Pros and Cons of Polyurethane Roof Coating

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If your roof isn’t in need of a replacement, installing roof coating can get a few more years out of your roof. Polyurethane is a good option that comes in multiple types of roof coating. Having choices can allow you to pick an option more suitable for your roof. The two different types of polyurethane roof coating are aliphatic and aromatic.

Aliphatic coatings are the more expensive option. This is because they can hold their color really well, stay extremely clean over time, and are UV stable.

Aromatic coatings, on the other hand, are less expensive, but not UV stable. This type of polyurethane coating is usually used as a base coating under the main product.

Polyurethane Roof Pros:

With either the aliphatic or aromatic polyurethane roof coatings, you’re going to get a topcoat that is durable, and is resistant to water over other coatings. Regardless of a polyurethane roof coating being white in color, it will remain clean. This type of coating can also reduce your energy costs. The lighter-colored roof will make your home feel cooler in temperature, over having a darker-colored roof, like grey or black.

Again, if you need a pond to be sealed, using polyurethane or silicone for the inside coating are the best options available. These materials will both keep water and stop new holes from forming.


Polyurethane roof coating is on the expensive side in terms of materials. Acrylic and silicone coatings are better if you’re trying to seal your roof on a tight budget. Polyurethane roof coatings can also give off an odor compared to other types of roof sealant. 

Looking for help installing polyurethane roof coating? Give At the Top Restoration a call to see what information their experts can provide in terms of installation time, cost, and the products they have available.