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Why Roof Restoration is Far Greater than A New Roof

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

roof restorationRoof restoration provides a cost effective, sustainable, environmentally friendly option to resolving your low-slope roofing issues without disrupting occupants inside the building.

Sustainability and environmentally friendly roofing options are in high demand because many businesses and corporations have goals to improve waste reduction and improve energy efficiency. In some areas these same goals are actually written into building codes and have become a requirement. The AcryPly and ARM roof restoration systems use highly reflective AcryShield roof coatings to provide an energy efficient building with cooler indoor ambient temperatures, lowering cooling usage and costs. These systems are sustainable and applied directly on top of your existing roof. This process speeds up installation time and reduces costs, as the systems are not as labor intensive as the installation of a new roof. The roof restoration does not require the existing roof to be torn off, eliminating the contribution of landfill waste and costing you less, as you do not need to pay the landfill fees. These AcryPly and ARM roof restoration systems are also renewable and can be re-coated every 10+ years to lengthen the roof-life, renew the reflectivity, and insure excellent waterproofing capabilities. Read our case study on the F&A Federal Credit Union – A Life Cycle Cost and Savings Study on AcryShield Roof Coatings.

Another huge cost advantage to both the AcryPly and ARM systems are they do not require a business to close during installation. The systems create minimal noise and have low odor (often zero VOC’s), allowing you to conduct business as usual with less disruption to the occupants inside the building. New roof installs can take upward of a few weeks, costing business owners a great amount of revenue loss while their business is closed during the installation process. Restoring your low-slope, commercial roof is far cheaper, faster, and there is much less disruption to your buildings’ occupants than completing an extensive new roof project.

Download our FREE Guide to Roof Coatings or our Product Brochure for additional information. Contact us (with zero obligation) before you make a decision and we can evaluate if your roof is an ideal candidate for a cost-saving, sustainable roof restoration system!

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What Flat Roof Materials Do I Need to Coat and Preserve my TPO Roof?

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

The AcryShield Roof Management (ARM) System is ideal for preserving your TPO roof, while avoiding a roof replacement. The ARM System for TPO was designed to eliminate any priming or etching rinse stages; therefore, saving the contractor time and the building owner money.


When preserving a TPO roof, you will need these 3 flat roof materials:

  1. AcryShield A502 Base Coat – The A502 was specifically formulated for tenaciously adhering directly to TPO. This roof coating allows you to eliminate priming the entire roof substrate before installation begins.
  2. Customized Local Reinforcement – High-tensile strength polyester reinforcing fabrics add superior strength and long term durability to localized areas on the roof that need extra care.
  3. AcryShield Top Coat – The AcryShield top coat you choose can range from our standard elastomeric coating, which provides longevity and brightness with superior dirt pick-up resistance and protection against biological attach, such as algae; to our high performance top coats, that specialize in extra foot traffic and physical abuse protection, ultra high reflectance or fast setting coatings to resist early wash-off associated with light rain and heavy dew. Most these coatings also exceed all ASTM D6083 requirements and also offer excellent tensile strength, elongation and wet adhesion. Contact us for more information 800-423-9557.

Need Help? Contact a Roofing  Professional  Zero ObligationInstalling an ARM System to lengthen the life of your existing TPO roof is non-disruptive to the work environment and provides ease of application with only 3 installation steps. Depending on the top coat chosen for your project, you can get a roofing system with ZERO VOC’s, otherwise, all the ARM Systems for TPO contain ultra low VOC’s which means there are no harmful or strong odors. Installation is spray applied, creating a monolithic roofing membrane, which is custom tailored to your roofs particular needs and there is no disruptive drilling, nailing or seam welding involved. Your building is able to remain open for business as usual!

When choosing an AcryShield Roof Management System, you are selecting flat roof materials that will protect and extend the lifespan of your aged, leaking TPO roof. You get superior durability and performance with our AcryShield base and top coats with an added benefit of gaining a highly reflective roof substrate which allows you to lower energy usage and consumption – saving you money. The ARM System also lowers roof maintenance costs and increases weatherproofing benefits that allow you to lower the total life-cycle costs of your building.

For more information on extending the lifespan of your existing TPO roof, download our FREE Single-Ply Roofing Brochure! Or contact one of our Roofing Professionals; we are here to help you!

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SINGLE-PLY RESTORATION SYSTEMS Offering DIRECT Adhesion to most Single-Ply Substrates - Eliminating Costly & Timely Installation Steps

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3 Ways to Determine if Your Single-Ply Roof Needs a Roof Restoration System

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Jun 02, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

singleply-before-coatingIt is always best to be proactive in regards to fixing and restoring your commercial roof; however, this does not always happen because the roof is “out of sight, out of mind” making it easily the most skipped over element in properly maintaining a building.  The good news is more than likely it is not too late to restore or maintain your existing single-ply roof to new. Roof restoration systems extend the lifespan of your roof, lower roof maintenance costs and if maintained properly in the future, can avoid a costly and timely roof tear-off indefinitely.

Lets dive into the most common signs that your single-ply needs a roof restoration system.

The most obvious of all - when water penetrates the inside of your building you need to do something quickly. Determining the location of the leak can sometimes be difficult but a professional roof inspector can help.

Download our FREE Roof Coating Systems Benefits BrochureDeterioration
Deterioration covers several different aspects. If you notice any of the issues in the list below, when inspecting your roof surface, contact us or call 800-423-9557 immediately so we can evaluate your roof and hopefully provide a roof restoration solution so you avoid a tear-off.

  • Blisters
  • Delamination
  • Deterioration
  • Holes
  • Mechanical Abuse Areas
  • Defects on the Roof Membrane

Learn More About Coating Over  Aged  Single-PliesFailing Joints and SeamsMake sure all the joints and seams are undamaged, watertight and intact. Make sure to double check joint locations at walls, equipment base flashings (HVAC equipment, skylights, etc…) and near pipe penetrations. Make sure all seams holding your single-ply roofing together are working effectively. Seams need to be able to be flexible to expand and contract with the roof’s fluctuations. Seam failure can be the number one cause for damage as water can easily penetrate these areas when they begin aging, chalking and losing their durability and flexibility.

If your single-ply roof is experiencing any of these failures, you will want to consider an AcryShield Roof Maintenance (ARM) System or an AcryPly Roof Restoration System, so you don't have to replace and tear-off your roof later - this will save you thousands of dollars. Download more information on our Roof Maintenance and Roof Restoration Systems, here


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