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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

Roof Restoration: Why Should I Restore My Aged Roof?

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
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There are several reasons why roof restoration is not only the BEST CHOICE but should be the ONLY CHOICE. These systems provide cost savings, lengthen roof life, excellent waterproofing, durability, strength, reflectivity, energy efficiency and more! They are environmentally friendly and sustainable, meaning the AcryPly® Roof Restoration Systems can be renewed, allowing you to avoid a costly and timely traditional roof tear-off indefinitely. 

Here are the Benefits:

  • Download our FREE Roof Coating Systems Benefits Brochure Excellent Waterproofing
    • Roof failures and leaks are the number one reason a person replaces their roof. Using the AcryPly Roof Restoration System you receive a custom installed, seamless roofing membrane that is spray applied directly on top of your existing roof, coating and sealing all the different elements your particular roof possesses - equipment, hatches, pipes, skylights, penetrations, etc.. in a single, monolithic membrane that can expand and contract with temperature changes without splitting, ripping, tearing or cracking at seams (since there are none!). You receive a roofing system that providing excellent waterproofing that has been proven over 33 years and has been installed on hundreds of millions of square feet of commercial buildings! Check out our Case Histories for more information.

  • Cost Savings
    • Roof restoration systems avoid costly roof replacement. This means shorter installation phases, no landfill fee's, and businesses can remain open, conducting business as usual since theses systems are non-disruptive (spray applied, no drilling, nailing, seam-welding, or harsh odors).
    • These systems reduce roof maintenance, with superior UV protection, the roof coatings protect your rooftop from the harsh and damaging UV rays from the sun. Most people do not realize, but the sun is your rooftops worse enemy, causing the most degradation and damage. Therefore, it is vital to have an excellent UV protectant! 
    • Roof life is lengthen - with reduced roof maintenance and added UV protection, you save money as your roof lasts longer.
    • The ability to protect the roof from the sun, also allows you to save on your energy consumption. Energy cooling consumption is drastically reduced in the building as the top coats provide a "Cool Roof" substrate, reflecting the majority of the sun's heat away from the building, keeping the indoor ambient temperature cooler without using an air-conditioning unit. Many customers are pretty impressed with the results. "After the National Coatings' Cool Roof was installed we definitely noticed a difference in building temperature. It's not a marginal difference, either. It is between 15-20 degrees cooler inside the warehouse and store." - Jerry Moore, Facilities Director at Harbor Freight Tools

  • Environmentally Friendly
    • Sustainable! Our AcryPly Roof Restoration Systems can be renewed every 10 or so years to gain a fully durable, brand new rooftop, with renewed reflectivity and waterproofing capabilities. When properly sustained, these roofing systems will never have to be replaced or torn off. This allows you re-use existing roofing material and elevated already congested landfills.
    • ZERO VOC's or Ultra Low VOC's - Many of our roof coatings contain zero Volatile Organic Content (VOC) which are harmful to people and the environment.

  • Meet Rigorous Standards Set By:
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Download our Full Line Product Brochure for even more information on Benefits Regarding AcryShield Roof Coatings and AcryPly Roof Restoration System!

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Tags: Roof Restoration, roof leak repair, leak repair, roof repairs

Roof Repair for Tough Situations

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

Does your building require special installation requirements such as a clean room environment or a facility that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you are unsure how to solve your roof repair with those circumstances? Roof coating systems provide an excellent solution for these situations and others that are similar. 

No Disruption to FacilityNeed Help? Contact a Roofing  Professional  Zero Obligation

Many businesses operate in environments that cannot be disrupted during installation. Installing one of our AcryPly or AcryShield roof coating systems not only provides a fully adhered, seamless, watertight membrane, but this system is spray applied meaning there is no nailing, drilling or screwing required. This ensures minimal noise disruption and no dust or debris to come loose inside the building. 

Case Studies

TriVascular Inc installed one of NCC’s roof coating systems to their clean room facility and they were extremely satisfied with the outcome. TriVascular is a medical device manufacturer that operates in a clean room environment. It would cost them up to $100K per day to shut down their operation and if any dust, debris or water enters the room, it would compromise the sterile environment requiring a four-day re-certify before operations could continue. This extremely sensitive situation was still able receive a new roof coating system without shutting down or compromising their facility. For more on this case history read “Unique Roof Coating Sistuation – Clean Room Case History”.

Kaiser Permanente has been another company that requires absolutely no disruptions or closures during installation. Their medical centers are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are unable to shut down for a week or so to install a new roof. The AcryShiled SPF Roofing System was successfully installed on their South Bay Medical Center without disruption operations or their patients. Kaiser was provided with a 20-year warranty to their newly insulated and sound dampening watertight roofing system. Click here to read the “Kaiser Permanente Case History”.

The Arden Fair Mall is another company that had a severely aged and leaking roof that required extensive roof repair but could not afford to disrupt operations or close during installation. This 255,000 square foot mall needed a new roof while avoiding a costly tear off. Retail operations could not experience loud noises, debris from over head or any distractions to occupants and mall patrons. They received the AcryPly Roof Restoration System, which provided an extremely durable, waterproof roofing system with substantial energy savings all while the mall conducted business as usual. For more on this case study, read “Arden Fair Mall Case History”. 

If you in need of roof repair, extensive or in the beginning stages of deterioration and have a unique situation, call us to see if a roof coating system would be an ideal fit for you 800-423-9557. Our systems offer multiple benefits including:

  • Non-Intrusive Application Process
  • Reduced Roof Maintenance
  • Seamless Membrane
  • Quick Installation
  • Energy Savings
  • Cost Effective
  • Renewable

Download our Full Line Brochure for more information!

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