Title 24 Cool Roofs, Cool Roof Rating Council, Origin Stories

The State of California, who kind of leads the pack for the whole nation in energy laws and requirements for buildings, started testing roofs in early 2000. They started monitoring buildings with reflective roofs and non-reflective roofs. And what they found after following these buildings that had reflective surfaces on them, (primarily reflective coatings), that […]

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Meet the Team – Armida Yuriar

Western Colloid is proud to have such a dedicated team. Our customer support is legendary, and our team fits beautifully with our company culture. We want to acknowledge the people that take our great products and become valued partners with our customers. Getting to know these talented individuals helps explain the secret to our success. […]

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MORE GREAT TIPS FOR APPLYING ASPHALT EMULSION ROOF COATING

Our goal at Western Colloid is to help you and your crew be as efficient, clean, and safe as possible.  As we build our FARR Best Practices Program, we will continue to share these terrific tips. Part of most of our specifications are started with Asphalt Emulsion as the first coat.  Below are some recommendations […]

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WESTERN COLLOID PRESIDENT GREG HLAVATY HONORED BY RCMA

Western Colloid, a leading manufacturer of fluid-applied roofing, reflective coating systems and premium asphalt sealcoats, announced today that its President, Greg Hlavaty, was recognized for his service to the RCMA and the roof coatings industry by the Roof Coatings Manufacturer Association (RCMA). This recognition was for his dedicated leadership and exceptional contributions to the roof […]

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Meet the Team – Julia Barajas

Western Colloid is proud to have such a dedicated team. Our customer support is legendary, and our team fits beautifully with our company culture. We think of ourselves as a roofing manufacturer with the soul of a contractor. These are the people that take our great products and become valued partners with our customers. Getting […]

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Asphalt Emulsion – a History of Saving Roofs (and Money!)

Western Colloid’s #298 Asphalt Emulsion is an unlikely hero in roof restorations.  It saves countless roof removals from the landfills and it does it in the most economical way. More owners are seeking environmentally friendly roof systems that are cost-conscious and will perform for many years. Western Colloid’s asphalt emulsion-based system is very kind to […]

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Meet the Team – Tim Ford

Western Colloid is proud to have such a dedicated and talented team in the field. Our customer support is legendary, and our team fits beautifully with our company culture. These are the people that take our great products and become valued partners with our customers. Getting to know these talented individuals helps explain the secret […]

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Meet the Team – Chris Ford

Western Colloid is proud to have such a dedicated team. Our customer support is legendary, and our team fits beautifully with our company culture. We think of ourselves as a roofing manufacturer with the soul of a contractor. These are the people that take our great products and become valued partners with our customers. Getting […]

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Your Gravel Roof – a History of Solutions

Have you ever wondered why they installed them? Then, how to restore them? Let’s go back to the earliest forms of roofing in the early 1900’s with “built up” roofing.  Which consisted of melted asphalt, and they will put it on a roof with layers of reinforcement, (felt). They chopped up old rags and made […]

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Meet the Team – David Lyon

Western Colloid is proud to have such a dedicated team. Our customer support is legendary, and our team fits beautifully with our company culture. We think of ourselves as a roofing manufacturer with the soul of a contractor. These are the people that take our great products and become valued partners with our customers. Getting […]

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Meet the Team – Jody Chasse

Western Colloid is proud to have such a dedicated team. Our customer support is legendary, and our team fits beautifully with our company culture. We think of ourselves as a roofing manufacturer with the soul of a contractor. These are the people that take our great products and become valued partners with our customers. We […]

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Western Colloid Announces the Launch of FARR Best Practices Program

Western Colloid, the recognized leader in the roofing industry in fluid applied reinforced roofing, announces the launch of a new comprehensive training program for jobsite preparation, safety, and installation techniques called “FARR Best Practices.” Western Colloid was founded by a roofing contractor over 50 years ago and he created the culture of contractor-oriented sales and […]

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Identifying Roof Deck Damage

How can you apply a Fluid Applied Roof System on a roof surface if you don’t know if there is roof deck damage underneath? This is a common question by consultants, building owners and contractors. The common practice is to always tear the entire roof off but that is wasteful because rarely is an entire […]

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Meet the Team – Glenn Thurston

Western Colloid is proud to have such a dedicated team. Our customer support is legendary, and our team fits beautifully with our company culture. We think of ourselves as a roofing manufacturer with the soul of a contractor. These are the people that take our great products and become valued partners with our customers. We […]

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Roof Restoration Story – A Record Setting Roof

Each day we can follow a roofing project that is installing another layer of protection and reconditioning an existing Western Colloid system. Our founder, Larry Widmer began applying coatings and fluid applied systems in the 1960’s. Throughout the West notable companies like Boeing, Weyerhaeuser, Fred Meyers, TRW, Certified Grocers, Payless, Thrifty Drug and others received […]

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Team Profile – Meet Sam Dennis

