Can You Have Your Garage Floor Coated In The Winter?
Winter is inevitable here in Ohio. During the months of December, January and February, it is guaranteed that we will experience cold temperatures. Most people think that you cannot install concrete coatings in the winter and that is no longer true! It is now possible to successfully install a concrete coating in the cold temperatures without it failing. Is it easy? No, but that is why you leave it to the professionals!
Many people ask us these questions?
How can you install concrete coatings in cold temperatures?
Do you have the same preparation process in cold temperatures?
Will having my coatings installed in the winter compromise the quality of the floor?
Will the coatings dry and cure properly still in the winter?
Is the dry time the same in the winter as it is in warmer months?
Why Should You Have Your Garage Floor Coated During The Winter?
The snow, ice, salt, slush and water can create a mess on your garage floor. When it melts onto your bare concrete, it makes for a difficult clean up. This can also be dangerous as it can be slippery and cause slipping and falling. Good garage floor coatings create a 100% seal, so liquids are not absorbed and can be easily wiped up. Having your garage floor coated will provide you with an easy to clean and maintain surface, even in the winter. This will also help make your garage floor safer for you, family and friends to walk on.
Protect Your Garage Floor From Damage
Not only is it difficult to clean up from a bare concrete floor, but the mess that winter brings can wear on your floor as well. Road salt will eat away at your concrete and cause unsightly damage and staining. Polyurea/polyaspartic coatings provide a layer of protection to help protect your garage floor from becoming eroded from road salt.
Damage can come from not only road salt, but the water itself as well. When the water is absorbed into the concrete and freezes again, it will begin to expand. This can cause your concrete to crack, chip or spall.
What Are Your Options?
Prior to polyaspartic and polyurea coatings, homeowners were forced to wait until spring to have their garage floor coated. Fortunately, we now have concrete coatings that can be installed all year long. That’s right! You no longer need to wait for warmer temperatures to have coatings installed on your garage floor. Polyurea/polyaspartic coatings create a strong bond to the concrete, regardless of the temperature.
Polyurea and polyaspartic concrete coatings systems are ideal for winter as they can can be installed in temperatures below zero. This is remarkable in comparison to epoxy coatings that cannot be installed in temperatures lower than 55ºF. This is a big deal for homeowners as they are no longer limited to spring, summer and fall for installs.
Are You Compromising Quality?
By having your garage floor installed in the winter you are not compromising the quality of your floor. The polyurea and polyaspartic coatings will adhere to the concrete just as well in freezing temperatures. The only difference is our cure time is increased to 48 hours instead of 24 hours. Regardless of the season, our concrete coatings are guaranteed to hold up – or we fix it for free!
Can You Install Polyurea and Polyaspartic Coatings In All Conditions?
You may be thinking, “Is there anything that slows down polyurea and polyaspartic concrete coatings?”. Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Moisture hinders our installs so rain and snowfall can cause them to come to a halt. This means that we are limited to performing outdoor installs like porches and pool decks in the warmer months.
If you want to increase the longevity of your floor and turn it into an easy to clean surface, have concrete coatings installed. Garage floor coatings don’t just protect against salt and water damage. They protect your floor from falling objects chipping your concrete and enhance the look of your overall space.
Here at Your1DayFloor, we not only have the most experienced technicians, but the most knowledgeable as well. They perfectly adjust our coatings mix to properly cure based on the temperatures. No matter how hot or cold it is, we guarantee we will mix your coatings to properly dry and cure.
Phone: (833) 969-1329
157 W North St, West Milton, OH 45383, United States