Prokol MonoSeal VS Silicone
Updated: Sep 7
Roof coatings and sealants are used to protect your flat roof from the elements and keep mold from growing, so your roof’s lifespan is extended.
With a high-quality sealant, you can avoid expensive repairs or replacements. Not only does this save you money, but there is also less chance of interruption to your business or tenants.
Traditionally, a built-up roof (BUR) has been the long-standing preferred roof system.
A BUR was made from hot-applied asphalt and gravel, layered with a roofing felt.
BUR systems are a decent choice but do not have the weather-proofing qualities of a silicone sealant or MonoSeal by Prokol and are mired with issues around joints and corners.
Two of the best sealants on the market are Silicone and Prokol’s MonoSeal. Both are somewhat inexpensive compared to the untimely replacement of a rotting roof.
Silicone and Prokol’s MonoSeal are both practical and useful, but one is the clear winner. We will tell you which one, and why:
Single-ply Membrane Roof System
Single-ply membranes is a roofing system made up of sheets of synthetics like rubber that can be nailed or chemically bonded to insulation on your flat-roofed business or commercial building.
Single-ply flat roof membranes are easily accessible for maintenance, and your HVAC system or other exhaust systems may be placed on a flat roof because of the even surface.
Both silicone coatings and MonoSeal by Prokol can be applied to single-ply flat roofs and retrofitted to replace outdated roofing systems or systems that require repairs.
Silicone Roof Coating
Silicone roof coating has a relatively high solids content so that commercial roof contractors can apply it in one layer.
The advantage to using silicone is that it can be applied to roofing efficiently, as you won’t have to wait between layers for the silicone to cure.
You can apply silicone in a thick layer, making it durable and stopping water from pooling.
Silicone roof coating is moisture-cured, so it can be cured in the summertime and will not be adversely affected by humid weather.
Silicone can weather well, better than some coatings available, and it does not get brittle in the cold. Brittle roofs are prone to cracking, which can cause leaks and other damage to form.
A silicone-coated roof that is in great shape can reflect the sun, which further prolongs its lifespan.
On the opposite end of the spectrum are the negatives to a silicone roof coating; it is hard to bond to silicone, so a roof repair means that a roofing contractor must strip the layer entirely, or it must be re-coated with another silicone substance.
Also, a silicone roof coating absorbs dirt. However, water from rain cleans the silicone coating, making the silicone lose its reflectivity after some time.
Silicone coatings do not always require a primer. A roofing technician can spray the coating onto an existing surface for a more cost-effective way of making a roof water-resistant.
However, some silicones require a primer, especially on newer single-ply roofs, to help the coating stick to the roof surface. The use of a primer can delay projects and adds to the overall cost.
MonoSeal by Prokol
MonoSeal is a polymer liquid waterproof and fireproof coating for roofs.
MonoSeal was developed in the Netherlands to be applied to roofs, floors, and stairs as an enduring defense against water.
MonoSeal will be maintenance-free by design.
MonoSeal is just one of the products from Prokol, and each features the same properties that are:
35-minute pot life
UV and chemical resistance
1 hour cure time
MonoSeal is an exceptional product that is applied cold. It is durable and seamless, as well as waterproof when cured.
MonoSeal also boasts other great benefits, such as keeping your building cooler.
Your MonoSeal-coated roof will not absorb the heat of the sun, which means that you will not need to compensate by turning on your building’s air conditioner as often.
MonoSeal will protect your roof from leaks that form with the weather and protect you from mold and mildew issues.
A coating from MonoSeal will decrease your building’s carbon footprint as you are not using as much energy with your HVAC system.
MonoSeal is hydrophobic, so it remains completely unaffected when it comes into contact with water, unlike silicone. Silicone and other roof sealants and coatings are hydrophilic and will degrade after exposure to water.
Finally, MonoSeal will protect your roof for longer, which means you will have fewer repairs, and a stronger roof. In fact, MonoSeal is designed to outlast the material to which it is applied.
Choose The Right Product For Your Commercial Roof
When your roof needs replacement or repair, you must select the right sealant for your roofing system. A roof that is weather-resistant, maintenance-free, and safe for your business or tenants will help you rest easy.
Your building and roof flexes and shifts over time and with weather changes, so your roof sealant must also do the same.
Take Away: With Silicone and MonoSeal’s facts and benefits considered, the clear leader is MonoSeal by Prokol. It is energy and cost-efficient, cures within seconds can be retrofitted to older roofs or added as a coating for a new roof.
MM Dynamic uses MonoSeal to ensure that your building’s roof will stand up to the test of time. Designed to stand up to harsh weather conditions, MonoSeal will provide long-term protection to your building.
That and the easy application means that you are not forced to close your facility, and your patrons or employees will not be bothered by roofing noise. On top of that, MonoSeal will provide long-term protection because it is made to stand up to harsh weather conditions.
Therefore, MonoSeal is the ideal sealant for your business building.
Are you ready to have your roof coated with MonoSeal? Contact MM Dynamic for more information or to book a consultation.