Western Colloid is proud to have such a dedicated team. Our customer support is legendary, and our team fits beautifully with our company culture. We think of ourselves as a roofing manufacturer with the soul of a contractor. These are the people that take our great products and become valued partners with our customers. We […]

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Hal Leland Talks Testing and FM Global

Western Colloid is proud of the quality of the products we manufacture.  We adhere to the strictest standards to produce coatings to meet and exceed the requirements expected in today’s products. We are so fortunate to have a real industry expert working on our behalf. Introducing Hal Leland with some background, testing, and the importance […]

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Western Colloid Supports Industry Trade Associations and Here is Why

Let’s look past the obvious networking benefits belonging to a trade association can give you and let’s look at it from your and our point of view. With Western Colloid association membership and support go much deeper.  We strongly believe all our livelihoods depends on good practices, good laws, and the right kind of product […]

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Why Sell a Maintenance Program

The argument for providing a roof maintenance program for your customers. There was a sales pamphlet offered years ago to a homeowner that said, “We want to be your friendly neighborhood roofer”.  Much like the dry cleaner, butcher, or barber, it was a smart tactic.  Don’t you want to do business with people you trust? […]

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Four Upcoming Events!

Please Join Western Colloid at These Terrific Roofing Events! WRE- Las Vegas, Sept 24-26 MRCA/RCAT – Texas Sept 27-29 ARCA – Sept 29-Oct 1 NFMT – Nov 2-3                 Pack your bags for the WRE September 24-26 and plan on joining us at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas […]

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From Band-aide to Premium Roofing – Coatings VS Roof Coating Systems

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. […]

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Commercial Roof Warranties – All the Things to Think About

Use this as your guide to keeping your roof warranty protected. When you selected your commercial roofing system, you likely chose one with a solid warranty. Having a warranty covers your roof for many things, such as defects or premature aging. But have you thought about what could potentially void your warranty? Here are five […]

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Why We Really Love Emulsion – A Roofing Love Story

Emulsion heals a multitude of sins on a roof. It really is the go-to answer that has been allowing us to re-store a gravel roofs for years. When you remove the gravel from a built-up asphalt roof it is heavily damaged.  Emulsion allows you to level out the surface, without completely removing the existing roof. […]

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The Importance of Prep Work Before a Coating Installation

To efficiently install a commercial roofing project, it’s important to “Prioritize the Prep.” Many view preparing a roof for installation as tedious, however scraping and covering equipment and skylights as well as masking off a parapet wall is essential. Roofers Are Anxious to Get Roofing, Quality Roofers Prep First When asked about preparation, Chris Ford […]

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Let’s Talk About Roof Maintenance Programs

Western Colloid knows the way to increase your roof’s lifespan and it’s with an effective maintenance plan. Let’s guide you through it. Finding out what your existing roof’s warranty requires in order to keep the warranty in good standing is a great starting point. Next create both a maintenance schedule and a checklist. Keep track […]

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3-Things Your Manufacturer Should be Doing for You

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 […]

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The Solar Dilemma: Roof Considerations

Over the last 20 years, solar panel technology has significantly improved and become more cost-effective. Coupled with rising energy costs, green energy incentives and an increasing number of municipal ordinances, building owners and operators have performed solar retrofitting on their facilities with great success. Before considering planning for a solar roof – ask yourself, is […]

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Upgrading for Energy Efficiency, It’s a Thing!

You’ve heard about the benefits of a cool roof. So why wait to replace your current roof, when you can install a cool roof and enjoy the benefits now? The cost of upgrading or restoring your roof with an insulating, reflective roof system will be offset by the cost reduction for heating and cooling your […]

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Are You Building Your Business? A Podcast With Greg Hlavaty & Heidi Ellsworth

HOW WESTERN COLLOID PROVIDES ONGOING PROFITABILITY FOR ROOFING COMPANIES THROUGH EXCELLENT PRODUCTS AND STELLAR CUSTOMER SUPPORT. In Season 3, Episode 32 of Roofing Road Trips, RCS President Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Greg Hlavaty from Western Colloid to discuss his philosophy of putting the contractor first, which has become a hallmark of Greg’s leadership and […]

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Going the Repair to Failure Route for Your Roof

Many simply coax their roof along until it absolutely must be replaced, however, there are better solutions to choose in order to avoid serious roof repair or failure. Roofers Can Renew, Restore and Recondition Roofs In the Process of Making Repairs? Since most repairs prolong the inevitable, begin treating repairs as an investment that will […]

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A Brief History of Commercial Roofing and Where We Are Today

Where Roofing Products Began Sophisticated protective coatings development appeared to have begun in the latter half of the 17th century when a German chemist found a way to use the stickiness of coal tar as a protective coating on woods and ropes. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, scientists developed a variety of organic, […]

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How Are You Currently Managing Your Commercial Roof?

