Welcome to Desert Sky Roofing’s Blog page. On this page you will find articles that help homeowners as well as Tucson roof company employees with training and information on elastomeric roof coating applications. These articles were written by Desert Sky Roofing roof coating contractors and not farmed out to ghost writers. If you have a rubberized roof or work on cool coated roofs these articles can help.  If you have a particular topic you would like us to write on, contact us and we will do our best to accomodate.  Feel free to send us feedback.  Enjoy!

Cost of A Shingle Roof Replacement?

Cost of A Shingle Roof Replacement?

If you are a home owner who owns a house with a shingle roof you have probably asked the question, "What is the cost of a shingle roof replacement?" This can be a very scary question because as many know it is very costly to replace a roof. Some estimates say that the...

How Long Does A Shingle Roof Last?

How Long Does A Shingle Roof Last?

The million dollar question if you own an asphalt shingle roof is, "How long does a shingle roof last?" This question is asked by everyone who purchases a home with this type of roof because they want to know how long before the big expense happens. The answer to how...

Finding A Roof Coating Contractor in Tucson

Finding A Roof Coating Contractor in Tucson

It can be a challenge to find a good roof coating contractor in Tucson. It seems everyone from handymen to roofers to painters claim they can coat your roof as good as the next person but to be honest, that is not true. Not all contractors are the same. Here are some...

Roof Painting With Cool Coating

Roof Painting With Cool Coating

Painting a roof seems like a weird concept but it is actually what happens when roof coating contractors lay down elastomeric coatings on flat or low slope roofs. There are two general ways roof painting occurs - spraying and rolling. Both have advantages and...

Roof Coating During Monsoons

Roof Coating During Monsoons

Roofing contractors in Tucson are often asked if we can do roof coating during monsoons. The answer is yes. There are a few things to keep in mind when coating roofs during the rainy season in Southern Arizona. If certain precautions are followed then a roof can be...

Acrylic Elastomeric Or Rubberized Roof?

Acrylic Elastomeric Or Rubberized Roof?

Tucson roof coating contractors are continually asked whether acrylic elastomeric or rubberized roof coatings are the same. In fact, they are asked if cool coating is the same as rubberized coating or if rubberized coating is the same as cool coating. The point is...

Cost of Roof Replacement

Cost of Roof Replacement

The cost of roof replacement work in Tucson can vary depending upon the type of roof in question. Roof replacements are necessary every 16-25 years on shingle roofs. On elastomeric coated roofs the time frame and cost of roof replacement can vary. In fact, if properly...

The “Best Roofing Company Near Me”?

The “Best Roofing Company Near Me”?

When you type these words into Google or Bing search bar are you sure you are going to get the “best roofing company near me”? In today’s world, the companies that come to the top of the search bar are the ones that have done everything that Google and Bing want to...

Questions To Ask Your Tucson Roofing Contractor

Questions To Ask Your Tucson Roofing Contractor

Many home owners are not sure what questions to ask their Tucson roofing contractor when they set the appointment or when the contractor inspects the roof. This can be intimidating for many because they don't feel they are knowledgeable about roofing and don't want to...

How Long Do Elastomeric Roof Coatings Last?

How Long Do Elastomeric Roof Coatings Last?

This is the "million-dollar" question in the roof coating industry - "how long do elastomeric roof coatings last?" The answer will depend upon many variables. In fact, we have written some similar information that may help in a previous article called "How Often...

Emergency Roof Repairs On Flat Roofs

Emergency Roof Repairs On Flat Roofs

There is nothing worse than watching water come into your home through a roof leak and needing an emergency roof repair on your flat roof. In the Tucson area, there are many flat roofs, or elastomeric coated roofs. These roofs are rather flat and sometimes spring...

What Color Roof Coating Should I Use?

What Color Roof Coating Should I Use?

Those who own houses that have built-up coated style roofs (Tucson, Oro Valley, Green Valley, Vail, Catalina Foothills, Sahuarita, Marana) may have options on what color roof coating to use on their roofs.  There are three different colors: white, tan, and...

Roofing Company Near You in Green Valley

Roofing Company Near You in Green Valley

If you are looking for a roof coating specialist near you in Green Valley, one of the ways you can tell if a roofing company is serious about serving in your community is whether or not the roofing contractor is a member of the local chamber of commerce. By joining...

Should I Use Polyester Membrane On My Coated Roof?

Should I Use Polyester Membrane On My Coated Roof?

Flat coated roofs take maintenance and that is why some homeowners ask, whether they should use polyester membrane on their coated roof. There is a polyester fabric roofing material also known as polymembrane that some roofing coating specialists offer as an upgrade...

Best Time Of Year To Coat My Roof?

Best Time Of Year To Coat My Roof?

One of the most common questions asked of roof coating contractors in Tucson is, “When is the best time of year to coat my roof?” Many worry about the monsoons causing leaks which lead to a need for roof repairs but they are also concerned the Tucson heat is too much...

How To Apply Elastomeric Roof Coating

How To Apply Elastomeric Roof Coating

The southwest of America is home to acrylic elastomeric roof systems. These roof coatings are water-based and are applied every 4-6 years to water proof and protect southwest style roofs. Southwest Arizona is also home to tile roofs, shingle roofs, some metal roofs,...

How Often Should I Coat My Roof?

How Often Should I Coat My Roof?

If you own an elastomeric coated roof (also known as a flat roof) in the Southwest part of the USA, one of the key questions that must be asked is, "How Often Should I Coat My Roof?" This is the #1 question asked of home owners to their Tucson roofing contractors in...

How Many Gallons of Roof Coating Do I need?

How Many Gallons of Roof Coating Do I need?

Whether you are coating your roof yourself or you are hiring a roof coating contractor it is best to know how many gallons of roof coating your roof needs to be properly coated. It is not difficult to find out how much coating is needed so here are a few things that...

Pros & Cons of Using 100% Silicone Roof Coating

Pros & Cons of Using 100% Silicone Roof Coating

Many homeowners around the Tucson and Green Valley areas are wondering whether it is worth paying the extra money for 100% silicone roof coating.  Many marketing companies are attempting to get homeowners to move away from the typical elastomeric acrylic roof coatings...

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