Elastomeric coatings have elastic properties, and can stretch in the summertime heat and then return to their original shape without damage. These coatings bridge any small cracks on the surfaces in which they are applied. They are designed to protect masonry surfaces from severe weather and wind driven rain, which can greatly affect the integrity of a structure over an extended period of time. Elastomeric coatings include acrylic, silicone, and urethane materials. The long-term performance of elastomeric coatings largely depends on the attention to detail during the preparation and waterproofing stages. Properly spray painted or rolled on coatings can will extend the life of any substrate in which they are applied.