Tech Tip-Roof Coatings Vocabulary Words

When someone enters into the roof coatings industry it is critical that they learn the jargon and definitions of the profession.  American WeatherStar begins each FAST Academy session by going over key fluid applied roofing industry terms.  The terms will assist a professional looking to learn the business of roof restoration.  Download the list here into a […]

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Roof Safety

American WeatherStar has learned more from our contractors on proper installation and waterproofing techniques than any other source. Roof safety issues are no different.  The following information on safety comes from one of our Platinum Contractors.  IRC in Indiana recently posted most of the information below.  Whether you are a roofing professional that accesses roofs […]

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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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Tech Talk – Achieving Proper Adhesion With Testing

In this edition of Tech Talk, we cover the best way to achieve proper adhesion for roof coating applications. Items needed for adhesion testing are covered as well as a few tips from experienced coatings pros. We highly recommend adhesion tests to determine if a roof is a candidate for restoration with a fluid-applied system. […]

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Video Demo For Measuring Metal Roof Profiles

When it comes to measuring the square footage of a metal roof, initial observations can be deceiving. Make sure you estimate and order an adequate amount of roof coating material by following this simple technique. Download our metal roof estimating guide here.    Learn about Met-A-Gard and Met-A-Sil, our high-performance metal roof coating systems.

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Preparing a Roof That Has Been Previously Coated

The cliché “you are only as good as what you stick to” is quite appropriate when it comes to a roof coating job on a previously coated roof. Roofs that have been coated in the past are the most challenging for effective roof repair via the application of a new roof coating system. Fortunately, previously […]

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