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…

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Highly Waterproof TPO Primers

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…

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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…

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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…

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Working With Tenants During Roof Tear-Offs

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…

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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…

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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…

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NEW TEXAS PLANT IS OPEN!

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…

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PROJECT PROFILE – PACIFIC DENTAL SERVICES BUILDING

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…

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Even the Polyester Matters

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….

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PROJECT PROFILE: FRITO-LAY CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

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…

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THE NEW TEXAS EDITION OF WESTERN COLLOID

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…

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Western Colloid Texas Team

RCMA Elects New Board Officers at 2016 Annual Meeting

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…

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Great Tip For Commercial Contractors!

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…

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WESTERN COLLOID VISITS CAPITOL HILL

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…

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Western Colloid Visits Capitol Hill

Western Colloid Honors Special Veteran

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…

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Western Colloid Honors Special Veteran

NEW! Miami Dade County Approval

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…

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Cool Colored Roof Coatings

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…

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FM Approved

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,…

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NEW – All Weather White Flashing Cement

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…

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