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Superior Roof Coating for Areas that Require Low Temperature Flexibility

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Feb 10, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

AcryShield A510 

A Superior Roof Coating for Areas that Require Low Temperature Flexibility

acryshield_pail_no_background-resized-600AcryShield A510 is an excellent choice as a top coat over asphalt, single-ply, SPF, metal and concrete roofing. A510 can also be applied as a base coat for both SPF and metal roofing. A510 provides longevity and brightness with superior dirt pick-up resistance and protection against biological attach such as algae and mold. The AcryShield A510 is ideal for areas where extra levels of low temperature flexibility is required (areas where temperatures drop below 0˚F). A510 exceeds all ASTM D6083 requirements and also offers excellent tensile strength, elongation, and wet adhesion. 

  • Seamless Waterproofing 
  • Fully-Adhered Installation
  • Optimum Adhesion to SPF
  • Acrylic Durability
  • Energy Savings
  • Prolonged Roof Life
  • Reduced Life Cycle Costs
  • Renewable
  • Ultra Low VOC

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Tags: Roof Coating, spray applied roofing, AcryShield

Do Newly Constructed Roofs Benefit by Installing a Roof Coating System?

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Oct 07, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

blue_diamond-03-chAbsolutely! A roof coating system not only provides excellent reinforcement and waterproofing to aged roofs, but they can also provide UV protection against premature aging and roof failure to new roofs.

High reflectivity is often promoted when speaking of a roof coating system because it provides two important functions, increased energy efficiency and conservation, and UV protection. Everyone is familiar with and wants to benefit from lower energy usage and costs but they often times do not realize that with those benefits comes an even better benefit – UV protection.

Roof coating systems that use highly reflective topcoats are packed with UV blocking pigments that protect your roof from the harmful and damaging UV rays the sun emits. The greater capability the roof coating has to reflect these rays away from the rooftop, the greater protection and increased longevity your roof has. White reflective roof coatings reflective a majority of the sun’s heat (aka UV rays) away from the building back into the atmosphere. This keeps your buildings’ ambient air temperature cooler, which is responsible for lowering your energy usage and costs and provides your roof with greater protection from essentially drying out – becoming brittle, cracking, splitting, separating, tearing and eventually leaking. A roof needs to expand and contract with changing air temperature fluctuations throughout the day. Unfortunately, the harmful UV rays dry out the surface of the roof, slowly destroying its ability to remain flexible. This is the reason they say the sun is the most destructive and damaging element to your roof.

Download our FREE Roof Coating Systems Benefits Brochure With that all said, a roof coating system using a highly reflective topcoat is an excellent preventative measure for a new or aged roof as they increase your roofs lifespan, lower roof maintenance costs and protect your roof from the destructive UV rays from the sun.  The AcryShield A590 topcoat is rated one of the highest reflective roof coatings in the industry. With an initial solar reflectance of 0.92 and a 3-year solar reflectance of 0.87, this roof coating is able to reflect almost all of the sun’s UV rays, leaving little for the roof to absorb any heat. Visit the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) for more information or check out our list of highly rated CRRC products.

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Tags: Roof Coating Membranes, Roof Coating Systems, AcryShield SPF Roofing System, AcryShield, new construction

Why are NCC's Formulations Comparatively Better than the Rest?

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

acryshield_pail_no_background-resized-600National Coatings' roof coatings are leading in performance in the roofing industry for the following reasons:

  • NCC formulas are well balanced. A balanced formula is one where the chemistry of active ingredients are stoichiometrically ratioed and where the most important ingredient is not outweighed by additives that are incorporated to increase the volume of the resulting product.
  • NCC’s choice of raw materials is well based irrespective of cost considerations. It is with consideration of the most current technology, the safest choice being the least toxic and most environmental friendly, the best in terms of chemical, mechanical properties and weatherability. To name a few, NCC chooses:
    • a non-yellowing all-acrylic resin versus the styrenated acrylic resins
    • a more durable rutile TIO2 pigment than the cheaper anatase version
    • an excellent resin choice for the specified application
    • an excellent choice for the dispersion of the pigment and pigment extenders
    • most effective in-can preservative and biocide
    • to purchase raw materials from local suppliers with proven track record and with technical support within reach than from off-shore suppliers offering reduced pricing for their products 
  • NCC's manufacturing process assures excellent blending, homogeneity and long term stability  in the resulting products.
  • NCC’s quality control specifications are tight assuring batch to batch reproducibility in the products.
  • NCC assures compliance to industry standards with Product Property Testing using American Standard Test Methods performed by certified test laboratories. Not only do the test results meet the requirements, they are statistically accurate signifying batch to batch reproducibility.

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Tags: Roof Coating Membranes, Roof Coating Systems, Roof Coating, AcryPly, AcryShield