Market Overview

Liquid-Applied Roof Coatings Market in the US by Product & Subregion: Forecast to 2021 - Features GAF Materials, Gardner-Gibson, Garland, Polyglass, Tremco, and Gaco Western -


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Roof Coatings in the US by Product and Subregion"
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Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2006, 2011, and 2016) and
forecasts for 2021 by product (acrylic, asphalt, silicone, urethane,
blended, and polymethyl methacrylate and other) and US subregion.

The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis of
industry participants, including:

  • GAF Materials
  • Gardner-Gibson
  • Garland
  • Polyglass
  • Tremco
  • Gaco Western

Interest in Cool Roofing to Spur Roof Coating Use

US demand will be spurred by increasing interest in using roof coatings
to create cool roofs. White and light-colored roof coatings can be
applied over existing roof surfaces - especially those with dark-colored
materials - to create surfaces that better deflect solar radiation and
minimize heat transfer to building interiors. The use of cool roofing
can thus provide reduced utility bills and significant energy savings -
often far more than the cost of installing a roof coating.

Key Findings in the Liquid-Applied Roof Coatings Study

Interest in Restoring Older Roofs Will Boost Use of Roof Coatings

The US features a large number of structures with roofing materials at
or near the end of their expected product lifespans that will eventually
require replacement. Rather than invest in an expensive reroofing
project, an increasing number of commercial building owners will opt to
instead apply a liquid-applied roof coating to rejuvenate older roofs
and repair minor damages. As many roof coatings are warrantied for 10
years - if not longer - the application of roof coatings can allow
consumers to protect commercial buildings while allowing them to wait
for a more convenient time to take on a reroofing project.

Acrylic Coatings to Continue to Lead Market

Acrylic products accounted for the largest share of liquid-applied roof
coatings demand in the US in 2016 and will continue to do so through
2021. Acrylic liquid-applied roof coatings offer a wide range of
favorable performance properties, such as resistance to moisture and
premature degradation caused by changes in temperature. However, demand
for acrylic roof coatings will be spurred by their ability to meet cool
roofing criteria. Most acrylic products are white or light-colored and
thus better deflect sunlight and minimize heat transfer. As building
code jurisdictions - especially in the southern half of the US - mandate
the use of cool roofing to boost energy efficiency, construction
professionals will increasingly specify acrylic roof coatings to meet
code requirements.

Interest in Mitigating Storm Damage to Boost Use of High-Performance

The US experienced multiple severe weather events in 2016 and 2017 that
caused widespread roof damage due to wind, heavy precipitation, and
hail. One way in which roofing professionals will reduce the incidence
of storm-related damage in the future will be to apply roof coatings, to
both existing roofs and newly installed roofing materials. Such products
as silicone and blended roof coatings offer superior resistance to the
rain, snow, and hailstones that can damage roofs. Furthermore, in the
event that a coating is damaged, a new layer of coating can be applied
for far less expense than new roofing materials.

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