Extending Your Roof’s ROI with the Right Coating


Roof coatings can increase the service life of roofing on existing buildings and save owners money in the long term. However, not all roof coatings are created equal and each has their own limitations. This presentation will provide a basic understanding of roof coating types, typical performance, and highlight potential installation and compatibility issues. The goal is to provide attendees with enough knowledge that they will be able to choose appropriate products and set reasonable expectations for coating projects.

Course Tuition: Free

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the types of roof coatings and their limitations
  • Learn the benefits of reflective coatings
  • Understand the importance of evaluating existing roofing systems and setting reasonable expectations
  • Learn about specific installation issues that can effect performance

From Our Series Sponsor


Wade Vorley

Senior Associate
Wiss Janney Elstner Associates Inc.

Wade Vorley is an architect and registered roofing consultant at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE). Prior to joining WJE, Mr. Vorley worked as a roof installer, supervisor, project manager, and cost estimator for a roofing contractor in the Pacific Northwest. He earned a master’s degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley in 2002. At WJE, he focuses on building envelope investigation and design. Mr. Vorley is published in trade journals, presents AIA accredited seminars, and conducts research including a paper presented at the 2011 NRCA International Roofing Symposium in Washington, D.C., and a presentation at the 2013 Waterproof Membranes Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany.