Frequently Asked Questions About Roof Coatings Answered

A comprehensive roof inspection program will help you identify potential issues before they become expensive problems. A neglected roof can mean damaged membranes, moldy insulation and even structural damage. When that happens, you may have no other option but a disruptive and costly full tear-off and replace to remediate the mess.

But if you’re proactive, modern roofing solutions are available that will help you extend the life of your roof — and protect your wallet. Roof coating products can last for decades and will keep your building safe from unwanted leaks and damage.

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Install a Roof Coating to Get More Return on Your Commercial Building

In the current economic climate, it’s likely that we’re going to see a lot of shifts in the commercial real estate market in the upcoming year. As portfolios consolidate and others expand, a lot of properties will be changing hands. If you’re looking at selling a commercial building, you want to know you’re going to get the best return for your investment.

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How to Preserve, Repair or Restore Your TPO Roofing System

The business of owning and managing commercial real estate is an expensive one. Buildings are exposed to continuous weather wear and tear, with building envelope systems both slowly degrading over time and potentially experiencing severe damage in extreme weather. Owners not only need to budget appropriately for ongoing preventative maintenance and repair, but they also […]

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Choosing the Best Roof Repair System for Hospitals and Assisted Living

Healthcare is on the front page of every newspaper and media website these days — and with good reason. While we’re all worried about the frontline workers and making sure they have the supplies they need to do their jobs effectively, hospitals and assisted living facility administrators also need to make sure their building is […]

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How Roof Coating Can Help You Manage Your Commercial Building’s Budget

Source  A commercial building is a huge investment. Whether you’ve purchased or leased a commercial building to house your business, or you’re in the business of real estate itself, maintaining your property investment takes knowledgeable staff, ongoing work and rock-solid budgeting.  While wear and tear is a normal part of a building’s lifespan, a proactive […]

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Choosing the Right Commercial Roof Coating for Colorado Weather

Source  With your roof so often out of sight and out of mind, it’s easy to ignore it until a problem occurs. But structural damage and mold growth caused by a leaky roof cannot be ignored and can be very expensive to fix. If you’re looking to update your commercial roof in Colorado, you may […]

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Choosing the Right Commercial Roof Coating for Colorado Weather

Our Favorite Fluid-Applied Roofing Projects in California

As the third-largest state in the United States, California covers a vast geographic area and enjoys varied weather and climates. From high altitudes to the desert, foggy coastlines to endless sunshine and everything in between, there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to building materials in California. Building owners and operators in California need […]

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Choosing the Right Commercial Roof Coating for Nevada Weather

Source For building owners and operators looking to update a commercial roof in Nevada, key factors to consider are weather and energy efficiency. With hot summers and cooler winters, a commercial building in Nevada needs a durable roof system that stands up to thermal shock or temperature extremes and helps manage the energy demand on […]

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What Is Elastic Cement and When Should You Use It

Source Elastic cement is an elastomeric compound that can be used as a seal at the intersection of the different elements of your roof system and it will keep the water out.  It is designed to be especially flexible so it will absorb the movement of your building, and it is also used as patching […]

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What Is Elastic Cement

How to Get Energy Savings Using a Reflective Coating System on Your Roof

Source  Let’s talk about what ages a roof. On its own, the materials that make up commercial roofing systems are extremely durable. Without outside forces, the components of a commercial roof are meant to last decades. So, what are the reasons roofs degrade? Water. This is the big one. Whether precipitation, leaks from rooftop equipment […]

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The Benefits of Installing a Cool Roof System

Source  Maintaining a building is an ongoing and cost-intensive process. With so many integrated systems — from your building envelope to your heating and cooling system, from the front door to the roof — keeping your building in good repair can be complex. In addition, today’s property managers and building owners are increasingly looking for […]

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The Solar Retrofitting Solution You Need

Source Over the last twenty years, solar panel technology has improved significantly and become more cost-effective. Coupled with rising energy costs, green energy incentives and an increasing number of municipal ordinances, many building owners and operators have performed solar retrofitting on their facility, with great success. Out of Sync Modern solar panels are designed to […]

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Getting Your Roof Ready for Winter

Source  As much as we like to joke about it, winter really is coming. It’s inevitable, but it doesn’t have to make life as a building owner difficult. With a little preparation, you can go into the winter months knowing your roof is in good repair and your building is protected, no matter what the […]

