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Ultra High Reflectance Roof Coatings for Outstanding Protection

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

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 AcryShield A179 and A590 Ultra High Reflectance

AcryShieldPailnolowtempflexHighly reflective top coatings provide excellent UV protection to your rooftop. This additional protection adds years to your roof and reduces roof maintenance costs. These highly reflective coatings also deliver a cooler and more comfortable environment inside the building with less air conditioning usage, ultimately lowering your energy utility costs. 

National Coatings has two ULTRA high reflectant roof coatings that not only deliver the excellent benefits above, but offer some of the best reflectivity in the roofing industry:

  1. The AcryShield A179 is an acrylic top coat designed to reduce roof degradation and prolong the life of the roof, thereby significantly lowering life-cycle costs. A179 is used in the AcryShield Roof Management System and has been formulated to adhere to Metal and Concrete roofing systems to enhance the roofs solar reflectance. 

    A179 is a superior coating for substrates that have minimal movement or in geographies where low temperature flexibility is not required. With excellent abrasion resistance, it has the ability to be applied at lower film thickness and over several different materials including: tile, cement, cementitious substrates, clay, and pavers.

  2. The AcryShield A590 is an acrylic coating with ultra high-reflectance and superior UV protection for use in AcryShield or AcryPly Roofing Systems. This coating has been designed to adhere to SPF as a base and top coat. When used with any of our outstanding base coats, A590 can perform over a wide variety of existing aged roofing systems including: BUR, Mod Bit, Asphalt, Hypalon®, EPDM, TPO, PVC, Metal and Concrete.

    The ultra high reflectance of A590 is engineered to lower air conditioning energy costs. A590 reduces roof degradation and prolongs the life of the roof it is applied to, significantly lowering the life-cycle costs of the roof.

    AcryShield A590 exceeds all ASTM D6083 requirements and also offers excellent tensile strength, elongation and wet adhesion.

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BENEFITS of A179: APPROVALS of A179:
  • Ultra High-Reflectance
  • Superior Hiding
  • Excellent Abrasion Resistance
  • Durable & Renewable
  • Glossy Finish
  • Guaranteed to Prolong Roof Life
  • Significant Energy Savings
  • Reduced Life-Cycle Costs
  • Low VOC
  • CRRC Rated – Prod ID 0626-0015

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Cool Roof Data for A179

Bright White

Method

Initial

Aged

Solar Reflectance

ASTM C1549

.92

Pending

Thermal Emittance

ASTM C1371

.88

Pending

SRI

Calculated

117

Pending

For technical data on AcryShield A179 - Click on the Product Data Sheet.


BENEFITS of A590: APPROVALS of A590:
  • Ultra-High Reflectance
  • Seamless Waterproofing
  • Fully-Adhered Installation
  • Durable & Renewable
  • Guaranteed to Prolong Roof Life
  • Cooling Energy Savings
  • Reduced Life-Cycle Costs
  • Low VOC

This product, in white, meets the Energy Star® guidelines for reflectivity.

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CRRC Rated – Prod ID 0626-0006

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California Title 24 Compliant

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Accredited by the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, a business unit of the American Plastics Council

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UL 790 Class A Rating

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ICC-ES ESR-2140

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Cool Roof Data for A590

Bright White

Method

Initial

Aged

Solar Reflectance

ASTM C1549

.92

.87

Thermal Emittance

ASTM C1371

.87

.88

SRI

Calculated

117

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For technical data on AcryShield A590 - Click on the Product Data Sheet.


Tags: White Roof Coating, Reflective Coatings, High Performance Roof Coating

Weatherproof Roofing - Roof Coating Systems Protect your Building from Water Penetration and Ponded Water

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

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Roof leaks and moisture are the number one cause for concern when it comes to your roof. It does not matter the type of roof you have, when your roof begins to leak, you have to do something quickly to resolve the issue. Roof coating systems provide excellent waterproofing to your existing roof substrate (asphalt, single-ply, concrete, metal or SPF) without a traditional roof tear-off or closures to your business.

