Do you own a home covered by a flat or low-slope roof? Have an old Monier tile roof or metal roof? In this day and age, there are alternative options to a complete tear off and installation of a new roof. But what are they? How do you know if your roof is a candidate?

A roof coating can be applied to just about any substrate. We do, however, have criteria regarding an acceptable condition of the existing substrate before a coating system is recommended. The first requisite is that your existing roofing material must be in decent condition and the roof must still be attached to the wood or concrete that it was originally adhered or attached to.

Minor blistering or lifting of the material can be repaired and cracked tiles replaced, but there is a point of “no return”.


This point comes when the roofing surface has too many blisters, seams coming apart in more areas than not, a membrane worn down to a paper-thin state or brittle tile that can’t be walked on. These would all qualify as signs to the home or business owner that a complete removal and installation of new roofing material may be necessary.

The installation of a coating system is a less expensive way to enhance the integrity of the substrate (roofing surface) on your flat or low-pitch roof. This type of roofing can range from roughly $3 to $5 per foot and hold material warranties ranging from five years to the lifetime of the structure.

If your home is not a candidate for coating or steeper roofing surfaces, asphalt products are a great option. They also are cost-effective and have many great warranty options, from 20 years to the lifetime of the structure. Pricing for this roofing system ranges from $3.50 to $5.50 per foot.

Surface Shield Roofing is a fully licensed and insured roofing contractor. We offer a free visit to your home along with a free roof assessment and estimate. We will help you understand the options that are now available to you. From the newest in fluid-applied coatings to the breakthrough technology in heat-reflective asphalt shingles, there is always an option for everyone! Call Surface Shield Roofing today.

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