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Roof Restoration: The Obvious Choice to Solving Your Roofing Issues

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Renew-Sustain-Maintain.pngThere are many different roofing options to choose from in the roofing market but not all of them provide an easy, non-intrusive, and cost effective solution. Installing a roof restoration system over your existing roof membrane can save you thousands of dollars, a great deal of time, and provide you with many other benefits you did not even think of. Read the list of benefits below to learn why roof restoration using a roof coating system is so popular.

Cost Effective
Roof restoration systems restore your existing aged or failing roof with 50-70% less costly than a tradition roof replacement.

Save time
Roof restoration is much less labor intensive than a roof tear-off. A roof tear-off requires tearing off the existing roof substrate, gathering and removing the old roof from the site to a landfill, and then following up with the new construction to build the new roof. These stages require business closures and ideal weather conditions.

Keep Your Business Open During Installation/Restoration
Roof coating systems do not require you to close your business during application, allowing you to conduct business as usual and create sales during the installation phases. Installing a roof coating system is minimally disruptive - no seams welding, drilling or nailing is performed during installation and no odors or harsh chemicals are used to apply the coating system. It is sprayed on in stages ranging from 3 to 5 steps depending on the roof coating system you select.

Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly
Need Help? Contact a Roofing  Professional  Zero ObligationLandfills in America are overly congested. We as a Nation are constantly trying to “recycle”, “reuse” and “go green”. Restoring your existing roof opposed to tearing it off, disposing of it and starting new, is an excellent way to recycling and reusing your current building materials. Many AcryShield roof coatings are LEED compliant for sustainable sites, energy and atmosphere, and materials and resources. AcryShield also has a line of roof coatings that produce ZERO VOC’s or volatile organic content. Many roof coating systems are renewable every 10 to 15 years after the first roof coating system is installed, allowing you to avoid a roof replacement/tear-off indefinitely!

Re Roofing is the Obvious Choice
It is no wonder why we believe re roofing is the best choice for fixing your aged or leaking commercial roof. With money and time savings, as well as, environmental benefits, roof restoration systems are the most ideal. To find out if you can benefit from one of these systems, contact us today or for information on roof coatings, download our FREE ROOF BUYERS GUIDE!

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Tags: Roof Restoration, re-roofing

Reflective Roof Coatings are LOADED with Benefits

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

DSCF5510.jpgReflective roof coatings provide excellent benefits due to their ability to reflect the sun’s heat away from the building. This article will focus on the importance of reflectivity; however, keep in mind that choosing a reflective roof coating system over traditional roofing also saves building owners and facility maintenance managers time and money and these coating systems provide contractors with ease of installation. You can get a roof coating system that meets and exceeds rigorous standards set by ASTM, AIA, FM, ICC-ES, UL, ENERGY STAR, CRRC, Miami-Dade County and LEED. Click here for the AcryShield product line list of credentials and ratings.

The main benefit of using a reflective roof coating is its capability to cool and protect the surface of the roof by blocking the majority of UV rays (heat) from being absorbed into the roof. Because these coatings do this, they can also:

  • Decreases roof surface temperature by more than 50˚F according to an article the US Department of Energy wrote, Guidelines for Selecting Cool Roofs.
  • Lowers electrical costs used to air condition the buildingCLICK HERE TO FIND OUT: What's The Difference  Between "Cool Roof"  Versus A "Normal" Roof?
  • Improves indoor comfort by reducing the ambient air temperature inside the building up to 6 degrees according to RCMA (Roof Coating Manufacturer’s Association)
  • Improves R-value for better insulation or resistance to heat flow transfer
  • Increases the efficiency and lifespan of your HVAC units
  • Prevents and protects against premature degradation and aging caused by high surface temperatures on the roof - fun fact - the sun’s heat is the #1 cause of premature roof failure.
  • Lengthened roof life-cycle
  • Reduced roof maintenance costs
  • Provides 100% sustainability and renewability
  • Environmentally safe and friendly – reduces landfill waste, ultra low or zero VOC’s, reduces energy consumption and costs and does not require a costly roof tear-off

Learn more about reflective roof coatings; download our Free Guide to Roof Coatings – Cool Roof Buyer’s Guide.

Download our FREE Benefits Brochure For Detailed Information On Our Systems & Coatings

Tags: Reflective Roof Membrane, re-roofing, white roof coatings, reflective roofing

Re-Roofing is Cost Effective

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, May 07, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

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Many building owners and facility maintenance managers do not realize they typically have the option to save a lot of time and money by restoring their existing roof to new. Installing a roof coating system that is applied directly on top of their aged or failing rooftop allows them to avoid a traditional roof tear-off or roof replacement. By re-roofing their building, they can save a tremendous amount of time, money, and headache. 

Download our FREE Roof Coating Systems Benefits Brochure Roof Tear-Offs and Replacements are Expensive
When you tear your existing roof off your building, you incur labor fee’s which depend on how long it takes to remove the old roof, you incur landfill waste fee’s and you lose money and opportunities because your business cannot stay open during construction.

Re-Roofing Saves Time and Money
Re-roofing or coating your roof eliminates any removal stages and landfill costs. The roof coating system is spray applied directly over the existing roof membrane, covering it completely and restoring it into a brand new rooftop. These systems are not disruptive during installation, allowing your business to remain open and proceed as usual. There is no drilling, nailing, or welding associated with these roof coating systems, eliminating any disruptive noises.  National Coatings in particular uses base and top coats containing ultra-low or zero VOC’s eliminating harmful and strong odors. Companies such as Kaiser Permanente and Arden Fair Mall greatly benefited from one of National Coatings re-roofing systems as it was extremely important for both companies to remain open during construction, causing no disruption to their facility, their employee’s and their customers/patients. (Click on the hyperlinks on their names to read their case studies.)

Need Help? Contact a Roofing  Professional  Zero ObligationWho Can Benefit from a Re-Roofing?
Most roofs can be re-coated and restored. National Coatings recommends contacting one of our Roofing Professionals to get a roof evaluation done to see what type of system best suites your roofs needs. It is unlikely but possible that the existing roof is so damaged that it cannot be salvageable so a professional evaluation is the best way to move forward. Roof coating systems can be applied on virtually any roof substrate, such as asphalt, bur, mod bit, single-ply, Hypalon, TPO, EPDM, metal and concrete roofs.

For more information, download our full product brochure. If you want specific information pertaining to your roof type, download one of our FREE Substrate Brochures:

Tags: Roof Restoration, re-roofing