Annual Company Strategy Session

We held our annual company strategy session at the end of January.  It is great to get everyone out of the office for one day to go over goals for the upcoming year.  We not only cover  goals and strategies we also cover the objectives and tactics that help us reach our goals for the […]

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Winterizing Your Spray Rig

If you own or use a spray rig for roof coating applications, you know how important consistent maintenance is. As far as coating applications go, these incredibly useful machines are ideal, and extremely efficient. One thing you may not have thought about it how cold weather can effect you rig. In this post, we refer […]

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Overcoming Cold Weather Challenges For Roof Coatings

Working with roof coatings in winter months can be slightly challenging. Since the chemistry of each roof coating will react a little differently in cold weather, we will address the cold weather concerns for the materials that compose our core systems. Acrylics Acrylic coatings make up our Met-A-Gard and Met-A-Gard+ roof coating systems. Acrylic 211, High-Tensile […]

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How to Establish a Roof Maintenance Program

The most important reason for establishing a roof maintenance program is to protect the capital investment of a new roof. Proper roof maintenance will not only add years to the life of a roof, it will also uncover problems before a roof leak wets insulation, creates mold and damages the interior of the building. Fortunately, […]

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The Variances in Roof System Warranties – Part 2

When it comes to warranties at American WeatherStar, our first goal is clarity.  All too often in the commercial roofing industry we see ambiguous wording within warranties.  We know most building owners will only go through a commercial roof purchase a few times in their professional lives.  Most buyers only focus on the number of years […]

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The Variances in Roof System Warranties – Part 1

When it comes to warranties at American WeatherStar, our first goal is clarity.  All too often in the commercial roofing industry we see ambiguous wording within warranties.  We know most building owners will only go through a commercial roof purchase a few times in their professional lives.  Most buyers only focus on the number of years […]

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Can Terminator Fully Adhere To Silicone?

Yes it can. Even when applied under water. At our most recent FAST Academy, we demonstrated a new product, Terminator 624XT. We were challenged by contractors to prove the waterproofing capabilities of the product, especially its ability to adhere to silicone. Here is the result…   Learn more about Terminator 622 and the thicker version, 624XT […]

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Tech Talk – Adhesion Comparison of Urethane vs. Silicone

In this edition of Tech Talk, we show the adhesion strengths our urethane vs. silicone. While its UV stability and resistance to ponding water are unsurpassed, silicone isn’t known for its strength or durability against physical damage. That’s why we toughened up our Ure-A-Sil roof coating system by adding a base coat of urethane to introduce […]

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FAST Academy – November 2016

FAST (Fluid-Applied System Techniques) Academy at American WeatherStar, held on November 16 and 17, was a great success! Thank you again to all who took the time to come. Guests for the two-day conference included contractors from across the country. Guest speakers included Bobby Norrell of Casualty Consulting Group and Rick Napper of PFRI Services. The course, held at the American […]

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Be Cautious: Urethane Based Roof Coatings Can Create Odors in the Building if You Aren’t Careful

  Contractors who have used our Urethane 520, base coat for the Ure-A-Sil roof coating system all agree that the advantages of a urethane base coat far outweigh the xylene based odor it creates while working with it.   We have tested this material thoroughly and know that it is safe to work with but that […]

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