing.[1]

If you’re looking for a cost-effective, long-lasting roofing option, silicone installed by Momentum Home may be the perfect choice for you. Here are some additional factors to consider before installing silicone roofing:

The Three “Big Ones”

While silicone may not seem common, it is a very simple and popular roofing system. That being said, all silicone roofing isn’t made same. When doing your research, our team suggests looking to its energy efficiency, membrane quality and industry standards.

Energy Efficiency: Silicone roofing membranes provide a natural reflective surface that can reduce UV radiation penetration. This can facilitate a greater energy efficiency. Using a smoother membrane, the roofing system is better protected from dirt and debris buildup.

Membrane Quality: Regardless of the company chosen, Momentum recommends conducting extensive research before choosing a company to install your silicone roof. Things to look out for include looking for a supplier that has deep industry knowledge, consistent high-quality and industry-compliant products with a clear warranty policy.[1]

Industry Standards: Although the risk is much lower with silicone, it is important to choose a reputable supplier that keeps their products up to date with industry standards.[1]

Additional Benefits of Silicone

Silicone has been a constant in construction for the last 30 years and has a reputation of being extremely durable. This material tends to be more flexible and easier to install due to the plasticizers in its chemical makeup. Silicone is also resistant to chemical damage, weathering and punctures.[1] Silicone roofs are often referred to as “cool roofs” due to their ability to keep homes and buildings cool. The bright white color reflects UV rays, saving some homeowners up to 35% in energy costs from not needing as much air conditioning to keep the home cool.[2]

What You Need to Know

While all of the information above if helpful, here are the two most common questions that homeowners have concerning silicone roofing.

How long does a silicone roof last?

Depending on the wear and tear of your roof some can last 15 to 30 years – this is roughly the same lifetime as an average shingled roof.[1]

Does it cost more than traditional shingles?

On average, homeowners actually save $1,500 when they choose silicone roofing over traditional shingle options.

Silicone Installation: What to Expect

One of the biggest problems homeowners face with renovations projects is the interruption to daily life. Fortunately, a silicone coating project is relatively fast. In fact, choosing silicone roofing can cut the down installation time by up to 30%. This is not only more convenient, but it can also save money on labor costs.

If you choose Momentum Home to install silicone roofing on your house, you can expect us to:

1. Clean off the roof surface with a power washer and a broom to remove debris

2. Prep joints, flashings, protrusions and fasteners with silicone caulk or flashing grade material

3. Apply silicone coating to the field of the roof with a roller

After installation, we suggest waiting 24 hours to allow for the surface to set and dry.[2]

Momentum Home & Silicone RoofingWe are ready to tackle your silicone roofing project! Our team is dedicated to providing white-glove service for our customers no matter the scope of their project – we want to bring your vision to life.Call us today for more information, 1-888-338-HOME.

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