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In Depth Answers to Common Questions

Get quick answers to your roof coating questions. From simple repairs to complete restorations, get the tips and tricks to get things done without breaking the bank.

Acrylic Roof Coating
Acrylic roof coatings are commonly used for restoring metal roofs. They are easy to apply, economical, and cleans up quickly with water.p.
Acrylic vs Elastomeric - What's the Difference?
Elastomeric is a generic term for rubber-like water-based or solvent-based roof coatings. Acrylic elastomeric coatings are the most common type.
Airless Sprayers for Roof Coatings
An airless sprayer is the most efficient way to apply roof coatings. Airless sprayers use a hydraulic pump to atomize the coating.
Alligatoring on Flat Roofs
Alligatoring is the cracking on a bituminous roof or coating on a SPF roof, producing a pattern of cracks similar to an alligators hide.
Asphalt Roofing
Typical lifespan of an asphalt roof is 10 to 20 years depending on weather conditions.
Butyl Roof Coating
Butyl roof coatings are excellent for restoring mildly rusted metal roofs and as a vapor barrier for sprayed polyurethane foam over cold storage buildings.
Care and Maintenance Guidelines for Roof Coatings
Inspect your Lexis roof coating system regularly. Keeping the roof clean and free of debris will give you maximum performance and longer service life.
Concrete Roof Repair with Roof Coatings
Leaky concrete roofs can be fixed. Apply seamless roof coatings over any cracking, crazing, scaling or spalling.
Crazing on Single Ply Roofing
Crazing is the development of a multitude of very fine cracks on single ply membranes such as TPO and PVC. It is similar to alligatoring.
Elastomeric Roof Coating for Roof Repairs
Your roof will last longer with elastomeric roof coatings. We can help you choose the best roof coating and show you how to apply elastomeric coatings.
Flat Roof Coatings - What are your options?
At Lexis Coatings, we have flat roof coatings for every roof type. Seal cracks, stop leaks or completely renew your flat roof.
Importance of Dry Film Thickness (DFT)
When installing roof coatings, always keep track of application rates. The success of your roof coating job depends on it.
Moisture Detection in Roofing
Performing a moisture survey to determine if moisture conditions exist can help mitigate problems prior to coating or restoration.
NSF Approved Roof Coatings - Rainwater Catchment Systems
EnergyGuard Silicone Coating and EnergyMax Silicone Coating are both NSF Approved for Protocol 151 - Health Effects from Rainwater Catchment Systems.
Polyurethane Roof Coating, Elastomeric Roof Coatings
Polyurethane elastomeric roof coatings are widely used over difficult to adhere substrates such as aged EPDM or TPO.
Pros and Cons of Coatings for Metal Roofing
What are the benefits and disadvantages of various types of coatings for metal roofing? Should I use acrylic, aluminized asphalt, urethane or silicone?
Reflective Roof Coatings
Make any roof a cool roof without re-roofing. Reflective roof coatings can be applied to new and existing dark-colored roofs.
Roof Coating Adhesion Test
The initial adhesion measured in this test does not mean that long term adhesion is assured but it provides a strong indication of adhesion performance.
Roof Coating Spreaders
Install roof coatings on flat and metal roofs quickly and without overspray with roof coating spreaders. Huge discounts for Lexis contractors.
Roof Ponding - Repairs and Remedies
Roof Ponding can accelerate substrate and structural damage to your roof. Use a roof coating to fix roof leaks and prevent water damage.
RV Roof Coating and Roof Repair
If you are looking for RV roof coatings, you've come to the right place. Our roof coatings outperform most of the coatings available in RV dealerships.
Silicone Roof Coating
Silicone roof coatings are moisture cure products and high humidity can accelerate their cure. It has very good ponding water resistance.
Using Roofing Granules with Roof Coatings
Roofing granules may be embedded into roof coating systems to add impact and abrasion resistance. It also helps create a non-slip surface for safety.