Roof equipment is some of the most challenging surfaces to prepare and paint. It’s in constant UV light, and will always get exposed to rain, snow, and extreme temperature ranges. And this is why an experienced industrial painting contractor should be called to scope of the painting system for all equipment in this environment.
There are many factors that need to be considered when painting equipment on the roof. And one of the biggest factors is the weather. Too much weather can cause irreversible damages to the substrate. And although industrial coatings won’t stop an asteroid, it can at least prevent these irreversible damages that can be caused by weather. And here are the best coating for each varying type of weather-related situation.
Ultra violet rays are the beams radiating from the sun. These rays are powerful in large doses and can cause cancer if people aren’t protected. But it can also damage or corrode improper coatings. Alkyd based coatings will do poorly in these types of environments. Alkyd coatings get very hard. But that hardness comes at the expense of flexibility. And when UV rays hit alkyd paints for too long, they start to get alligator skin, a phenom in painting that causes the coating to crack in square formations, similar to the epidermis of an alligator.