Pros and Cons of Acrylic Roof Coating

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Roof coatings are a great choice for commercial properties. These coatings can help prevent environmental concerns and are relatively easy to install. Acrylic roof coatings, in particular, are a cost-effective solution for commercial roofs. Their cheap labor costs and water-based solutions provide the best bang for your buck.


An acrylic roof coating is probably the best balance between cost and performance compared to silicone and polyurethane coatings. This is in part due to the fact that acrylic coatings are highly reflective. Any rain will essentially bounce right off of the solution.

If you’re worried about labor costs, it doesn’t take much to install an acrylic roof coating. This already cheap coating will help save you more money with the lack of labor costs.

This type of roof coating is also UV resistant, meaning the sun won’t damage the roof sealant as much as it might for another type of coating material.


With continuous weathering, acrylic roof coating will begin to lose its thickness over time. This doesn’t have anything to do with the time being. Most materials will start to lessen in strength after years of rain being dumped on it.

There is also a certain temperature that acrylic roof coating needs to be applied at. It seems that around 50 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer is the ideal temperature to work with. This ensures that the material will stick to the roof it’s being applied to.

Do not use an acrylic roof coating for any other water sealant situations. A better option would be to use polyurethane or silicone instead. These materials are more water-resistant than acrylics are and will do a much better job keeping water in.

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