Heat Blisters in Dark-Tinted Elastomeric Coatings

Heat Blisters in Elastomeric Roof Coatings

Heat blisters have always been a concern when applying a dark-colored, high-build elastomeric roof coating during the hot summer months. Because elastomeric coatings dry from the top down, the excess heat causes the coating to skin over at an accelerated rate. The escaping moisture then becomes trapped and ultimately forms a blister. This past summer, an American WeatherStar Platinum Level contractors was […]

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What Type of Roof Coatings Are Best?

What Type of Roof Coatings Are Best?

With so many different types of roof coatings available in today’s market, how do you determine which one is best? To be perfectly honest, there is no clear-cut answer to that question. There are a number of factors that go into determining which roof coating is the best solution such as roof type and age, weather […]

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What Are the Benefits of Roof Coatings?

What are the benefits of roof coatings?

Sustainability is not necessarily a new concept within the roofing industry. But roofing systems—and roof coatings—are receiving increased attention and recognition, based on more stringent environmental regulations and building codes, increased concern for the environment, and bottom-line considerations. This focus on sustainability is good for the industry, and it provides opportunities for maintenance and engineering […]

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Take Steps to Ensure Roof Safety

Roof Safety

At American WeatherStar, we have learned more from our contractors on proper installation and waterproofing techniques than any other source. Roof safety is no different. The following information on safety comes directly from RCI, one of our Platinum Contractors based out of Indiana. Whether you are a roofing professional that accesses roofs daily or you […]

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Reducing the Sun’s Impact on Your Roof Is Vital!

Reducing the sun's impact on your roof is vital!

One of the great aspects of fluid-applied roof restoration is the profound impact it can have on a building’s interior climate. Most commercial and industrial roofing membranes are not sufficiently designed to prevent heat absorption which occurs from constant exposure to the sun’s harsh UV rays. As a result, heat permeates throughout the roof structure […]

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Know the Limitations of the System

Know the limitations of the system!

Ask Questions I was with a contractor a couple of weeks ago that was having a problem with a system he had installed from ‘Brand X’. He mentioned that the building owner found a pieces of the coating system in the parking lot after a recent storm. From just a general observation, everything looked great. […]

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Tech Talk: Terminator Waterproofing Sealant

Terminator WaterProofing Sealant

In today’s segment, Technical Services Director Eric Long is going to discuss the waterproofing power of Terminator 622 and 624XT. Terminator roof sealant is a 100% solids, moisture-curing sealant that adheres to nearly every substrate we have tested, including fluid-applied coating systems. Our testing even shows optimal adhesion to silicone. In this video, we demonstrate how […]

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System View: Metal Roof Restoration with Met-A-Gard & Met-A-Gard+

Metal Roof Restoration

  New Met-A-Gard & Met-A-Gard+ System View Video We are pleased announce our newest System View video! This metal roof restoration project showcases the Met-A-Gard and Met-A-Gard+ roof restoration systems. We produce System View videos to show building owners and managers the installation process of American WeatherStar systems and to feature the many powerful and money-saving benefits […]

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How Roof Maintenance Can Work for You

The Importance of Roof Maintenance

The Importance of Roof Maintenance In 2006 RSI Magazine and GAF collaborated to build a reference manual for property managers, owners, architects, and specifiers. The articles they put together still remain relevant to this very day in stressing the importance of roof maintenance. Welcome to RSI Magazine’s Commercial Roofing Solutions pocket guide on roof maintenance—a […]

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