Need Help? Contact a Roofing  Professional  Zero Obligation Common causes of roof leaks and water penetration can widely range from a severely aged and brittle roof membrane to a relatively new membrane that is experiencing tears and rips at the seams. National Coatings roof coating systems provide a seamless, watertight, monolithic membrane across your entire roof surface, solving current leaks and preventing future leaks from occurring. These spray applied coating systems coat and cover the full roof surface providing complete waterproofing to your low-sloped roof even around pipes, penetrations, drains and equipment commonly found on the roof surface.

The AcryShield roof coating systems we install are very durable and flexible. The elastomeric base and topcoats used in these systems are able to stretch twice their original length and return to its original state without tearing or ripping. This is particularly important as weather climates fluctuate throughout the day; your roof expands and contracts to the hot and cold temperatures. This fluctuation can often cause leaks to roof membranes that are brittle or to roofs where the seams are not sufficiently adhered together. With an elastomeric, seamless membrane, your roof can easily expand and contract, protecting your building without ripping, tearing, and leaking. 

National Coatings has AcryShield roof coating systems and products that specialize in advanced ponded water protection. Ponded water, “water that remains on a roof surface longer than 48 hours after the termination of the most recent rain event” - defined by the National Roofing Contractors Association; can also cause major roof degradation and delamination, which eventually leads to water penetration. The AcryShield SPF Roofing System is custom tailored to your particular roof to provide a slope in necessary areas where ponded water occurs, eliminating drainage issues and ponded water from occurring again.

For more information on these roof coating systems, download our FREE Product & Application Brochure or call us at 800-423-9557

 

Tags: Roof Coating Systems, White Roof Coating, Elastomeric Roof Coating, High Performance Roof Coating

Why are Green Roof Systems so Popular?

Posted by Nicole Gale on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 @ 08:00 AM
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First off, lets define what a green roof system is. Green roof systems are roofs that use an environmentally friendly material to protect the building below. These roof systems can range from vegetative roofs with drainage systems, to container gardens where the plants are in pots, to roofs that are covered with a “green” technology such as a reflective roof coating. In this article, we are going to discuss the latter – Green Roof Systems using reflective roof coatings. 

There are several advantages to this type of roofing system making them popular among building owners and facility maintenance managers.

Benefits of a Green Roof System using Reflective Roof Coatings:

  • Inside of the Building Remains Cooler - The temperature inside the building remains cool as the reflective roof coating returns most of the sun’s radiation from the building back into the atmosphere - this keeping the roof cooler and in turn, the building temperature remains cooler.
  • Reduced Costs – Lowers energy costs from air conditioning usage, decreases roof maintenance costs and extends the overall life of the roof. The reflective coatings protect your roof from the damaging UV rays from the sun, prohibiting early roof degradation and failures from occurring. 
  • Improves Energy Efficiency – Energy savings of 10-30% in cooling energy by using a reflective roof coating system. Check out the AcryShield High Reflectance A590, which was engineered to lower air conditioning energy costs. 
  • Environmentally Friendly – Reduces the Urban Heat Island Effect due to the reflective properties in the coating.  Decreases the use of air-conditioning which lowers CO2 and other emissions from being released into the air. Check out the AcryShield Roof Maintenance System or AcryPly Roof Restoration Systems – these systems are environmentally friendly and both use products with ultra low VOC’s, and have no harmful or strong odors. In fact, all of our acrylic coatings are solvent free and have ultra low VOC's. 

National Coatings works hard to deliver industry leading, superior roof coating systems that comprise all of the benefits above. We pride ourselves in manufacturing coatings that protect your roof from the natural elements that cause most of the damage to a roof – the sun’s UV rays. Our products have more UV blocking pigments; are richer in performance polymers providing strength, elasticity, adhesion and durability. Our AcryShield roof coatings meet the standards set by ASTM, AIA, FM, ICC-ES, ENERGY STAR, CRRC, Miami-Dade County, and LEED.  There is no better choice when looking to restore your roof than by choosing a National Coating green roof system. The benefits are incomparable. For more information on green roof systems using reflective roof coatings, download our FREE Considering Coatings – A Free Guide to Roof Coatings.

 

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