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Atmospheric Rivers Cause Unintended Consequences to Roofs & Buildings

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Feb 21, 2023 @ 08:19 PM
Atmospheric Rivers NCCThe U.S. West Coast has been hit with several atmospheric rivers lately. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, these atmospheric rivers "are relatively long, narrow regions in the atmosphere – like rivers in the sky – that transport most of the water vapor outside of the tropics. These columns of vapor move with the weather, carrying an amount of water vapor roughly equivalent to the average flow of water at the mouth of the Mississippi River. When the atmospheric rivers make landfall, they often release this water vapor in the form of rain or snow." 
AcryShield Roof  Management Brochure Renewable Roofing with  Durability, Sustainability  & Superior ProtectionAtmospheric Rivers Caused Excessive Amount of Water Damage to Buildings
Too much sustained wind and rain in a short period of time can cause all sorts of water damage to buildings due to unresolved or unknown roofing and building envelope issues. The recent storms on the West Coast have done just that. Excessive amounts of water damage to buildings have been reported and contractors are experiencing large amounts of leak repair calls. They are being inundated with work and foresee this entire year being very busy resolving these issues. As the Earth continues to warm, climate scientists are predicting these storms to occur more frequently, bringing even more destruction.
How Can You Protect Yourself?
We can't stop Mother Nature but we can implement ways to protect our buildings and the assets inside of them. We recommend scheduling a roof inspection or doing one yourself. If you see damage, ponding water, clogged drains, blisters, dried out roofing material, tears, etc... You need to get these areas fixed as soon as possible. National Coatings' AcryShield Roof Management (ARM) System is an excellent waterproofing solution. This system can be applied directly over your aged and or failing roof without a costly or time consuming roof tear-off and replacement. These systems are also fluid applied over virtually any roofing substrate for a custom tailored, seamless, monolithic rooftop. To learn more, download our free AcryShield Roof Management (ARM) Brochure.

Tags: roof leak repair, roofing repairs, roof restoration system, weatherproofing, seamless roof membrane, re-roofing, commerical roofing, ARM, sustainable roofing solutions

AcryPly & SPF Roof Restoration System - Energy Efficient Reflective Rooftop

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Feb 02, 2023 @ 11:52 AM

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101 Bonaventura

Energy Efficient, Highly Reflective Rooftop


Size: 34,000 square feet
Location: San Jose, California
System: AcryPly Roofing System
Products: AcryShield A503, A400 and A500
Contractor: Just Leaks, Inc.

Challenge: Aged Cap Sheet

  • Aging Cap Sheet was deteriorating and starting to leak in ponding areas at perimeter.

  • 2x4 “diverters” were installed to divert water to scuppers but were ineffective.

  • Owner was interested in Cool Roof Solution to reduce summer cooling bills.

  • HVAC units were set on sleepers that could not be waterproofed.

Solution: AcryPly & SPF Roof Restoration System

  • Removed 2x4 “diverters”, lifted HVAC units and install waterproof supports.
  • Build up crickets along perimeter using SPF foam to eliminate ponding and to direct water to drains.
  • AcryShield top coat provided high reflectivity for energy efficiency and a Cool Roof solution.

“The client was so impressed with the quality and cost effectiveness of the integrated AcryPly and SPF Roof Systems that he had us do the rest of the 5 buildings in his commercial complex,” said Scott Siemer, President at Just Leaks, Inc.

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Choose from 3 AcryPly Roofing Systems to Solve Your Roofing Needs

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Jan 26, 2023 @ 11:25 AM

AcryPly 3 Systems

Need a technology-driven commercial roofing system that extends the life of your roof with less roof maintenance? Consider our high performance reinforced, fully-adhered and seamless AcryPly® Commercial Roofing Systems. With these commercial roofing systems you benefit from the latest product and installation advances in environmentally-friendly water-based coatings that include reinforced asphalt emulsion and Cool Roof elastomerics. You can custom-reinforce your roof restoration for extra toughness under adverse service conditions, and you benefit from long-term warranty options and the added confidence of using qualified professional applicators.

Three Systems to Choose From:

All Acrylic
  • The AcryPly All Acrylic System offers outstanding renewable, watertight, long-lasting weatherproofing capabilities with industry leading UV protection, longevity and brightness. The acrylic top coats are formulated for superior dirt pick-up resistance and protection against biological attack, such as algae and mold. Where existing aged roof substrates are smooth, such as with single-plies (EPDM, Hypalon, PVC and TPO) an all acrylic AcryShield system may be used. 
Acrylic and Emulsion
  • These systems offer the same great benefits of the All Acrylic System but is specifically formulated for use over aged asphalt, BUR and mod bit roofs. The Pro-Grade® 197 Asphalt Emulsion economically fills in any cracks and voids typically found in asphalt roofing, providing an added level of waterproofing and an excellent foundation upon which to build the balance of the membrane. 
Acrylic + Silicone
  • These systems contains high solids, low VOC's, while offering a one-component, moisture-curing silicone roof coating system to restore and repair your existing roof.  With its high solids content and absence of hydrocarbon solvents, this coating can be applied in excess of 40 mils in a single coat without blistering, while maintaining maximum adhesion.  

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Key Benefits:

Superior Protection
  • Durable weatherproofing. Much more resistant than traditional roofing to general chemical attack from precipitation and vent emissions.
  • Total UV blocking. Protects against the main cause of roof leaks and failure.
  • Superior reinforcement. 
Less Labor and More Safe
  • Often applied over existing roofs without costly tear-off and landfill waste.
  • No irritating and unpleasant odors.
  • No dangerous temperatures, hot asphalt or torches -- Only environmentally-friendly water-based systems.
  • Crews achieve much higher productivity.
  • Your money goes into safe, "sustainable technology" materials, not excess labor. 
Cool Roof Solution
  • The latest in highly reflective acrylic roof coating technology.
  • Advanced chemistry resistant to dirt pickup.
  • Reflectivity up to three times greater than dark BUR, EPDM, and ModBit roofing, means large energy savings and less roof maintenance for fast paybacks on roof investments.
  • Keeps heat off your roof, reducing membrane stress and heat-accelerated degradation. 
Maximum Flexibility
  • Can be applied to the broadest range of substrates including BUR, Modified Bitumen, EPDM, PVC, TPO, Hypalon, Metal and Transite.
  • Very adaptable for high-rise buildings.
  • No inconvenience to occupants during application.
  • Installation can be phased based on your highest priority problem areas and budget constraints.

Learn more about AcryPly Systems