Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need special equipment to install any of the FARR – Fluid Applied Reinforced Roofing Systems?  
There is no special equipment required. To see a list of equipment Click Here.

What is the difference in polyester roofing fabrics?  
We offer three grades of polyester roofing fabrics.  The softer polyester (WCP-SS), is used for uneven or rougher surfaces.  We have a firmer polyester (WCP-SF), for smooth surfaces. The third grade offered is a combination of both (WCP-HS), which we offer in 5 widths to use for a variety of substrates and applications.  To see a more detailed explanation on our fabrics Click Here.

What is the drying time of emulsion, doesn’t it take 30 days to cure?  
No, #298 Asphalt Emulsion’s drying time varies depending upon the application rate, temperature, humidity and air movement. In warm weather conditions a 3 to 10 gallon application should dry and be coatable in 24 to 48 hours.  A heavier application of coating, shady areas or in cooler winter months will add 2 to 4 days to these times.

Does it have a strong odor?  
No, there is very little odor/VOC’s with Western Colloid products.  Emulsion typically has less odor than the typical house paint sold today. Our line of Elastahyde coatings has an odor similar to latex paint. Our coatings are often used on schools and hospitals while occupied.

How do I become an approved contractor?
Please contact us today to be considered as a Western Colloid Approved Contractor.   The approval process is thorough but attainable and once approved you will have the opportunity to install roofing systems that help you grow your business. Once you have become an Approval Contractor your approval is reviewed annually.

Where can I buy Western Colloid Products?
Western Colloid Products are sold through most roofing distributors in the Western United States. Please contact us for a roofing distributor near you or find out how to buy Western Colloid for your next project.

Is it a requirement for a moisture scan to be performed upon an existing insulated roof assembly before the installation of the Western Colloid System? 
It is a preferred roofing practice to perform a moisture scan prior to installing the Western Colloid Systems. A scan will locate any wet areas, which could then be removed and replaced, thereby protecting the integrity of the re-cover roof assembly, the owner, contractor, and Western Colloid.

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