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Pick the Best Commercial Roof Coating for Your Arizona Building

Choosing the best roof coating for a commercial building in Arizona can make a big difference to your space, budget and peace of mind.  Before you select a commercial roof coating, consider our hot and dry climate, the material of your existing roof, the specific needs of your building, and the recommendations of a local roofing company. 

Popular Commercial Roof Coatings

Following are some of the more popular roof coating options for commercial building owners here in Arizona, as selected by the SUNVEK Roofing team:

Silicone Roof Coating

  • Benefits: Silicone roof coating offers excellent UV resistance and weatherproofing.  It is applied as a seamless, water-resistant barrier which holds up well under ponding water.
  • Considerations: Silicone roof coating can be more expensive than other options, but its durability and long lifespan can offset the initial cost.  It can also attract dirt and grime, making your roof look older than it is.  Because of this, silicone isn’t ideal if the roof is visible or you routinely have people walking on your roof. 

Polyurethane Roof Coating

  • Benefits: Polyurethane coating provides a durable, seamless membrane resistant to weathering, UV rays, and chemical exposure.
  • Considerations: It may require a primer and can be more expensive than other coatings, but it does offer good protection against harsh weather conditions.

Acrylic Roof Coating

  • Benefits: Acrylic coating is cost-effective and provides good UV resistance and reflective properties, which is good news for Arizonans.  Acrylics are easy to apply and maintain.
  • Considerations: While acrylic coating is generally durable, it may not be as resistant to ponding water as alternatives.


  • Benefits: If your commercial building has a built-up roof, applying emulsion over the surface can extend the serviceable life.  Applying a reflective acrylic coating over the emulsion can enhance its solar reflectance and reduce heat absorption.
  • Considerations: Evaluate the existing roof condition and material to ensure compatibility with the coating.

When choosing a commercial roof coating, talk to roofing professionals.  We can assess the specific needs of your commercial building and recommend the most suitable option.  You’ll also want to consider the warranty, application requirements and maintenance needs associated with each type of coating.  Remember, regular roof inspections and maintenance will help extend the lifespan of the coating and ensure optimal performance.

A note about Arizona’s climate and roofing materials:  It’s hot and dry here.  You’ll want to select a roof coating that provides sun protection and UV resistance, together with high reflectivity, to help with energy efficiency and lower utility bills. 

Call SUNVEK Roofing for Your Commercial Roofing Needs

Partnering with a trustworthy company like SUNVEK means you have the industry insights of local professionals.  We can look at your existing roof before talking you through our commercial roof coating recommendations.

For top-notch commercial roof maintenance, hire roofing professionals who understand precisely what you need.  SUNVEK Roofing has been serving Arizona businesses and commercial spaces since 1984—we can provide a thorough inspection and talk you through our findings so you know the best way to proceed. 

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