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F&A Federal Credit Union Saved 56% of Total Cost Restoring Their Roof

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Jun 11, 2019 @ 07:50 AM

AcryShield Roof Coatings
F&A Federal Credit Union 

AcryShield ARM Roofing System

Size: 17,000 Square Feet
Location: Mountain View, California
Contractor: Inland Pacific Roofing 

The building was originally covered with an EPDM product. In an effort to provide additional water protection and decrease energy usage, the owner decided to coat the black EPDM surface white 8 years after installation. Our AcryShield ARM Roofing System using base and top coats allowed the system to work perfectly to decrease the electricity cost associated with a heavy air conditioning load. Ten years later, despite having considerable life left in the coating system, the owners decided to re-coat again, to ensure the performance and energy saving further into the future.
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The Project
  • Cleaned the roof using a pressure washer to optimize coating application.
  • The roof was coated with two coats of AcryShield A500 roof coating - Forming a fully adhered, self-flashing membrane over the existing, previously coated roof.
  • Walk pads were installed around hatches and rooftop ventilator units by fully adhering them with National Coatings AcryFlex® sealant to protect the roof from potential damage caused by workers of other trades. 
"I was impressed with the ease of application of the National Coatings ARM EPDM Roof Maintenance System."
- John Eminhizer, Owner of Inland Pacific Roofing
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Life Cycle Cost & Savings
  • Original EPDM roof was installed at an approximate cost of $51,000.
  • Original coating with AcryShield was done 8 years later at an approximate cost of $34,000.
  • Re-coated with AcryShield 10 years later at an approximate cost of $49,000.
  • RESULTS: The annual cost for the roof was only $0.44 per square foot per year. If the original roof was recovered with the original membrane, the cost would have been $85,000. If the two roofs were removed when the re-coat occurred, as required by new building codes and replaced, the cost would be $102,000. Thus the cost would be $0.78 per square food per year. This is a savings of $0.33 per square foot per year or 56% over the 18 year life.
"I love how cool the white keeps things on the inside of the building as well as how clean and white it looks from the top. F&A Credit Union values Inland Pacific Roofing's impeccable workmanship and service."- Gina Salvucci, Key Contact at F&A Federal Credit Union
 AcryShield Roof Coatings
  • National Coatings' AcryShield ARM Roofing System is a cost effective method for long term roof asset management.
  • The use of roof maintenance coatings can indefinitely defer re-roofing and the even higher cost of tear-off and replacement.
  • In this case, the ARM roof life cycle cost was 56% lower than the traditional re-roofing option.
  • This roof is a classic example of Sustainability: A roofing system that is designed, constructed, maintained, rehabilitated and demolished with an emphasis throughout its life cycle on using natural resources efficiently and preserving the global environment.

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5 Ways Roof Coatings Save You Money!

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Jun 06, 2019 @ 10:02 AM

5 ways save you money

National Coatings’ high quality roof coatings offer cost savings!  Gain excellent waterproofing, durability, strength, UV resistance, foot traffic protection and more. The primary purpose of a roof coating is to protect and extend the service life of the roof. They are applied as roof coating systems for new construction or over existing aged roof membranes as restoration or maintenance systems. These systems can eliminate a roof tear-off and prolong the lifespan of a wide range of roof substrates including: asphalt, BUR, concrete, EPDM, Hypalon, metal, mod bit, new construction, PVC, single-plies, SPF (re-coat), tear-off, TPO and wood. 

  1. Reduced roof maintenance costs
    The UV blocking pigments in high quality roof coatings protect the roof from the sun's harmful and destructive UV rays. By blocking these UV rays, the roof substrate does not break down as quickly, allowing the roof to remain flexible and watertight for much longer.

  2. Lower air conditioning usage and costs
    The UV blocking pigments reflect (instead of absorb like traditional dark roofs) a bulk of the sun’s heat away from the roof, allowing the inside of your building to remain cooler while using less air conditioning. This results in lower utility bills and a longer life span for your current air conditioning system.
    Studies show you can save a total of 7-15% of total cooling costs by using a white roof coating system. Harbor Freight Tools Headquarters which is located in Southern California, installed a National Coatings white roof coating system and was very pleased at the noticeably lower air temperature. "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– click here to check out the full case study.

  3. Federal tax credit
    This tax credit is for ENERGY STAR certified metal and asphalt roofs with pigmented coatings or cooling granules designed to reduce heat gain. Learn More and Find Products.

  4. Avoid a costly roof tear-off
    National Coatings' roof coatings can extend the lifespan of your roof indefinitely. Our new construction, restoration and maintenance systems are 50-70% less costly than traditional roof tear-off and replacements. When installing one of these systems, your business is able to remain open as usual avoiding any loss in sales and/or production.

  5. Quick installation
    Roof coating systems are spray applied directly over the roofing substrate allowing contractors to save on installation time and building owners save money. Check out our QuickSet Products which allow for even faster than normal installation times.

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Custom Color Logo Project Profile

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Jun 04, 2019 @ 08:00 AM

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Custom Color Logo Project Profile 
Hard Rock Stadium - Home of the Miami Dolphins

HardRock Logo

Location: Miami, Florida
Logo Size: Two logos approximately 16,000 square feet each,
totaling a little over 32,000 square feet
Products: National Coatings' Quick Set AcryShield products


  • Hard Rock Stadium logo artwork and color needed to be precise. 
  • Logo coating required superior dirt pick-up resistant for optimum visibility for years to come.
  • Hot and humid weather conditions with mid-day storms required the use of a fast-setting roof coating to ensure proper set-up and dry time.
  • Florida's humid environment promotes biological growth on the roof-top which would pose several problems unless addressed properly. 
  • The project was under a very tight schedule for the first Miami Dolphins home game.


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  • National Coatings’ Color Specialist worked with the contractor and representatives at Hard Rock to perfectly match the colors to be used in the new logo. 
  • The large logo's were applied with precise detail.
  • The TPO membrane supplier choose National Coatings' primer and AcryShield base coat system to tenaciously adhere directly to the TPO.
  • The Quick Set AcryShield top coat provided industry leading UV protection, dirt pick-up resistance, longevity and brightness. 
  • Quick Set AcryShield roof coating allowed the coating to set-up and skim within 30 minutes, ensuring all logo artwork would withstand an afternoon shower.
  • The Quick Set AcryShield product was specifically formulated for environments with wet weather, like Florida; therefore, the coating included additives that combat algae and fungicide growth to safeguard against any future biological growth.

Roofing contractors, Adam Honig with Thermoset Roofing and River Tunnell from SRG Roofing were pleased to work alongside and use National Coating's products. Tunnell stated, It was a pleasure partnering with Andy, Missy and National Coatings on this project, everything went without a hitch and we are beyond impressed with the quality of their products.

"One of the true testaments to our coatings high performance quality and durability was the finished logo's ability to withstand Hurricane Matthew; a category 4 storm that hit the Atlantic Coast of Florida only 48 hours after the completion of the project”, said Andy Eisner, National Coating's Gulf States-South East Regional Sales Manager. “Just imagine what National Coatings' silicone and acrylic coatings can do for your aging roof, regardless of the substrate and at a cost far less than a traditional re-roof."

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