Roof Restoration

Acrylic roof coatings reduce HVAC workloads.

Acrylic Roof Coatings Reduce HVAC Workloads

Roof Restoration

Rohm and Haas Company have been investigating the use of white acrylic roof coatings to reduce air conditioning demand since 1981. Early ”birdhouse” experiments clearly demonstrated that white elastomeric acrylic coatings could reduce the internal temperature of un-insulated and poorly ventilated buildings significantly. Moreover, the coatings could prolong the life of a roof by protecting…

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Top-level decisions to help "cool" roof coatings work.

Top-Level Decisions To Help “Cool” Roof Coatings Work

Roof Restoration

Specification, preparation, and application tactics ensure roof coatings deliver benefits to facilities. — By Terry E. Walton Roof coatings are receiving a great deal of attention from maintenance and engineering managers, due mainly to energy concerns confronting all types of facilities. Managers are seeking ways to extend roof life, protect roofs from ultraviolet (UV) radiation,…

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Cool roofing offers many advantages!

Time to Reflect – EPA Looks at Energy Saving Roofs

Roof Restoration

The EPA’s ENERGY STAR© program has been labeling energy efficient products since 1993 and now is looking at roofing. Once again, roofs are being asked to do more than provide a setting for HVAC systems or outdoor patios. A new program by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking at rating roofs for their reflective properties…

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Aged modified bitumen roof repair.

Job Profile: Aged Modified Bitumen Roof Repair

Roof Restoration
For this aged modified bitumen roof repair, a highly reflective elastomeric coating was applied, yielding increased occupant comfort, longer roof life, and substantial savings in a region of the country with low electric costs. Facility: Our Savior’s Elementary School Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida Project Manager: Dan Fiore Roof Type: Modified Bitumen Roof Size: 12,000 sq. ft.... Read More
Can roof coatings save your next roof?

Can Roof Coatings Save Your Next Roof?

Roof Restoration

By Robert Antrim, Cynthia Johnson, William Kirn, Walter Platek, and Karen Sabo This research paper explains the process of asphalt degradation over time and reveals the performance of acrylic roof coatings, site aged for six to 10 years, over both BUR and shingle roofs. The application of roof coatings to protect new systems and preserve…

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Extending a roof's life

Extending a Roof’s Life

Roof Restoration

A variety of treatments can help prolong the service life of a sound roof. By Margaret Doyle, Associate Editor Building Design & Construction – June 1987 A roof is a problem before it is a failure. Most building owners have faced roofs that leak or are showing definite signs of aging. However, there are treatments available…

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