In my area the silver colored “cool seal” is the most often used color for coating the roofs of mobile homes. “kool Seal” is actually a brand name and not necessarily the one I have used.
I have never much cared for applying this type of product and recently questioned my reason for doing so. I stood in the aisle at Lowe’s and looked at the 3 roof sealants they had. The silver equivalent of “kool seal” was $62 for 5 gallons.
The next two products were a white colored, siloconized, elastomeric coating that was reputed to last 7 years and 10 years respectively. The prices were $72 and $82 for the upgrades.
I went with the $82, 10 year version called “Ultra-roof 1000” by Black Jack.
Folks I am very impressed with this stuff so far. Let’s face it, this is the price I pay for latex Kilz and yet this stuff is supposed to flex 350% more (whatever that means) than regular sealant and save up to 30% on cooling bills.
I recalled a tenant asking my why I chose silver since she had so much better results (on her cooling bill) with white roof sealant in her previous home. Maybe there is something to this.
I painted this stuff on the singlewide trailer in a couple of hours using a 10 foot extension latter and 12’ aluminum extension pole attached to a 9" paint roller with 3/4" nap cover. Easy as pie. No fuss, no mess, no walking on the rolling thunder metal roof I was truly amazed at how well this coated.
I am now wondering why I couldn’t paint the exterior or metal singlewides with this stuff? It says on the side that it can be tinted. It would cost less than traditional paint and likely last more. I can tell you it certainly covers stains far better than any paint I have ever used.
This may well be my new go to paint product for exterior and roofing.