Why should I waste money on a roof inspection? I don’t have any leaks…

Why are roof inspections important?

At some point in the past, you or someone in your position made a decision to spend a lot of money on a new roof. You were sold on all the positive attributes of that system and how it was going to outperform every other system you were considering. Now, years later…a leak? Why? This […]

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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 the best solution? To be 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, […]

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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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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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5 Common Commercial and Industrial Roof Problems

5 Common Commercial and Industrial Roof Problems

There are a number of problems that can occur on a commercial or industrial roof. Many factors such as design, installation, substrate, workmanship, maintenance, and weather conditions can directly affect a roof’s lifespan. In this blog, we highlight five of the most common problems that can arise on both commercial and industrial roofs. #1 Roof Leaks […]

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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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Best Practices for Storing & Working with Moisture-Cured Roof Coatings

Best Practices for Storing & Working with Moisture-Cured Roof Coatings

Understanding Moisture-Cured Roof Coatings While there are many benefits to moisture-cured roof coatings, it is critical to have a basic understanding of best practices for storing and working with these chemicals. Some of the characteristics that make these materials so effective can also cause them to ruin if not not properly managed. 5 Best Practices Always keep materials covered on […]

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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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