Evaluating roof coatings can be difficult, since the needs of two different roofs aren’t necessarily the same. Comparing coatings based on several critical categories can help you decide which product is most appropriate for your needs.
Let’s say that you’re trying to decide between APOC 252 SUNWHITE Premium White Architectural Grade Elastomeric Coating and Henry 587 100% Acrylic Dura-Brite White Elastomeric Roof Coating. Both of these are white elastomeric roof coatings which have much to offer consumers. However, there are a number of differences to consider.
Henry’s Dura-Brite does much better in terms of elongation and elasticity. However, APOC 252 scores better in the category of tensile strength. Elasticity tends to be the most valuable factor when it comes to determining how effective a roof coating will be, so this difference may be decisive for many consumers.
Henry’s Dura-Brite also performs very well in the scrub test, and it has excellent adhesion to low-quality roof substrate. Thus, it is an excellent choice of reflective roof coating for many applications.
APOC 252, on the other hand, performs better when it is applied to a roof with a high-quality substrate. It also has superior scores in white/reflectivity, dirt pickup resistance, and bleed-through. As a result, this coating also has a great deal to recommend it.