The best tools to get the job done…

In order to properly install a fluid-applied system in an efficient manner, it is essential to have the best equipment on the market.  We assist many of our Approved Contractors in the purchase process to ensure they are using the best equipment available;  from roof coating installation equipment to moisture detection and mil thickness gauges.  Please call our technical department for details and pricing.

Roof Coating Equipment for Flat Roof Repair and Metal Roof Repair

Spreaders & Profile Rollers

Historically contractors have relied on air driven and/or hydraulic pumps to install roof coating systems. While we still see airless pumps as a great way to install our systems, we have also found that spreaders offer an efficient, non-mechanical alternative to spraying. Options for each are below:

14” Single Wide Tank Spreader – 5 gallon capacity
27” Double Wide Tank Spreader – 8 gallon capacity
40” Super Spreader – 12 gallon capacity
14” – Profile Spreader – 5 gallon capacity – specifically designed for metal roof coating application

Roof Coating Equipment-Graco Spray Rig


Moisture Detection Equipment

Roof Coating Equipment-Moisture Scanner

Deck Scanner

The Tramex Dec Scanner is a mobile non-destructive impedance scanner designed for the instant surveying of moisture conditions in roofing and waterproofing systems per ASTM D7954. Ideal for water leak detection in roofing materials.

Tramex – Dec Scanner Roof Moisture Meter

Roof Coating Equipment-Moisture Scanner

Hand-Held Moisture Scanner

The Tramex RWS Roof and Wall Scanner is a multi-mode non-invasive impedance scanner designed for the instant, precise and non-destructive evaluation of moisture conditions and leak tracing in roofing per ASTM D7954 and in wall systems of the building envelope.

TramexRoof and Wall Scanner

Hand Crimpers

Stand-Up 90° Hand Crimper

D.I. Roof Seamers 90° Stand-Up Hand Crimper is manufactured from high quality steel and cast bronze, to provide you with a quality 90° seam. Being approximately 36″ tall and having a compound leverage action, this is a well crafted alternative to our popular 90° Hand Crimper, allowing the roofer to crimp panels from a standing position. Because of our compound leverage action, this Stand-Up 90° Hand Crimper is ideal for those difficult to reach locations that a standard 90° hand crimper cannot reach.

D.I. Roof Seamers90° Stand-Up Hand Crimper

90° Hand Crimper

D.I. Roof Seamers 90° Hand Crimper is made from high quality steel, these hand crimpers are engineered to give you years of use. Available for rental or purchase, this tool is easy to use and is designed to produce a quality seam every time.

D.I. Roof Seamers90° Hand Crimper

180° Hand Crimper

D.I. Roof Seamers 180° Hand Crimper is used with the 90° Hand Crimper, this tool will complete the final stage in preparing the seam for your roof seamer.

D.I. Roof Seamers180° Hand Crimper

2-Stage Hand Crimper

D.I. Roof Seamers 2-Stage Hand Crimper is two hand crimpers in ONE! This tool allows you to complete a 90° and a 180° crimp without changing tools. Ergonomic handles allow ease of use with durable steel construction. Contact surfaces are coated to protect roof panel finishes without marring or scratching. Available for specific roof systems only ─ please specify your roof manufacturer and panel style when ordering to verify compatibility.

D.I. Roof SeamersT-Style Hand Crimper

T-Style Hand Crimper

D.I. Roof Seamers T-Style Hand Crimper is designed for use with T-Style structural standing seam panels, this hand crimper is an effective way to achieve a symmetrical and uniform appearance. Ergonomic handles allow ease of use with durable steel construction. Contact surfaces are coated to protect roof panel finishes without marring or scratching. Available for specific roof systems only — please specify your roof manufacturer and panel style when ordering to verify compatibility.

D.I. Roof SeamersT-Style Hand Crimper

Miscellaneous Tools

Roof Coating Equipment-Core Cutting Device

Core Cutting Device

To determine the validity of scanner or camera roof moisture results, we recommend the use of a core cutting device to take a small portion of the roof out for analysis. The core taken must be sealed to ensure the roof stays watertight, but this is the best way to ensure the infrared camera or moisture scanner has provided you accurate information.


Infrared Scan

Typically performed by a professional with training. An infrared scan uses specialized equipment at dusk to determine if moisture is in the roof system. The basic premise is that water cools at a slower rate than dry material. As the sun light dissipates the camera will show the difference in temperature. Areas of the roof where moisture is detected should be marked and a detail report should be submitted. We recommend using the following professional consultants for infrared camera analysis:

Louisiana Infrared – Melissa Cox – 318-207-0220 –

PFRI Services – Rick Napper – 812-599-6407 –

Learn more about thermal imaging equipment



Coatings Thickness Measurement Equipment

Roof Coating Equipment-Wet-Mil-Gauge

Wet Mil Gauge

When installing fluid-applied roofing systems, it is critical to make sure it meets the standards of our application guidelines. The best way to make sure that your system is being installed correctly is to measure during the installation process and after the job is complete. In order to know what dry film thickness (DFT) you will end up with you must measure the wet mils as you go.  As you measure your wet mils you will then multiply the wet mils measured x the solid content % to see where your dry mils will come to. A wet mil gauge is a hand held device used to measure the thickness of coating on the roof while still wet. Please call our technical department with any questions: 888-868-2317

Roof Coating Equipment-Comparator


A comparator is a magnification device that allow us to accurately measure dry mil thickness from samples cut from a roof. For flat roof applications, a more destructive method is required.  A number of ½ ” samples are removed from the fluid applied system in order to measure the DFT.

Edmund Optics – 12X Transparent Base Magnifier


Magnetic Gauge

For metal roof coating projects,  the process for measuring a coating system over a metal roof is very simple.  There are gauges available that measure the DFT magnetically.  Positector is a leading brand of these gauges.

Learn more about coating thickness gages

 For pricing or terms on roof coating equipment AWS works with, please visit the equipment tab on our Contractor Login site.  Have a specific equipment, application, or project related technical question or request? Call us at 888-868-2317, email, or use our online contact form here