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EPDM Roof Coatings Restore Failing and Aging EPDM

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Feb 09, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Spray_pic.pngRestoring your aged and failing EPDM roof allows you to save a substantial amount of money and time on avoiding a roof tear-off while gaining a seamless roofing system with high reflectivity.

When initially installed, an EPDM roof is ballasted, mechanically attached or fully adhered to the roof. Shrinkage occurs to the EPDM as the oils of the substrate slowly evaporate, causing the EPDM to become brittle, losing its flexibility and capability to expand and contract with different temperature fluctuations. The shrinkage results in seam failure as the membrane tears away from the adhered substrate, eventually leading to roof failures. 

We have an excellent solution for restoring your EPDM roof into a brand new roof without business disruptions or closures. The AcryShield EPDM roof coating systems are ideal for proving excellent waterproofing, superior durability and protection, and reduced maintenance costs while extending the life span of the roof. Our AcryShield A502 base coat can be adhered DIRECTLY to the EPDM without the need for additional primers or etching rinses. (For more, download our FREE guide on Restoring EPDM Roofs.) This coating saves installation cost and time as the labor intensive and time consuming priming stage is removed from the process altogether.

Need Help? Contact a Roofing  Professional  Zero ObligationThe AcryShield EPDM roof coatings deliver the benefit of a seamless roofing system. Seamless membranes provide waterproofing advantages because they are spray applied across your entire roof surface, including difficult areas such as HVAC equipment, pipes, drains and other hard to reach areas. The seamless membrane eliminates joints and patches, creating a very durable, monolithic surface with excellent strength and flexibility.

Another advantage to coating your existing EPDM roof is gained reflectivity. These days, many jurisdictions require a “cool roof” and many building owners desire one; however, EPDM’s surface is black providing no reflective capabilities. Reflective roofing systems are beneficial because they provide a cooler ambient air temperature inside the building with less air-conditioning usage. This saves a tremendous amount of energy usage and cost throughout the year. The reflectivity capabilities also provide UV protection against premature aging and damaging to your roof. (See the Harbor Freight Case History for a testimonial on their experience with an AcryShield Cool Roof System.)  

Learn More About Coating Over  Aged  Single-PliesFor more information on fully restoring your EPDM roof into a bright white, highly reflective, seamless roof without worrying about a costly tear-off or any disruptions to your work environment during installation, click here to download our FREE guide Restoring Your EPDM Roof!


Tags: Single-Ply Roof Coatings, EPDM Roofing