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National Coatings Receives New ICC-ES Evaluation Report

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

National Coatings Receives New ICC-ES Evaluation Report Adding Several Systems and Compliancy for 2012 International Building Code® (IBC) 

National Coatings Corporation (NCC) is pleased to announce the delivery of their upgraded ICC-ES evaluation report - ESR #2140. This new report provides evidence that the four recently added AcryShield Roofing Systems meet code requirements and includes the addition of the AcryShield and AcryPly Roof Coating Systems compliancy with the new 2012 IBC codes.

ICC-ES Evaluation Reports are utilized by building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others to provide a basis for using or approving roofing systems in construction projects under the 2012, 2009 and 2006 International Building Code.

ICC-ES thoroughly examined National Coatings’ roof coating systems information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure these roofing systems are code-compliant. The addition of our newly compliant roofing systems increases our total approved AcryShield Roof Assemblies to fifteen. These roofing systems are ideal for new construction, restoration, maintenance and roof repairs.

“We are proud to continually improve and expand our ratings and reports on all our AcryShield and AcryPly Roof Coating Systems.” says Matt Kolb, President of National Coatings Corporation. “These roofing systems provide the roofing industry with superior, long-term performance capabilities that meet stringent building codes and regulations set by IBC.”

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Tags: roofing credentials and ratings, Roof credentials

7 Best Websites Dedicated to Providing Accurate Roofing Solutions

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

North-Garner-Google-Earth-Image1National Coatings prides themselves on their dedicated customer service and ability to truly help those who are in need of roofing solutions. Therefore, we wanted to provide a list of websites that are excellent tools for gathering roofing information and roofing solutions.

  1. Energy Star Roof Products for Consumers
    ENERGY STAR qualified roof products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and can reduce peak cooling demand by 10-15 percent. (Check out NCC’s Energy Star rated products)

    Fun Fact - Twice, National Coatings has been selected from over 175 major roofing manufacturers as the EPA's ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. These prestigious awards not only recognize outstanding success at promoting energy-efficient roof products, but also single out National Coatings for its innovative use of decision-making software tools, its dedication to promoting quality & long-term performance, and its intensive efforts to educate contractors, specifier’s and building owners surrounding Cool Roof Systems that offer superior weatherproofing at lower energy & life-cycle costs. NCC is the only roofing products manufacturer to receive this award to date.
  1. CRRC - Cool Roofs Rating Council
    The Cool Roof Rating Council was created in 1998 to develop accurate and credible methods for evaluating and labeling the solar reflectance and thermal emittance (radiative properties) of roofing products and to disseminate the information to all interested parties. (Check out NCC’s CRRC rated products)
  1. RRCI – The Reflective Roof Coatings Institute
    RRCI is the premier forum for reflective roof coatings discussion and, as such, membership is open to all who have an interest in reflective roof coatings, including architects, applicators and manufacturers. However, our primary members are manufacturers of reflective roof coatings and raw material suppliers.
  1. NRCA – The National Roofing Contractors Association
    NRCA has been the professional voice of its members since 1886. With more than 3,600 members, NRCA is the leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technical assistance, advocacy, publications, programs and support that help your business grow.
  1. WSRCA – The Western States Roofing Contractors Association
    The Western States Roofing Contractors Association has been servicing the western United States roofing profession since 1974. Our 600+ members are educated, professional roofing contractors and vendors who are committed to providing the highest quality service to customers.
  1. RCI – Roof Consultants Institute
    RCI's Professional Membership includes over 1800 skilled individuals, whose specialties include designing, repairing and managing roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall assemblies. Many also specialize in forensic investigation, expert witness testimony and construction document preparation.
  1. RCMA – Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association
    The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association - is a strategic partnership of roof coating manufacturers and affiliates that provides a unified voice to advance, promote, and expand the international market for roof coatings through education, technical advancement, and advocacy of industry issues.

Are you looking for roofing solutions for your aged or leaking building? Consider roof coatings - Download our Free Guide to Buying Roof Coatings for more information. For a full list of all of National Coatings product ratings, look at our Credentials & Ratings webpage.

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Roof Coatings - A Roofing Material that Saves You Money

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, May 06, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Roofing Material Elastomeric roof coatings are excellent at sustaining and restoring existing aged or leaking roof membrane. All roofing materials require proper application and maintenance to perform to their fullest – roof coatings are no different. When applied and maintained properly, elastomeric roof coatings offer cost savings benefits by prolonging your roofs’ life and reducing energy costs and usage. 

Prolonged Roof Life

Elastomeric roof coatings are ideal for restoring and maintaining Asphalt roofing (BUR and Mod Bit), Single-Ply roofing (TPO, EPDM, PVC and Hypalon), Spray Foam roofing (SPF), Metal roofing and Concrete roofing.  The coating systems allow the roof to be renewed and restored – achieving a watertight, fully seamless, brand new roof membrane. AcryShield roof coating systems are the leading coating systems in the industry allowing you to restore your roof indefinitely. When proper roof maintenance is performed, a fully restored roof coating system can be re-coated every 10-15 years, allowing you to avoid a costly roof tear-off forever.

Reduced Energy Usage and Costs

Roof coatings with high Ultra-Violet (UV) blocking pigments are the best choice for a roofing material that needs to provide you with durability and protection from the sun’s harmful and damaging UV rays and heat.  Roof coatings containing large amounts of these UV blocking pigments allow the sun’s heat to be reflected back into the atmosphere (a process otherwise known as solar reflectance) without the building absorbing much of the heat (a process otherwise known as thermal emittance). This keeps the temperatures inside the building down. The greater ability to reflect the sun’s radiation, the cooler the building remains, and the less air conditioning is needed to create a comfortable temperature for the occupants inside. The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC), an organization that accurately and credibly evaluates solar reflectance and thermal emittance of roofing materials, has rated our AcryShield roofing products highly - check the ratings out! The AcryShield roof coating line has be proven to lower energy consumption and save on air conditioning costs. 

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

If you are looking for a roofing material that extends your existing roofs’ life, lowers energy costs, and provides a brand new waterproofing membrane without a costly roof replacement, download our Full Line Brochure or our Considering Coatings Guide – they are FREE! You can also check out all our credentials and ratings – our AcryShield roof coating systems and products are fully compliant with building codes and energy conservation programs.


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