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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

LEARN: Can My Roof Benefit from a Roof Maintenance System?

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

acryshield-arm-diagram.pngRoof coating are excellent as maintenance systems because they renew and repair aged roof substrates while lengthening the roofs’ lifespan and lowering costs.

Maintenance Systems using Roof Coatings

The AcryShield® Roof Management (ARM) System is excellent for maintaining your roof. These systems allow you to renew your roof every 10+ years to avoid a costly tear-off indefinitely. The ARM systems provide a simple solution to lengthening your roofs lifespan while increasing or adding UV protection. This not only protects your roof from premature aging and roof failures, but it also lowers cooling costs associated with using an air conditioning unit to cool the inside of the building.

The ARM system uses localized polyester fabric reinforcement in weak areas on the rooftop to create durability and strength in those troubled areas. The base coat renews the roofs waterproofing capabilities and provides resistance to ponded water. The AcryShield topcoats used in these roof maintenance systems provide industry leading UV protection, longevity and brightness leaving you with a white, reflective rooftop with lowered roof maintenance costs, lowered energy costs and superior waterproofing capabilities.

The ARM systems are great for renewing your existing roof when minimal aging has occurred or for adding UV protection and high reflectivity to your existing, non-reflective roof – new or aged. These roof maintenance systems can be applied over asphalt, BUR, concrete, EPDM, Hypalon, metal, mod bit, PVC, single-plies, SPF (re-coat) and TPO roof surfaces.

To learn more about our roof maintenance systems, download our FREE Product Brochure.

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Tags: Roof Maintenance, ARM