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NCC Expanded its Sales Division Again with the Addition of Andy Eisner

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

National Coatings Expands its Sales Division Again by Hiring District Sales Manager Andy Eisner for the Gulf States-South East Region

Andy3_2We are pleased to announce Andy Eisner has joined National Coatings as the new District Sales Manager servicing the Gulf – South East Region.  Eisner will be concentrating on implementing sales objectives while maintaining and fostering exceptional service to existing and new customers. “I am thrilled to be on board with National Coatings as their new District Sales Manager." said Eisner. “I look forward to the endless opportunities to further our market presence while expanding our footprint both locally in the Gulf States Region as well as on a national level. In addition, working with our current representative’s while forging strong and strategic relationships. National’s senior management team offers the ‘best of the best’ and I look forward to being a major contributor to their continued success.”

Mr. Eisner joins National Coatings with a strong background in management having served over multiple branches as a Territory Sales Manager with Tecta America Corporation and as a Regional Sales Manager with Georgia Pacific. Eisner has a proven background in developing sustainable growth in the positions he has held previously along with verifiable profits for those companies.

"I am pleased that Andy has chosen to accept the challenge and join the National Coatings team. He is taking over what I built in the past 10 months and I couldn’t be more assured of its success than by having Andy take the wheel.” said Collin Qualls, National Coatings’ National Sales Manager.

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Repairing and Recoating AcryShield® Coated Roofs

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Introduction

One seldom mentioned benefit of the National Coatings AcryShield product line is that the coating can be easily recoated over itself.  Thus, after a decade or more of successful performance, when the coating becomes thin, additional coating millage can be applied without extensive preparation.
 
Recoating with AcryShield

Preparation

Before recoating, the coated roof surface must be clean, dry and free of materials that would compromise adhesion.  This includes dirt, chalked coating, and other airborne materials that may have accumulated, such as grease, and particulate material from nearby exhausts.  Typical cleaning techniques involve the use of pressure washer.  Be sure to keep the pressure to a minimum to avoid damaging the underlying roof membrane seams.  National Coatings Corporation Cleaner or common TSP may be required to thoroughly clean the originally coated roof.
 
After the roof is cleaned, there is a simple technique to insure the roof is sufficiently clean for recoating.  A piece of masking tape is pressed onto the roof and peeled off.  If the tape adheres well, and does not come off easily, the roof is sufficiently clean for recoating.  However, if the tape comes off easily, and carries with it chalked coating, dirt, mildew or other particulate, the roof is not clean and must be recleaned. 
 
Cracks and Punctures in the Coating and Underlying Membrane
During the service life of the roof, punctures, holes and cracks may have occurred in the coating.  These cracks may extend through the coating and well into the roofing membrane below.  The repair will be different depending on the type of roofing membrane. 
 
For asphalt, modified bitumen, and sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF), National Coatings Corporation AcryFlex trowelable sealant can be applied over the crack or hole with a spatula.  The sealant should be pressed into the membrane being sure there is no air trapped under the sealant.   Large cracks, greater than 1/8" wide should be reinforced with P272 polyester reinforcement scrim.  Large holes in SPF roofs may require a foam "plug" to be inserted into the hole.  The plug should be imbedded and sealed with AcryFlex sealant.
 
For thermoplastic and thermoset single plies, a piece of P272 polyester reinforcement 6" larger than the edge of the puncture and pressed into the AcryFlex trowelable sealant.  A second application of AcryFlex is applied.  After drying, AcryShield coating is applied.  
 
An alternative repair technique for EPDM is to first clean the coated roof, then apply a patch of a non-vulcanized peel-and-stick material.  The roof can be coated immediately after applying the patch.
 
Applying the Coating
The coating can then be applied to the cleaned roof surface.  The technique is analogous to applying the original coating.   For specifics, follow the Guide Specifications found on the National Coatings Corporation website.
 
Summary
The roof has now been restored to its original condition and original solar reflectance.  This process can be repeated many times over, saving the building owner countless thousands of dollars in reroofing expenses. Moreover, since this recoating does not qualify as a recover roof, it is not bound by the code requirements allowing only 2 roofs to be installed before both must be removed due to load constraints.  For the contractor there is an immediate economic benefit: it creates an easy opportunity for repeat business with an established client.

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Get an Approved Applicator to Install Your Roof - We Can Recommend a Few!

Posted by Nicole Gale on Wed, Jan 22, 2014 @ 08:02 AM
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In order to qualify for a full system warranty, we require the use of one of our approved applicators. This is beneficial for the building owner and facility maintenance manager because it ensures the contractor’s overall business operations, quality of workmanship and performance of roof installations meet our high standards. We strive to provide our customers with the highest quality roof products and the best roofing contractors to ensure you have a watertight, high performance roofing system that will last you for many years to come. For additional information regarding our Approved Applicator criteria click here and mention your request in the notes section. If you are a contractor interested in become an Approved Applicator, fill out our application.

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