Tech Talk: How to Assemble, Operate, and Clean a Tank Spreader from Rooftop Equipment

When it comes to roof coatings, tank spreaders are easily one of the most important tools for roofing contractors. Because of it’s simple design, tank spreaders require very little training, and can help contractors work more efficiently and increase productivity. In the two Tech Talk videos below, we go over the assembly of Rooftop Equipment’s 40” Super […]

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Annual Maintenance on a Commercial Roof Coating System is Critical

As roofing professionals, if we promote and educate our customers about regular maintenance, it would be beneficial to everyone involved. The average building owner only purchases a commercial roof a few times in his/her career. They seldom understand that you cannot simply install a new roof or coating system without having to maintain the warranted system. Many commercial […]

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Best Practices for Receiving a Shipment

When receiving a shipment, it is critical to ensure orders are received properly. We rely heavily on the LTL trucking industry to carry material from an American WeatherStar warehouse to your provided shipping address. All shipments require a Bill of Lading. The BOL is a legal document listing the contents of the order by number […]

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Installing a Silicone Recoat

Over the past 10 years, silicone roof coating systems have taken over the coatings industry. Over time, many roofs utilizing a silicone system are now in need of repair and a silicone recoat. Because of this, we see a great opportunity for our AWS approved contractors to repair and recoat these older silicone systems. In […]

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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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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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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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