Is Elastomeric Coating Good for Asphalt Shingles?

Jerry: Hey, my brother has a house in north Florida, and I have one in Vero Beach. He put Elastomeric coating over his asphalt-shingled roof just to increase insulation - keep it cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter. Is there any benefit to that, or is it more of waste?

Jared: Nope, it’s a waste. First of all, the shingles are up there taking so much heat – often the coatings will look good for about 6 months, and then they start to flake and crack. The shingle manufacturers have designed the shingles to breathe. Air is supposed to pass through the individual pieces of shingle, and the Elastomeric is going to stop that process. I do not recommend that you put Elastomeric coatings over the top of asphalt shingles. It’s just not recommended, and it’s going to automatically void the manufacturer’s warranty. It’s really not going to do anything of substance, so save your money, save your time. It’s not a good idea.

Jerry: I appreciate it.

Jared: Thanks bud, appreciate your call. Thank you everyone for listening to the show today. We invite you every Sunday from 2 to 3 PM. to listen to the show. It’s called “In The House with Ken and Jared", and we would be honored to help you with any of your roofing or construction needs. We do full remodeling, kitchen, bathroom modeling additions. We also are a local roofing contractor here in central Florida. We’d be honored to be a part of your next project. If you want more information on us, you can visit our website, which is or you can also call our office at 407-295-7403. Thank you so much for listening today. We do appreciate it.

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