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Interested in Roofing Insulation?

Posted by Nicole Gale on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Need a New Roof with Excellent Protection Against Heat and Cold Transfer?

National Coatings specializes in delivering the highest quality roofing products and systems to meet your needs. We have two different roofing systems that provide exceptional roofing insulation: AcryPly-D™ for new construction and AcryShield SPF Roofing System for new construction or roof restoration.

AcryPly-D Deck Up System for New Construction

Roofing Insulation

The All Acrylic Polyiso Insulation AcryPly-D Deck Up roofing system provides a durable, leak-free weatherproofing membrane with advanced UV protection. This roofing system offers exceptional insulation R-values and has the highest per inch Long-Term Thermal Resistance (LTTR) values. The LTTR represents an advanced scientific method based on the consensus standard in the United States and Canada for providing test results with a 15-year time-weighted average LTTR. Therefore, the AcryPly-D Deck Up System’s thermal performance is proven to provide superior energy efficiency while being cost-effective. Click here for more information regarding our AcryPly-D Deck Up System.

AcryShield SPF for New Construction and Roof Restoration

Roofing InsulationThe AcryShield SPF Roofing System is excellent for a new construction project or for roof restoration. This system allows you to restore your existing roof into a brand new fully warranted* roofing system without the need for a costly roof replacement. This system uses sprayed polyurethane foam to provide custom insulation to the roof while delivering a monolithic, closed cell-waterproofing layer over the entire roof field. SPF is excellent for providing exceptional roofing insulation because it is spray applied and can be built-up to provide additional insulation while creating custom slopes to prevent ponded water and eliminate drainage issues. For more information regarding our AcryShield SPF Roofing System, download our brochure for free.

Benefits of Roof Insulation

Having great roofing insulation is important because the insulation prohibits heat and cold transfer from being released outside of the building. This can drastically save you money on energy consumption for cooling and heating your building while promoting increased comfort for the building occupants. The insulation improves energy efficiency and promotes a cleaner environment.

National Coatings is dedicated to helping you with your roofing issues. Give us a call 800-423-9557 and learn more about how our AcryPly-D and AcryShield SPF Roofing System can solve your roofing insulation needs.

*Call us to find out more about how you can qualify for a full system roof warranty on a new AcryShield SPF Roofing System

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Roof Coatings are Excellent for Flat Roof Surfaces

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

With all the options on the market for flat roof materials, why should I choose a roof coating system for my building?

Flat Roof materials

Excellent question! Roof coating systems have 4 primary benefits that other flat roof materials cannot offer:

1.    Spray Applied – Custom Tailored to YOUR Roof’s EXACT Needs
A roof coating system is applied by spraying the coating directly over the existing aged or failing membrane. This allows the coating to spread to those hard to reach areas, go around and under pipes, fully covering the surrounding surface areas of skylights, gutters, HVAC systems and other equipment placed on your roof. Other flat roof materials, such as single-plies, require you to cut around and patch these areas with a roof sealer. Not only does this add additional cost in labor, but these cut out and patched areas do not provide the same waterproofing protection as a single, fully adhered, monolithic membrane. A roof coating system covers the full surface of a roof field, leaving no unprotected areas to insure full waterproofing. Roof coatings provide excellent protection and coverage no matter what particular characteristics your roof possesses.

2.    Seamless
A seamless roof membrane is an ideal membrane because there are no holes, seams or patched areas that could create a possibility of leakage to occur. AcryShield roof coatings are packed full of ingredients that allow them to expand and contract with the changes in weather temperature. The seamless membrane moves together and pulls at an even rate across the roof field when temperatures rise and fall. Single-ply membranes such as TPO, EPDM and Hypalon have seams that are welded together and puncture holes where the single-ply is rolled out onto the roof and adhered to the existing membrane. These seams and holes carry the majority of the extra stress and pressure when the weather changes and are often the first areas to being tearing, causing leaks and premature roof failure.

3.    High Reflectivity – Added Protection to Prolong Roof Life
Roof coatings come in a range of colors but when looking for a highly reflective coating, you want to choose a bright white one that is full of UV blocking pigments. These pigments are necessary to provide protection for your roof from the leading cause of roof degradation – the sun. The sun’s UV rays break down the surface of a roof, resulting in a brittle roof membrane that easily cracks and tears, causing early roof failure and leaks. This is preventable with a highly reflective roof coating, such as the AcryShield A590. National Coatings has multiple coatings that are listed on the Cool Roof Rating Council for having high reflectivity and solar reflectance. While roof coatings provide excellent reflectivity, it is important to note, proper roof maintenance is key when wanting to extend your roof life indefinitely. The AcryShield Roof Maintenance (ARM) System, provides exceptional waterproofing protection and coverage to your roof. When applied every 10 years, the ARM System allows you to restore your roof to new, while never needing to do a costly tear-off.

4.    Non-Disruptive Application
Lastly, a roof coating system is an excellent choice for a company that cannot be disrupted from their normal, daily work environment. When a National Coatings roof coating system is applied to your roof, there are no noises from drilling, nailing or seam welding and due to the ultra low VOC content in the coatings; there are no harmful or strong odors. This is why hospitals, hotels, malls, and many other fortune 500 customers have chosen to use National Coatings products.

For additional information on roof coating systems, check out our full product brochure!


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Our High Performance, Watertight Roofing Systems Can Solve Your Roofing Needs

Posted by Nicole Gale on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

AcryShield Roof Management System Roof Maintenance

nc-armProtect and extend the life of your roofs with AcryShield® Roof Management Systems. These proven seamless roofing repair systems preserve and enhance new or aged metal, sprayed foam, and rubber roof systems simply, safely and cost effectively. You get superior durability and performance with AcryShield and AcryLock™ advanced elastomeric roof coating technologies; and the lower roof maintenance costs and increased weatherproofing benefits will lower the total life-cycle costs of your building.

AcryPly Roofing System Roof Restoration

NC-AcryPlyNeed 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 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.

AcryShield SPF Roofing System Roof Restoration & New Construction

nc-acryshieldspf1There is a roofing system engineered to last the life of your building. AcryShield® SPF Roofing Systems do not degrade like other roofs. The redundant waterproofing from long-lasting sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF roof) and high-performance acrylic roof coating also eliminates UV attack and deterioration. Roof performance properties in year 15 are equivalent to the initial installation. Consider the National Roofing Foundation’s comprehensive SPF sprayed polyurethane foam roof study where Dr. Rene M. Dupuis of Structural Research, Inc. concludes, "The field data…demonstrates that SPF roof systems provide long term performance and sustainability."
Achieve big boosts in your R-value with this fully-adhered, seamless, waterproofing system that has outstanding impact strength. Eliminate the most challenging problem of ponding water by custom tapering your roof as it is applied. All our AcryShield SPF Roofing Systems offer excellent value. 


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