Questions about management styles that building owners and managers should be asking themselves. Roofs are often a building owner’s biggest expense. They require a continuous care plan, with statistics showing that roof maintenance saves money both in the short and long term. What building owners may not know is that your building management style can […]

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Surviving the Elements – What a Roof Goes Through

How understanding the environment helps you make the right decisions for your property’s roof. More than any other component of a building, roofs are exposed to damaging environmental elements such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation, harsh weather conditions and significant temperature changes. These conditions leave roofing materials subject to deterioration that can affect a roofs water-shedding […]

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Keep Your Building Dry Year Round

A Great Way to Keep Working in the Winter and Spring The winter and spring months bring along their own unique challenges for roofers and their clients. The biggest challenge is the weather. Cold temperatures, snow, rain and storms are among some of the most difficult and dangerous conditions to work in. When weather conditions […]

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Understanding Roofing Project Delays

  How Western Colloid can be your secret weapon in supply chain shortages For almost three years now, a trip to the grocery store means running the risk of an item being out of stock. Amid these trying times, we all have had to adjust, going without things that we truly need and finding new […]

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ROOFING – INVEST NOW TO SCALE AND SAVE

LEARN HOW ONE CONTRACTOR SAVED $11,000 ON MATERIAL ALONE WITH JUST A SINGLE PRODUCT CHANGE, NOT TO MENTION THE LABOR SAVINGS. As Western Colloid’s senior field tech and trainer, Tim Ford spends a lot of time with contractors of all sizes, helping their crews learn how to perform quality installations that result in a long-lasting […]

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Ponding Water on Your Roof? When is it a Problem?

Assumptions can lead any commercial building owner into believing that excess water on your roof could be from a recent storm however, it doesn’t have to be storm season for it to appear. Air Conditioning units and other roof equipment can cause ponding water, water remaining on a roof for 48-72 hours or more, and […]

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Common questions about our commercial roof products

As a manufacturer of quality commercial roof products with decades in the industry, here are some of the questions we see the most: Do I need special equipment to install Fluid Applied Reinforced Roofing (FARR) Systems? Luckily, you don’t need any special equipment to install our FARR commercial roof products. However, you will need the […]

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Tips for hiring the right commercial roofing contractor

In need of some commercial roofing help? It’s important to find someone who is not only in budget, but who knows how to get the job done efficiently and effectively. Here are 4 tips for hiring the right roofing contractor!   1. Do your homework First, it’s important for you to do a bit of […]

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Case Study: Methodist Church Commercial Roof in Illinois

This commercial roof in Illinois had a lot of unique challenges! Here’s what we did for this historic United Methodist Grace Church in Salem, Illinois.   Obstacles to Overcome The United Methodist Grace Church needed to be re-roofed. However, it was anything but a straightforward project! Here are the five main challenges that had to […]

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6 Ways to prepare for commercial roof winter problems

The worst time to deal with commercial roof winter problems? In the winter! Here are six things you can do now to avoid them.   1. Perform a roof inspection Roof repair is harder during the winter. That’s why fall is the perfect time to do a proactive roof inspection and uncover any issues while […]

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Is your commercial roof in Phoenix keeping up with new builds?

If you’re in the market for a commercial roof in Phoenix, now is the perfect time to make the investment. Phoenix currently leads the nation in industrial space construction, so this is one way to stay competitive with newer buildings!   Phoenix leads U.S. in industrial space under construction According to a recent article by […]

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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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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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The End of a Chapter – Charlie Garabedian Retires

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 […]

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What to do when severe weather causes roof damage

Source  Your roof goes through a lot: wind, rain, ice, sun. Year after year, it keeps your building and its occupants safe. And while you hope it will last a long time, severe weather like hail and hurricanes can cause roof damage. Repairing roof damage quickly is the key to protecting your investment and preventing […]

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Never Worry About Replacing Your Roof Again

Your commercial building is constantly at war, fighting against the elements to keep your tenants and building occupants warm, dry and safe. Maintaining the components of your building envelope like the roof, windows and facade is an ongoing process, and you want to know that you’ve maximized your installation and maintenance costs before you start […]

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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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Maximize Your Maintenance Budget While Your Building Is Unoccupied

With so many spaces empty, now is the time for building owners to take advantage and schedule building maintenance and upgrades efficiently. From installing energy-efficient HVAC units to completing a commercial roof assessment, there are probably many tasks on your to-do list, and now is the time to get them done quickly.

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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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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – WESTERN COLLOID COVID-19 UPDATE

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 […]

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

While wear and tear is a normal part of a building’s lifespan, a proactive inspection and maintenance program helps identify aging building materials and potential deficiencies. Without these kinds of programs, failing components of the building envelope can lead to water intrusion, mold growth and structural damage. When that happens, your commercial building’s budget goes, often quite literally, through the roof.

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Choosing the Right Commercial Roof Coating for Colorado Weather

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 need to have some special considerations when choosing a solution. 

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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

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 the building.  

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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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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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Western Colloid Announces Opening of Asphalt Emulsion Plant in Texas

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 […]

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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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