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Old 08-16-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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I am new to this forum and to roof coating too. My handyman/painter told me to get my roof checked before he paints second floor ceilings. The front and back of the roof are slanted and covered by ceramic tiles, the mid-portion is flat and is probably black tar/asphalt. The painter told me that he paints his own roof every other year, with "roof paint". I started researching the Net and discovered that there are many different "paints": acrylic, urethane, liquid rubber, etc. In my neighborhood I never saw anything but traditional shingles or flat roofs, tar or gravel. Once I saw a white garage (flat) roof. I have no idea whether it was some kind of professional covering or was it painted white.
I have trouble finding objective information online: every company presents its product as absolutely "the best" (or the best for the money). I'd like to hear an objective info, from a professional or from DIY-er (in the latter case, a single experience counts if I hear "I used XYZ product about 10 years ago and it still looks good".
Any suggestions will be appreciated.


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Sorry. I live in NYC.
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Some information can be found on my website. Read that then ask any specific questions you may have and I will be happy to answer to the best of my ability: Roof coatings

The questions I have for you is: Are you looking to extend the life of your roof or are you looking for UV reflectivity?
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