Silicone roof coating is a brilliant white which can be tinted with inorganic pigments. Unlike tints and dyes, pigments are unaffected by ultra -violet and never fade. Keep in mind however, the darker the color, the less IR reflection.
The silicone membrane is slick when wet. In areas that will have foot traffic in all weather, such as equipment service walkways and decks, we apply traction materials to the final silicone coating before it cures. Sand is a popular and inexpensive solution which costs less than $0.10 / square foot.
Synthetic rubber granules are used for traction, sound dampening and visual appeal. With similar durability properties and UV resistance, they partner perfectly with silicone polymer coatings.
The Clear Choice
In most roof top applications we use a brilliant white silicone because the infra-red barrier is desired. However, in the case of leaky skylights, vents or other areas where you want to seal it yet still see through it, we use a non-pigmented clear silicone sealant or glazing.