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The benefits of treating roofing tiles with a coating solution

As a homeowner, you understand the importance of keeping your roof in good repair. Instead of waiting until your roof develops a problem, why not be proactive and take steps to prevent roofing tile damage due to aging? Clay and concrete roofing tiles have a very generous lifespan in excess of 40 years and even 60 years at a stretch. However, due to the effects of weathering, moss and lichen growth, the lifespan may be greatly reduced. So what is the solution? Getting your roof treated with a coating product such as the Renotec roof coating system is the answer.

 

The advantages of getting your roof cleaned and having a tile coating applied include the following:

  1. You extend the lifespan of your roofing tiles beyond the average lifespan of typical untreated roofing tiles.
  2. You improve the aesthetic appearance of your roof by eliminating the green and black colonies of lichen and moss.
  3. You make great financial savings compared to roof replacement or re-roofing due to failed roof tiles.
  4. Roof coating rebuilds the original protective layer all new tiles have which greatly reduce the impacts of the weather on the concrete or clay tile surfaces.
  5. You have a variety of colour selections to choose from so that you choose a roof appearance that suits your personal tastes. It’s your roof after all.

The German engineered roof coating systems used by Easy Coat Ltd have undergone rigorous testing to international standards. The coating creates a barrier between the tile surface and the environment. Moss and lichen can no longer establish on the surface and are simply washed away when it rains. Same goes for dirt and debris. By investing in a roof tile coating solution from Easy Coat Ltd, you not only save a considerable amount of money, you also buy yourself peace of mind through an independent insurance guarantee scheme, in addition to our own material and workmanship guarantee.

Why Choose Professional Roof Coating Over Inferior Cleaning Methods

Roof repairs is big business. Some companies will cut corners to make the most out of every opportunity, including offering trusting customers with inferior roof coating products. One guaranteed way to restore the look of your roof is through cleaning and roof coating using a proven, high performance product. However, many companies working in the industry use substandard products and poor workmanship. The result; a roof coating job that does not last. The sad thing is, they generally charge you more for the job. At Easy Coat, we do things differently.

Easy Coat products are tested to stringent standards

As tiles age and suffer the effects of our cold and wet weather, they begin to deteriorate. Moss and lichen are the most common visible signs of an aging roof, characterised by black and green discolourations. As the moss colonies grow, they will retain more water and increase roof loading. It is vital that any moss and lichen growing on a roof is cleaned off and a suitable coating product applied to prevent regrowth.

 

Easy Coat products are tested to European and International standards to ensure they are fit for purpose. These tests include permeability testing, testing the water repellant properties and how well the product adheres to the roofing tiles. DIN, EN and ISO certificates have been awarded to the coating products Easy Coat use, as well as CE Markings for product conformity to EU legislation.

 

Choosing a high performance product has the following advantages:

  1. The product is tested to ensure it performs as described.
  2. You can trust the product because it is tested to meet International performance and quality standards.
  3. Your roof will get a new lease of life and you save money on new roof that would have become necessary of the moss had gone unchecked.

It’s vital that you choose a company who meet all the criteria above. In addition, always ensure you perform other checks such as looking at independent reviews and testimonials. You should only deal with a company that offers a strong product and workmanship guarantee. Easy Coat offer industry leading guarantee and on top of that you’re protected by an independently back insurance guarantee. Easy Coat and the roof coating system we use have been checked and vetted by insurance companies who will back every job we undertake for added peace of mind.

Common Roof Coating Myths Every Homeowner Should Know About

Many unscrupulous roof coating company salespeople will make all sorts of promises to get a sale. Many homeowners fall prey to the sweet talking salespeople who make promises about the roof coating services which are simply untrue. In this article we gather some of the most common misleading promises some roof coating companies make. If you are looking to have your roof cleaned and coated, watch out for these claims and stay away from companies who make unrealistic promises.

Roof coating will increase the value of your home

A well-executed roof coating will no doubt make your house’s roof look beautiful, and newer. If you are looking to sell, this may have a marginal impact on the overall price your property will achieve. However, some companies market their services by claiming a roof coating will increase the value of your home dramatically. This is just not the case. Watch out for this and other claims next time a roof coating flyer drops through the letter box.

Roof Coating Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

The rise in energy bills over the last few years has fuelled an increase in energy awareness among many homeowners. The desire to make homes energy efficient and thereby reduce heating costs has driven homeowners to implement measures such as loft insulation, among others. When a potential roofing contractor makes the claim that they will improve your home’s energy efficiency by coating your roof, be wary. The roof coating may contribute to making your home watertight, but in no way will it improve energy efficiency.

In addition to watching out for these two most common outrageous claims by roof coating contractors, you also need to make sure the company you’re vetting uses CE marked and products tested to international quality standards. However, if the first and second thing they mention involves energy efficiency and increasing your home’s value, hang up immediately.

Choosing the right coating for your roof tiles

As important as the roof is to the soundness of your home, very few people give it the attention it deserves. Over the last few years, a number of roof coating products have appeared on the market. Some are genuine products, which deliver to homeowners the benefits they promise. Others, are nothing more than well marketed snake oils, promising to keep your roof moss-free, clean and waterproof but falling short when it really matters. So what should you look for when choosing a coating for your roof tiles. This short article shows you the things you need to focus on.

Characteristics of a high performance roof coating

If you have a leaking or worn out roof, finding a company that specialises in roof repairs, cleaning and coating can be hard. Other than the reputation of a company, you need to look at the coating products they use. A reliable coating should be rigorously tested to European or British standard and should possess the following characteristics:

  1. Tensile strength – the coating material must have the tensile strength to remain flexible for a long time.
  2. Permeability – a high performance coating material must allow the tile to “breath”, so that moisture can escape from within the tiles.
  3. Water repellant – to protect your tiles and roof timbers from moisture damage, a suitable coating should have water repellant ability and not absorb water.
  4. Adhesion properties – a good roof tile coating will not stick your tiles together like sub-standard coatings do. The adhesive strength of the coating means it will not pull off the surface of the tiles with time.

A tile coating meeting the relevant European and International Standard (DIN EN ISO) with respect to each of the four characteristics above must be your only choice. Once you’re satisfied the company you’re considering use only the best coating products, you can go ahead and check their past work and testimonials. Always ask what guarantees the company offer and you will find the independently backed insurance guarantee, which is in addition to our standard cast iron guarantee is hard to beat.