Roof Coatings Review: How Chemistry Impacts Quality

Roof Coatings Review: How Chemistry Impacts Quality

Courtesy of: George Daisey — The Dow Chemical Company Installing or restoring a roof can be a tremendously complicated endeavor. There are single ply membranes, roof systems, coatings, concrete, metal, and many more variations to choose from, which leads anyone to ask what substrate do I choose? To add further complexity, within the coatings option alone […]

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How Can Roof Coatings Save You Money

How can roof coatings save you money?

Tax & Energy Savings Receive up to $.60/sf based on total project (roof and/or walls) when you can show a reduction in energy consumption of 10% or more. The customer will need an energy calculation and a compliance statement for their file. We can assist with providing this documentation. Expense Deduction Year One Roof and […]

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Brush Up on Your Roof Coatings Terminology


When someone enters the roof coatings industry, it is critical that they learn the jargon and definitions of the profession. These terms will assist a professional looking to learn the business of roof restoration. Elastomeric Coating A coating that forms a monolithic, fully adhered, fluid applied roofing membrane. It has elastic properties that allow it […]

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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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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 pieces of the coating system in the parking lot after a recent storm. From just a general observation, everything looked great. But […]

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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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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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American WeatherStar System Presentations

System Presentations

At American WeatherStar, we strive to give our contractors all the tools necessary to be successful. We offer an extensive amount of marketing materials for nearly all of our systems and products in an effort to help contractors provide the best possible solution to their customers. With that goal in mind, we are happy to announce the newest addition to our compilation […]

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