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Apply an AcryShield Roof Management (ARM) System for Roof Maintenance

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Aug 11, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

acryshield_arm_diagram.jpgRoof maintenance systems provide protection, durability and a lengthened lifespan. When your roof begins experiencing water infiltration, or aging and deterioration issues, a roof maintenance system can be installed to preserve and enhance your current rooftop. Reusing your existing roof and coating it with a roof coating system, allows you to remain open for business during the restoration process and you avoid a costly and timely traditional roof tear-off.

The AcryShield Roof Management (ARM) System is specifically designed for roof maintenance. It is a seamless, monolithic membrane that provides excellent weatherproofing and strength. This system also adds and/or boosts reflectivity to provide the maximum UV blocking protection against the main cause of roof leaks and failures - the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Apply the ARM System in few simple steps: 


  1. Make sure the rooftop is completely clean and free of any debris that would prevent proper adhesion. (Read: A Simple Test to Determine if your Asphalt Coating will Adhere – this can be applied to any roofing substrate)
  2. Seal all joints, roof penetrations, leaks, etc… with AcryFlex and add reinforcing polyester fabric or butyl seam tape where necessary.
  3. If there are areas where water accumulation is an issue, a custom localized reinforcement may be applied. In this case, apply an AcryShield base coat at the rate of 2 gallons per 100 square feet, approximately 46 inches wide. Immediately embed 40-inch wide polyester reinforcing fabric into the wet base coat, and then with a second coat of AcryShield basecoat, cover the fabric at a rate of 1 gallon per 100 square feet. Allow coating to dry (typically 8-24 hours depending on weather conditions) before proceeding to application of the remainder of the roof coating system.


  1. Spray, brush or roll the entire roof surface evenly with an AcryShield base coat consisting of 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet. Wait for base coat to dry - typically 8-24 hours.

    • These AcryShield base coats provide excellent waterproofing, superior adhesion, resistance to ponded water, bleed through protection and resistance to plasticizer migration.

  2. Spray, brush or roll the entire roof surface in a crosshatch technique with an AcryShield topcoat consisting of 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet. Allow coating to dry completely before exposing the rooftop to any foot traffic.

    • The AcryShield top coats provide industry leading UV protection, longevity and brightness. These roof coatings are formulated for superior dirt pick-up resistance and protection against biological attack, such as algae and mold.

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Tags: Roof Maintenance, Preventative Roof Maintenance