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Asphalt Roof Coating Systems Can Prevent a Roof Tear-off & Save Money

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Aug 05, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Asphalt roof coatings are excellent for restoring aged or failing asphalt, BUR (Built-up Roofing) or Mod Bit (modified bitumen) roofing substrates. These coatings provide two valuable qualities – avoid a roof replacement and gain an energy efficient roofing system. 

asphalt-before-coatingLet’s discuss the first benefit – an asphalt roof coating system allows you to avoid a roof tear-off or roof replacement indefinitely. These asphalt coating systems fully restore your existing roof membrane to a new roof without the cost and time a traditional roof replacement or roof tear-off would take. There are no landfill fees, no additional waste removal stages, and no business closures. The asphalt roof coating system is spray applied directly over your existing roof membrane creating a monolithic, seamless roofing substrate.  With the use of the AcryShield A400 acrylic, elastomeric roof coating, your asphalt roof will benefit from advanced bleed-blocking properties and prevention of early roof degradation. The AcryShield base coats provide excellent waterproofing, superior adhesion, and resistance to ponded water. These systems are renewable allowing you to restore your roof every 10-15 years, avoiding a roof tear-off forever.

asphalt-coatedSecondly, they save you money by cutting down on your energy usage. The AcryShield topcoats provide industry leading UV protection, longevity and brightness to your roof. Your existing roof is transformed into a brand-new roof membrane that prevents a majority of the heat from the sun from being absorbed into the building. The white roof coating reflects the heat away from the roof lowering the surface temperature of the roof and the inside temperature of the building. This provides a substantial temperature difference from the original black asphaltic surface. After the National Coatings' Cool Roof was installed we definitely noticed a difference in building temperature. It's not a marginal difference, either. It is between 15-20 degrees cooler inside the warehouse and store." - Jerry Moore, Facilities Director at Harbor Freight Tools

These asphalt coating systems can be applied as a roof maintenance system for localized reinforcement and added UV protection to lower energy consumption, or as a newly constructed roof to give your dark asphalt roof a white roof coating for energy savings and also as a roof restoration system to fully restore your aged building providing you with extra insulation and/or structural enhancements with added energy efficiency. To learn more, download our FREE Asphalt Roof Coating System brochure for additional information.

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