At long last. It’s time to celebrate the recognition that roof coatings make amazing roof systems and retire the misconception that coatings are for a quick fix. Roof coatings have long been thought of as patch and repair ‘band-aide” products. Leaving the commercial roof system demands to the familiar; Built-Up Roofing, Modified and Single-Ply plastics. […]
Keys to a Successful Coatings Installation Interested in learning more about fluid applied roofing? Read this eBook and learn the preferred equipment and methods to use. Western Colloid provides invaluable insight in how to use coatings to provide a superior roof to your clients while saving money on labor, products and materials. This eBook provides […]
Western Colloid announces the retirement of Charlie Garabedian, Manager of Plant Operations, at the end of this year. Charlie began in our Oakland, California plant in 1980 and learned the ins and outs of manufacturing and facilities management from the original founders of Western Colloid Steve and Larry Widmer. In 1984, after mastering the colloid […]
To Our Industry Partners, Customers and Friends: At Western Colloid, the safety and well-being of our employees and customers is always our top priority. With that in mind we also recognize the importance of providing our customers with the products you need to keep our industry and the infrastructure of our communities moving forward. We […]
As Western Colloid proudly announces the completion of phase 2 of their Texas manufacturing plant, they would like to acknowledge the contributions of Mr. Steve Widmer, our Texas Plant manager. Steve, moved from California to Texas 3 years ago to establish a distribution presence in Texas and then spearhead the construction of first, our acrylic […]
The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA), a national trade association representing manufacturers of cold applied protective roof coatings, cements, and suppliers of industry products, recently awarded Hal Leland with the Industry Statesman Award at this year’s RCMA Annual Meeting, February 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Over the years, RCMA has only on several occasions identified an […]
Leading fluid-applied manufacturer promotes the leadership of Hlavaty Western Colloid, the industry leader in fluid applied roofing, reflective coating systems and premium asphalt sealcoats announces Greg Hlavaty as president. With a long history in the roofing industry focused on roof coatings, Hlavaty brings not only experience and knowledge to the position of president but also […]
Western Colloid’s Tim Ford teaches roofing classes in Beijing, China. Earlier this year, Western Colloid’s Tim Ford received a call to teach a class. That is not very unusual for Ford who specializes in liquid-applied roofing installation training, but this class was in a very faraway land, Beijing, China. Discussions on providing training began earlier […]
Julie Barajas joins Western Colloid Western Colloid, the recognized leader in the roofing industry in fluid applied reinforced roofing, welcomes Julie Barajas as the new northern California sales representative servicing the California region north of Bakersfield. She will be focused on supporting roofing contractors, distributors and roofing consultants in their use and promotion of fluid […]
The longevity and resilience of our products prove that the technology delivers superior performance. Let’s face it, this industry is slow to adopt. What we have been manufacturing and promoting for 45 years is now on the forefront of new technology. We feel like the actor that has been pounding the pavement for many years […]
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 […]
Western Colloid is proud to announce the opening of it’s third manufacturing plant and warehouse in Alvarado, Texas! To better service the Mid-West we now are producing most Western Colloid products in our new Texas plant. We have moved our stock of products from our old location into our new state of the art facility. […]
The Martin A. Davis Award is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the RCMA. Western Colloid, a leading manufacturer of fluid-applied roofing, reflective coating systems and premium asphalt sealcoats, today announced that its General Manager, Greg Hlavaty, was awarded the prestigious Martin A. Davis Leadership Award by the Roof Coatings Manufacturer Association (RCMA). […]
Western Colloid is a pioneer and innovator of asphalt emulsion and acrylic based roof systems that are eco-friendly and can be applied over many existing roofs. Roof coatings have been thought of for many years as temporary fixes, or a way to squeeze a few more years out of an aging roof system. Western Colloid […]
Pacific Dental Services Building Contractor: Commercial Roof Management Job location: Irvine, California Original roof assembly: EPDM, age unknown. The roof surface was pin holing throughout and had over 100 roof leaks in 124,000 square feet, (1,240 squares). Selection of Western Colloid: Originally the building owners thought that their only option was to tear off the […]
