Western Colloid: providing the best commercial roofing for almost 50 years

Western Colloid has been known for almost 50 years as one of the best commercial roofing manufacturers. In fact, we are a leader in Fluid Applied Roofing, Reflective Coating Systems, and Premium Asphalt Sealcoats.     Our founder began applying coatings and fluid-applied systems in the 1960s. Companies like Boeing, Weyerhaeuser, Fred Meyers, TRW, Certified […]

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Need a new commercial roof? You can’t beat our products and warranty!

We’ve been manufacturing products for refurbished and new commercial roof projects for almost 50 years. And we stand by every product we make. Here’s a look at our warranty information—and why you shouldn’t need to use it!   Great Roof Systems, Great ROI First, you’ll find that most of our warrantied roof systems are easily […]

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Want to learn more about Western Colloid products? Watch these!

It’s the quality of Western Colloid products that have helped make us a roofing industry leader. We take pride in what we do and only make the best products possible. To learn more about our Fluid Applied Roofing, Reflective Coating Systems, and Premium Asphalt Sealcoats, watch these videos!     Company Overview First, our very […]

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Need a quick roof waterproofing solution? Try this!

Whether a severe summer storm came through your town or an aging roof finally gave out, sometimes you need a quick waterproofing solution! Keep this one in mind in case you need it later:   Roof Damage You may find yourself in need of waterproofing for a number of reasons. First, severe weather might have […]

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Case Study: Frito-Lay commercial roof in Texas

When the Frito-Lay corporate headquarters needed a new commercial roof in Texas we were more than happy to help! Read on to see what services we provided this global company. Problems of Original Roof To begin, the company’s original roof was about 32 years old. It was a concrete deck with 2.5 inches of rigid […]

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TPO vs. PVC vs. Reinforced Coatings Systems: Which to Choose?

There are a lot of factors when deciding between single-ply roofs (like TPO and PVC) and reinforced coating systems. Luckily, we have decades of experience under our belts and are happy to walk you through the pros and cons of each!   TPO Roofing Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) single-ply roofs are a type of thermoplastic roof. […]

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Tips for asphalt emulsion-based coating systems

Are you a contractor looking to perfect your skills or add some new ones? If so, here are some tips for applying asphalt emulsion-based coating systems!   Tips for getting started First of all, a roof is a big investment. And a roof replacement used to be your only option at the end of a […]

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Tips for Applying Roof Asphalt Emulsion

Looking for a green roof system? Consider a FARR cool roof!

If you’re looking for an energy-efficient, green roof system, read on to learn more about FARR!   Why choose a green roof system? Cool, green, and solar systems are good for many reasons. First, they help the environment. Second, they help with energy costs. Thirds, they help with insulation qualities to maintain temperatures inside the […]

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Case Study: Commercial Roof in Arizona

This warehouse had a failing one-year-old roof. So they needed a new commercial roof in Arizona — fast! And we were happy to help them.   Incorrect products caused leaks This failing warehouse roof was metal with acrylic coating. First of all, the application was poor. However, the products used were not correct for this […]

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Need pavement maintenance? Armor Top can help!

We’re a leader in commercial roofing systems. However, we’re a leader in pavement maintenance, too! In fact, it’s because of our emulsion tech experience that we can create asphalt seal coats and pavement maintenance systems known as Armor Top.   Armor Top is made of non-chemically treated ingredients to create the greenest,  eco-conscious pavement protection […]

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What is FARR? Leak-free commercial roofing

What is FARR? It stands for Fluid Applied Reinforced Roofing, and it’s one of the best leak-free commercial roofing products out there!   Seamless, tough, flexible Western Colloid’s FARR systems are lightweight yet tough. Thanks to layers of waterproof asphalt emulsion and tough polyester fabric they can be surfaced with a very durable acrylic coating. […]

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Case Study: Commercial Roof in California

When Pacific Dental Services was looking to repair their commercial roof in California, we had just the solution.   The Problem Located in Irvine, California, Pacific Dental Services found themselves with over 100 leaks in their 124,000 square foot roof. In fact, the building owners thought that their only option was to tear off the […]

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What we look for during a free commercial roofing inspection

What do we look for during a free commercial roofing inspection? A lot! With over 45 years of experience, we know what kind of problems might arise in your current commercial healthcare, manufacturing, or retail roof or long before they happen. In addition, we’re happy to consult on your next upcoming project for free as […]

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Build your Business! We Offer Roofing Contractor Training

Not all roofing contractor training is created equally! For over 45 years we have been helping contractors build their businesses using our superior roof coating systems. What can you and your team expect from our training program? Here’s a quick look:   A personalized experience We work hand in hand with each contractor to determine […]

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4 Tips for Choosing the Best Roofing Manufacturer

Looking for the best roofing manufacturer to meet your needs? There is a lot to consider! Whether you’re a contractor, property manager, or building owner, here are our top four things to look for when you have commercial roofing needs. 1. Look at Past Experience There’s something to be said for a company that has […]

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Asphalt Emulsion vs. Acrylic vs. Silicone

When it comes to maintaining your roof, roof coatings are an effective way to maximize your investment. They can be applied quickly on top of your existing roof system, limiting the disruption to tenants and occupants. And where many building codes limit the number of full roofs you can install on top of each other, […]

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Asphalt Emulsion vs. Acrylic vs. Silicone

The Ultimate Roof Coating Repair Guide

When it comes to roof coating repair, the steps to fixing a damaged roof coating will depend on the type of coating, its age and the extent of the damage.  Commercial roof repair is not a one-size-fits-all solution. It is important to educate yourself and make sure you choose competent contractors who know your roof […]

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Does Your Roofing Manufacturer Really Understand Your Needs?

Not all roofing materials brands are created equal, but odds are good if you ask a building owner which roofing manufacturer their contractor used for their last job, they’re going to shrug and say something like, “I don’t know. It’s a roof.” A new roof is a big investment, and while many building owners will […]

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What You Need to Know: Infection Control Procedures During Construction Projects

Source It probably seems obvious that hospitals have infection control procedures for their day-to-day operations, but did you know there are procedures specific to construction projects? Whether you’re working in a hospital’s interior on a renovation or on the exterior for a hospital roofing project, any project needs careful planning and communication to help protect […]

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LEED vs. Passive House vs. Net-Zero for Commercial Buildings

Source It’s been a challenging year for commercial real estate. With traditional office workplaces changing and tenants struggling to pay their rent, owners and operators of commercial buildings will be facing an increasingly competitive market. As they seek to find stable tenants, these buildings will need to make their value proposition clear. One of the […]

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Monthly Maintenance Checks to Perform on Healthcare Buildings

Now more than ever, healthcare workers need to know the hospitals and long-term care facilities they work in are in good shape. With emergency rooms and intensive care units at capacity in most states, nothing could be more disruptive than relocating sick patients to deal with urgent building repair. Proactive inspections — including commercial roof maintenance checks — should be part of any conscientious building manager’s operations. As the U.S. continues to fight against COVID-19 outbreaks, these checks are especially necessary for healthcare buildings. 

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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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Never Worry About Replacing Roof

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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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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What is a Colloid?

Colloid Definition: A type of homogeneous mixture in which the dispersed particles do not settle out. Examples of colloids include: butter, milk, smoke, fog, ink, paint, ElastaHyde. Ever wonder how Western Colloid got its name?  It was named after the pride of manufacturing a truly superior product.  The actual Colloid process that was used by […]

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