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Many businesses, commercial buildings, and Elo Roofing warehouses have flat roofs. They’re particularly useful for creating extra outdoor space, giving you easy access to clean or repair them, and offer wind resistance.

A common myth is the flat roofs are not durable and cannot hold the weight of snow, but this is not true. Building codes require that flat roofs be able to carry enough weight to protect the structural integrity of the building.

However, what you will find is that flat roofs need a higher degree of maintenance. With that in mind, here are some of the best flat roof coating solutions to protect your roof from the elements and natural aging.

Why Apply a Coating?

Flat roof coating can ensure that your roof lasts another 10-15 years without needing to be replaced. It prevents leaks, is easy to apply, and gives you the longevity you need at a much lower cost than replacing the entire roof.

A reliable roof coating company like Elo Roofing can inspect your current roof and suggest the best coating for you. Which coating you need depends on the type of roof you have and whether your roof has a high amount of traffic. There are many different solutions you can choose from, so keep reading to see your options.

Types of Flat Roof Coating

There are several types of roof coatings that provide particular benefits to flat roofs. They include asphalt, acrylic, polyureas, and urethanes. Each has a different purpose, so while they all work, your needs will determine which type of flat roof coating you choose.


Asphalt coatings are mixed with a solvent that helps thin the asphalt, making application easy via spray nozzle or brush. Some asphalt coatings have added aluminum to aid in sun reflection. Other additives can increase the strength, thickness, or longevity of the coating.

Asphalt emulsions use water instead of a solvent to thin the mixture. The same additives can create additional strength, thickness, and longevity, and it’s applied the same way. The benefit of using water is that the solution doesn’t allow water to pool, which can aid in a non-slip surface that can accommodate heavy traffic.


Acrylic elastomers are highly reflective and usually installed on bituminous and non-bituminous roofing. This reflective surface aids in deflecting heat, keeping your building cooler and better insulated.

Acrylic is extremely durable. It has been used for decades for Elo Roofing purposes, and because of its easy application, it is more cost-effective and provides the best value.


Polyureas haven’t been used for as long as some of the other coatings on the market. Some polyureas are similar to polyurethane and others are closer to urethane. These types of coatings are continually being modified by manufacturers to make them even better.

Polyureas provide excellent abrasion resistance, structural enhancement, corrosion protection, waterproofing, and chemical resistance.


Urethane roof coatings are used commonly on concrete surfaces like driveways and parking garages. They can also be used on wood. They are used alone and not layered with other roofing products. Urethane coatings are perfect for high traffic areas because they are seamless, flexible, and durable.

Urethane coatings expand and contract with your roof, resist water pooling, and are more impact resistant than many other flat roof coatings.

How Flat Roof Coating is Applied

Flat roof coating contractors usually brush or spray your roof coating onto the surface. The length of the process depends on which kind of coating you choose and the size of your roof.

First, they’ll clean your roof, identifying any areas that need to be repaired. Next, they’ll fix any holes, tears, or open seams so that the coating will be as effective as possible. Then they’ll start in one corner and either spray or brush the coating on in small sections.

The weather conditions have to be just right as well. Applying a roof coating when the roof is too hot or too cold can affect its adhesive qualities. Sometimes a flat roof coating service will only work early in the morning if the peak temperatures that day are not favorable.

It can take up to 24 hours for the coating to dry and your flat roof coating company may recommend you stay off it for even longer depending on how much time it needs to set.

If you need flat roof coating in Jacksonville, contact Elo Roofing. Our professionals can help you determine which coating is best for your building. We provide free estimates, and our installation is thorough and professional.

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Peter WeirPeter Weir
22:42 16 Jun 24
I am so happy with my new roof! ELO Roofing has been great to work with, their communication has been excellent and speed and excellence of their workmanship was great. Started working on my roof at 7:00 and had everything completed the same evening
Charles LewisCharles Lewis
15:41 14 Jun 24
Tom and his crew did a great job replacing the roof on my house. Tom was very knowledgeable and made sure I got the right roof/shingles and everything that was needed to make the process simple. He even stopped by several times during the process to make sure everything was going to plan and that I was satisfied. I had a few minor issues, but Tom and ELO fixed or gave me a credit for a broken TV Antenna. I highly recommend Elo Roofing for any re-roof or roofing repair.
Maria GossageMaria Gossage
12:37 09 Jun 24
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19:04 07 Jun 24
Elo Roofing did a fantastic job, Ryan Hackett was very professional and made the process very easy. I will always recommend Elo Roofing
Pierce MotilPierce Motil
21:54 05 Jun 24
I had the privilege of working with Mr. Guzman during this long drawn out process. Mr. Guzman made every part of the process an absolute breeze even with the insurance company being a pain. He made more than 3 separate house visits personally delivering and picking up different documents that were needed and made sure my wife and I were satisfied from the beginning to the end. A huge asset to the Elo roofing company. We appreciate everything Mr. Guzman.