Home investment requires a lot of money. So, homeowners must take good care of their house to maintain its value. Most of the homeowners may not be familiar with seal coating. It is a liquid coating mixture that is applied to an asphalt-based pavement. Fixing the driveway may not be your top priority when shifting to a new home. One question that may come in your mind is whether the seal coating is really essential for your home. Right?
When you purchase a home, you spend money on exterior paint and garden. You often hire cleaners to clean the debris and dirt from the front and back yard. You may also spend money trimming your bushes and trees to make them look attractive. But what about the cracked, faded, and dirty driveway that covers much of the front yard? Does it really match with your polished, clean cars? Here are a few reasons why you must invest in seal coating.
- Enhance your home’s looks
A driveway takes a lot of space. It is a place where you park your vehicles and where your kids play during their leisure time. If your driveway is not well-maintained, then it will have a bad effect on your home’s appearance. An asphalt driveway is prone to fading and cracking. Of course, a faded and cracked driveway does not look good. Also, these cracks can cause accidents.
A seal coat works as a barrier for a driveway. Its dark black color looks strong and regal. It prevents car fluids, salt, water, sun, and other chemicals from damaging the color or gnawing away the driveway. A seal coating will also prevent the growth of weeds inside the asphalt that looks so weird. Therefore, a seal coating is highly recommended for your asphalt driveway to enhance your home’s appearance.
- Prevent cracks
The pavement or driveway of your new house may also have cracks. It can be due to the negligence of the previous homeowner. Well, he seemed just okay with these cracks. But you don’t need to settle on averageness because you deserve the best. Water that leaks through the asphalt can widen the small cracks. A proper seal coating will avoid that and will smooth any rough patches and minor cracks. Also, you don’t need to worry about dirt as rain will simply wash it away.
- Guard the asphalt
The sun can be harmful to your driveway. Its because the surface cavities on asphalt can absorb UV rays and oxygen. The sun radiation can distort the asphalt and quickly fade its color. Furthermore, asphalt surface voids also allow gas or oil to penetrate. A driveway can get worse with chemical spills. But with a thick seal coating, you can prevent the damaging effects of the sun and spills.
- Its strong
Seal coating helps attract sun heat and becomes more flexible when hot. So, instead of cracking at high temperatures, a seal coat will change its shape. Seal coating is strong enough to bear the collective weight of the vehicles when guests visit your home.
Feel free to contact R&D Roofing for your seal coating project!