Brush Up on Your Roof Coatings Terminology

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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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Getting Started in the Roof Coatings Industry?

Ready to get started in the roof coatings industry?

Hands-on Learning In any business, particularly the construction industry, entering new territory is never easy. It’s an outright risk, albeit a necessary one, should a company hope to prevail in a competitive market. Diversification can be a key strategy to differentiate one contracting company from its competition. For roofing contractors, diversifying might involve, for example, broadening a […]

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American WeatherStar Warranty Inspections

Warranty Inspections

Why Is It Important to Meet the Inspector? One of the most important aspects of a commercial roof restoration project takes place after its completion. While most of the attention is focused towards the installation process, warranty inspections are a critical phase in respect to the overall scope of the job. For this reason, we highly recommend […]

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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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FAST Academy – November 2017

Last week, American WeatherStar held its fall FAST (Fluid-Applied System Techniques) Academy at its corporate headquarters in Mobile, Alabama. We would like to thank all our guest for attending and making the event such a great success! We would also like to thank FAST Academy guest speakers Bobby Norrell of Casualty Consulting Group and Rick Napper of PFRI Services. During […]

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Surface Prep Prior to Coating Your Existing Roof

The Devil is in the Details

By Scott Gayle National Sales Manager–American WeatherStar “The devil is in the details” is a fitting quotation to use when it comes to surface preparation prior to coating your existing roof. We have all heard this familiar saying, and it is one I use frequently with contractors. Just like any other venture, if you plan […]

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Warranty Forms Now Available Online

In an effort to streamline the process for American WeatherStar Approved Contractors, all warranty forms are now available online. In order to access the forms, just log in to the AWS Approved Contractor website and follow the instructions below. Go to http://www.weatherstarcontractor.com/index.html or select “contractor login” from the main navigation of americanweatherstar.com. Enter your username and password. Click “Warranties” in […]

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Industry Terms: Dry Film Thickness and Mil

Dry film thickness and mil are covered together since they are almost always used simultaneously. Dry Film Thickness The thickness of a coating material or system once cured. DFT is measured in mils. Mil One thousandth of an inch — .001 inch. All American WeatherStar roof coating application guidelines are written to accomplish a specific […]

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