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How to Restore a Parapet Wall

Dealing with the restoration of a parapet wall can be as simple as incorporating “the fix” into the renewal of your roofing system itself. If you invest in a roof coating, the parapets can be coated, too. The result is a self-flashing, protective layer that shields the low walls from decay, just as with the roof surface.

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The most vulnerable element of a parapet wall is its top, which needs to be capped, in order to prevent moisture from penetrating into the internal structure and working spaces of the building. Stone, clay, concrete and metal caps can be utilized to protect the wall’s top. However, over time, masonry caps will begin to crack, due to thermal expansion and contraction. Metal caps will begin to lose their grip – so to speak – due to their inability to cope with the natural sway of the building upon which they are fitted.

The best solution to restoring a parapet wall is to repair any major structural issues, and then have it coated. Silicone coatings can be used to coat and seal cracked and loosened top caps, sides, and to seal up any disintegrating flashing in the corners of the roofing system, where the rooftop and the parapet meet.

By sealing the parapet wall and incorporating it into the coated surface of the rooftop, you get the best possible waterproofing and weather protection. This is because the surface membrane produced by silicone coatings is seamless. Coatings create a monolithic layer of coverage that seals and eliminates the vulnerable points of entry where water might otherwise find its way into your property.

Because they are applied as liquids, silicone coatings are able to penetrate into all of the nooks and crannies of a rooftop, including material seams, rivet holes and fissures that cannot even be seen with the naked eye. Most importantly, in terms of parapets, they are able to penetrate into the corner joints, where the wall and rooftop meet, and create a durable, long wearing watertight seal.

Contemporary coatings can be used to restore a parapet wall and to breathe new life back into an ailing roofing system. For this reason, they have become incredibly popular with commercial property owners, because they are not only an effective alternative to an all out roof replacement but they are also budget-friendly. Silicone coatings can be applied at a cost of (on average) $1.50 to $3.50 per square foot. Compare that to replacement metal, which can run to $125.00 and upward per square foot.

Benefits Of Coatings

  • Unbeatable waterproofing and airtight sealing
  • Energy savings by up to 40%, which not only dramatically reduces utility expenses but also reduces the carbon footprint of the buildings upon which they are applied
  • UV resistance and reflectivity of up to 85% of the sun’s rays, which prevents the transference of external heat and cold into the property
  • Long wearing and durable performance that, with a bit of maintenance, can last for decades

If your parapet wall and roofing system are beginning to show signs of aging or damage, contact a professional contractor in your area to discuss your options. Silicone coatings are viable and cost effective measures to solving otherwise expensive problems.

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GM Systems, Inc. offers coatings and metal roof repair in Kansas, Oklahoma and Wichita.

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