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How to Choose the Best Long-Term Commercial Roof Solution

Source A building is a major investment that needs ongoing maintenance to keep it in good repair and keep your tenants happy. But even the most effective and proactive maintenance program can’t prevent the need to replace the components of your building envelope as they reach the end of their usable life, including your roof. […]

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Why You Should Use a TPO Primer Under Your Roof System

Source : https://westerncolloid.com/farr-systems/ A roof system is complex. Along with insulation and cover board, you’ll find one or many plys that make up the roof itself. Many times, as that first roof ages and degrades, contractors will install a second roof over the first, rather than having the property owner take on the expense and […]

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How to Fix a Leaky Roof

Source Water damage is one of the biggest problems in building management. Water intrusion can cause mold growth, poor indoor air quality or even structural damage if it goes unchecked.  But fixing water damage isn’t as simple as replacing damaged ceiling tiles and moving on. Building operators must work with contractors to find the source […]

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What Does It Mean When a Product Is FM4470 Approved for Hail?

Although it may not be as common as snow or rain, hail is incredibly dangerous and can be far more expensive to property owners than other precipitation. Hail contributes to over $10 billion in property damage every year in the United States. A single hail storm in Denver in 2017 caused $2.3 billion in property […]

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Is TPO the Best Roof System for Your Industrial Building?

Let’s face it. If your business operates out of an industrial building, then you’re either in the business of making something, storing it, distributing it or some combination of those three. You probably didn’t expect to be in the building maintenance business, too. But if you want to protect your investment, that is, all the […]

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Tips on Applying Asphalt Emulsion Roof Coating System

Your roof is one of your building’s biggest investments and also one of the most critical components in the building envelope. Making sure it’s waterproof and actively dealing with cracks and damage will protect your building systems for decades, but eventually, you’ll probably need to do a full roof replacement. But a roof replacement doesn’t […]

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Working With Tenants During Roof Tear-Offs

Keeping your roof in good repair is a critical element of maintaining your building. And after decades of holding back wind, rain, snow, hail and damaging UV rays, you’ll need to eventually replace your roof, which can often be a complex and time-consuming project if you own or manage a multi-residential or commercial building. One […]

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Working With Tenants During Roof Tear-Offs

How to Choose the Right Contractor and Roof Material for Your Building

If you own or operate a commercial property, your building is probably the biggest investment you’ve made for your business. Annual inspection and maintenance are critical to keeping your building envelope in good repair, especially your roof. A good roof inspection program will save you money in the long term, but eventually, even the best-maintained […]

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Where and When You Should Use Asphalt Emulsion Roof Coating Systems

If you’re looking for a strong, waterproof and long-lasting architectural roof coating system, an asphalt emulsion based coating system is a great option. Not only will it extend the longevity of your roof, but it can also easily be applied to a number of existing roof systems. Plus, they are compatible with most other roofing […]

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Commercial Building Roof Repair: Where Do I Start?

Source Repairing or replacing a leaky roof on a commercial building can end up being one of the more costly aspects of owning or managing a commercial property. Ensuring you are taking the right steps to properly repair the roof will save you both time and money – especially if your building is in more […]

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How to Update Your Gravel Roof

These durable roofs are long-lasting and UV and impact resistant. Making them common choices for areas prone to hail and extreme weather.  But, like all roofs, they do require regular inspection and maintenance to maximize their longevity and prevent water intrusion into your building. What Is a Gravel Roof? Do you have a gravel roof […]

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Recoating a Foam Roof: Do’s and Don’t’s

Foam roofs are commonly used in many commercial, industrial and institutional flat roof settings. They do require some ongoing maintenance but the benefit is that they provide an additional layer of insulation. Plus, certain foam roof products are even ENERGY STAR®-rated, which can help reduce ongoing heating and cooling costs for your building. Your foam […]

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Western Colloid Announces New Product – ElastaHyde QS

By Greg Hlavaty, President Western Colloid. ElastaHyde QS – Quick Set formulation aids in the application of fluid applied roof systems when met with unexpected damp, wet or rainy weather. Although fluid applied roof systems have been enjoying immense popularity in the past few years there are still conditions that make installation a challenge, namely […]

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