In any given month Tim Ford could be in Hawaii, Texas, Colorado, Kansas or any other state west of the Mississippi. Why, because there are very few people are as talented as he is working on the job with crews. Western Colloid has a reputation for going the extra mile for our customers. That includes […]
by Kim Scholten, Regional Sales Manager You may think polyester is polyester. We have found this to not be true. It became very important to so many of us during the great recession to save money where ever we could. Looking at foreign made polyester was a natural choice for many in the roofing industry. […]
Frito-Lay Corporate Headquarters Contractor: Unified Commercial, Baton Rouge LA Job location: Plano Texas Original roof assembly: concrete deck, 2-1/2 inches rigid insulation, coal-tar and gravel, and BUR and gravel roof assemblies. Selection of Western Colloid: Existing roof assembly approximately 32 years in age. Experiencing base flashing problems and splitting of the field membrane causing […]
Joining regional sales manager Rick Boyce, please meet Kevin Stonebarger in white, from New Braunfels, Texas. Kevin’s position is technical sales for Texas and the Mid-West. Next to Kevin is Steve Widmer, in striped dark shirt, from Midlothian Texas. Steve’s position is operations manager for Texas Mid-West operations. The addition of Steve & Kevin will enable […]
WASHINGTON, DC (February 25, 2016) – The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) hosted more than 100 industry attendees at its 2016 Annual Meeting, February 15-16 in Orlando, Florida. The Association elected a new slate of officers to its Board of Directors and named Greg Johnson, Sherwin-Williams, the recipient of the 2015 RCMA Martin A. Davis […]
At Western Colloid 40 years of manufacturing superior roof systems has put us on thousands of roofing projects. We have seen the difference a maintenance program can make on the life of your roof. Download our 5 Maintenance Recommendations For Preserving The Service Life Of Your Low Slope Or Commercial Roof HERE!
VALUABLE TIP FOR ROOF PREPARATION When you need to prevent roof coating products from splashing on a skylight or coating it in overspray, what do you usually do? Some contractors cover the skylight with paper and mask it off, using that method it takes time to wrap and even longer to remove it. You are […]
WESTERN COLLOID VISITS CAPITOL HILL We are happy to report our Hal Leland and Greg Hlavaty visited Capitol Hill on behalf of the RCMA (Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association) on July 15th. What an amazing opportunity. The team met with 10 Congressmen and Senators from both parties. They discussed government and regulatory issues that impact the […]
Western Colloid, donated a very special kind of wheel chair to a deserving veteran over the 2014 Holiday. “We became aware of an organization called the Independence Fund which brings the generous support of Americans directly to the wounded War Veterans that need it the most” states Western Colloid General Manager, Greg Hlavaty “The Independence […]
Western Colloid announces it has now received the coveted Miami-Dade Approval for their #790 AFC ElastaHyde ACRYLIC PREMIUM GRADE ELASTOMERIC REFLECTIVE COATING. Among the most difficult product approvals to get is for the Miami-Dade County areas in Florida. Often, by having this approval you can easily get product approval in the remainder of the state […]
Western Colloid has announced the addition of Rick Boyce as territory sales manager for Texas. Rick brings with him extensive experience in Roofing with over 30 years as a commercial contractor in California, Arizona and Texas. “His knowledge of different roof systems and the installation and restoration challenges that can come up on a roofing […]
Western Colloid’s “ArmorTop” sealcoat product can be produced in cool colors to cool down your parking lot and help reduce the “Heat Island” effect. Our cool colored sealcoat is an economical way to achieve the pavement cool-down that will soon be required by some state and federal agencies.
ElastaHyde 720 ARC is available in California Tan and Platinum Gray. Both colors meet California Title 24 guidelines and are Energy Star® listed. These Cool Colors give you the option of an energy efficient roof coating without having to use white.
Western Colloid has received multiple FM Global approvals over BUR, Modified Bitumen, and various Single Ply membranes. The FM 4470 Class 1 approvals employ some of the toughest test methods in the roofing industry. FM 4470 tests for Wind, Fire, Hail, Foot Traffic and watertightness. Along with the testing, stringent follow-up inspection service by FM […]
Western Colloid’s #8000 All Weather White Flashing Cement can be applied in wet or dry conditions. It is a solvent based, white resinous flashing compound that has excellent adhesion to most surfaces. Best of all it is a permanent repair. No more temporary wet patch to get you through the wet weather.