How to Establish a Roof Maintenance Program

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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Don’t Live a Roofing Nightmare!

Don't Live a Roofing Nightmare!

With the spring season upon us, heavy rainfall is to be expected in most parts of the country. Unfortunately for some building owners, this means roof leaks are also to be expected. With that in mind, let’s revisit an article written by Mike Russo, RSI Associate Publisher & Editor, which examines a real-life “roofing nightmare” and emphasizes the importance of regular roof maintenance. Mike […]

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Why Are Roof Coatings Energy Efficient?

Energy Efficient Roof Coatings

Field Study and Lab Performance Criteria Rohm and Haas Company investigated the use of white acrylic roof coatings to reduce air conditioning demand. Early “birdhouse” experiments clearly demonstrated that white elastomeric acrylic coatings could reduce the internal temperature of un-insulated and poorly ventilated buildings significantly. Moreover, the coatings could prolong the life of a roof by […]

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The Negatives of Acrylic Roof Coatings on Commercial Flat Roofs

The Main Problem Acrylic elastomeric coatings were originally designed in the 1970’s for restoring sloped metal roofs. Over time, coatings manufacturers and contractors realized that acrylics could be used on other commercial roofing substrates, with one caveat: the roof must drain well. The acrylic coatings blended today are far superior to the original formulations, but the […]

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RCMA Releases White Paper: Cutting Peak Electrical Demand with Reflective Roof Coatings

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) has recently published a white paper addressing the role and impact of reflective roof coatings in mitigating peak energy demand. Developed in collaboration with Jim Hoff, TEGNOS Research Inc., this paper provides a comparative overview of base use and peak demand of electricity and shares information on how to […]

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Five Commercial Roof Maintenance Best Practices for Building Owners and Managers

Proper design, appropriate materials and correct installation are the base of a commercial roof that adequately protects your business. Having a solid plan for commercial roof maintenance and repairs is critical in keeping your roof strong. Signs of damage to your commercial roof can be as subtle as water spots on interior ceilings or as […]

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Surface Prep Prior to Coating Your Existing Roof

By Scott Gayle National Sales Manager–American WeatherStar “The devil is  in the details” is a fitting quotation to use when it comes to surface preparation prior to coating your existing roof. We have all heard this familiar saying, and it is one I use frequently with contractors. Just like any other venture, if you plan […]

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Ure-A-Sil vs. Texas Hailstorm

All content for this article was provided by Bobby Norrell of Casualty Consulting Group. Casualty Consulting Group  (888) 611-5501  www.casualtycg.com The following article is a powerful testament to the strength of the American WeatherStar Ure-A-Sil System. While we cannot guarantee a system against severe hail, we are confident the Ure-A-Sil system is the strongest fluid-applied system […]

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American WeatherStar’s Foam Gard System
Stands the Test of Time

A Brilliant Solution to a Unique Problem In January 2014, CoatingsProMag.com published an article about the unique challenges the team at Pro Set, Inc. encountered while coating an 11,000-square-foot roof at the Grace Plaza shopping center in Bridge City, Texas. “…he figured it would be pretty much the same as any other roof coating project. He was […]

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Safety Spotlight

PLEASE STAY SAFE ON THE ROOF American WeatherStar takes safety very seriously. We strongly urge contractors to follow all OSHA guidelines concerning safety, especially on ladders. PLEASE STAY SAFE ON THE ROOF! Falls from elevation are a leading cause of death in the construction industry, and labor statistics indicate that the number of fatalities and injuries from […]

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