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AcryShield Roof Coating Systems Make Waterproofing Your Commercial Roof Easy

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, May 26, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Spray_pic.pngThere is no easier way to waterproof your commercial roof than spray applying a monolithic membrane on top of your existing, failing roof.

AcryShield roof coating systems are installed in a few simple steps: a layer of AcryShield base coat with polyester reinforcing fabric embedded into the base coat if necessary, and lastly a layer of AcryShield top coat. These systems are applied over a wide range of roofing membranes to give your existing roof superior waterproofing, industry leading UV protection, dirt pick-up resistance, tenacious adhesion and resistance to ponded water.

A few reasons the AcryShield coatings provide ease of application:

  • Need Help? Contact a Roofing  Professional  Zero ObligationApplying an AcryShield roof coating systems over your existing roof eliminates a costly and timely roof tear-off.
  • These systems are spray applied, removing any need for patching and sealing areas around HVAC equipment, pipes, skylights, etc… These systems are sprayed around those hard to reach and hard to seal areas to create a seamless system for excellent waterproofing.
  • No business closure during installation. Throughout installation, there are minimal noise disruptions because there is no drilling, nailing or seam welding during application. The roof coatings used in these systems contain low or even ZERO VOC’s, with no harmful or strong odors, allowing you to keep your business open.
  • The AcryShield A502 basecoat eliminates the need for traditional primers or etching rinses to be applied and captured before the base coat can be applied on top of EPDM, Hypalon or TPO. This allows contractors to eliminate installation stages and building owners to save money.
  • Installation time is fast with minimal steps and can even be quicker when using the AcryShield Quick-Set base and top coats. These Quick-Set products are formulated to set rapidly in order to resist early wash-off associated with heavy dew and light rain.

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Tags: Roof Coating Systems, Commercial Roofing, spray on roofing, spray roof coatings, spray applied roofing

SPF Roofing Protected by Acrylic Roof Coatings Provide Great Benefits

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 @ 11:00 AM


Spray Polyurethane Foam or SPF roofing is excellent for restoring your current roof or as a new construction project. The foam used in these systems must be coated with a roof coating in order to provide the SPF roof with adequate protection needed from deterioration caused by the sun’s Ultra Violet (UV) radiation and water infiltration. 

Learn about the  Benefits of Coating  an SPF Roof  Download our FREE GuideAcrylic roof coatings are among the most popular in the roofing industry for protecting SPF because of their strength and ability to adhere to the spray foam. These coatings have a long history of success (check out our SPF Case Histories), high quality ingredients, and fire retardants that work together to construct a seamless, durable, and flexible membrane with excellent resistance to UV destruction and water penetration. 

When you combine SPF roofing with an acrylic roof coating system, you gain the strength and protection needed for the roof to function properly, as well as, excellent insulation, custom slope and superior reflectivity. These systems provide customizable levels of insulation to reduce heat loss and gain to the building, allowing your building to remain a consistent indoor temperature with less need to heat or cool the building. Custom slope can be created with the spray polyurethane foam for improved proper water drainage and ponded water protection.  High solar reflectance and thermal emittance properties gained from the acrylic roof coatings ability to reflect the sun’s heat away from the rooftop, lowers energy cooling costs and contributes to the reduction of heat transfer to the inside of the building, allowing the building to remain cooler on a hot day.

National Coatings has several SPF roofing systems coupled with acrylic roof coatings to provide all the benefits mentioned above. With over 33 years of proven performance, the AcryShield SPF Roofing Systems can decrease your energy consumption and costs. This is a huge reduction in cost based off California’s energy-efficiency movement - Flex Your Power© which states “A 30% reduction in energy consumption can lower operating costs by $25,000 a year for every 50,000 square feet of office space.” If you are interested in more information on SPF Roofing or the Benefits of Coating an SPF Roof, download our FREE Guide.   

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Tags: SPF Roof Coating, Spray Foam Coating, spray applied roofing, acrylic roof coating

What's the Recommended Skill Level for Installation of Roof Coating Products?

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

732National Coatings is a roof coating manufacturer that creates and provides roof coating products to the roofing industry. We do not employ our own roof coating contractors but we do offer an Approved Applicator Program to provide our customers with a list of roof coating contractors that have met and/or exceeded our expectations and criteria.

We not only highly recommend using one of our approved applicators for your next roofing project but if you are interested in obtaining one of our 10, 15 or 20 year roof warranties, we require you to use one of our approved applicators.

In order to become an approved applicator for National Coatings we require each applicant to meet the following criteria: 

  1. Possess strong monetary constancy and outlook.
  2. Have and retain an excellent reputation among contractors, building owners and suppliers.
  3. Exhibit a strong history of high quality applications of the same or similar type materials to roof coatings.
  4. Required to have a current roofing contractor license.
  5. Membership in a recognized roofing organization such as: NRCA, Western States, RCA etc.

Once we have determined the contractor meets the above criteria, we feel fully confident in the ability and willingness for that person to dependably install our roof coating products and systems to our standards. National Coatings fully supports our approved applicators who have gained our trust and who have already had a longstanding, excellent reputation in the roofing industry due to their high quality of workmanship, standards and dependability. 

With all that said, National Coatings highly recommends using an approved applicator for the installation of our roof coating products. If you would like information on becoming an approved applicator, fill out our form or if you are a building owner/facility maintenance manager, contact us for an approved applicator in your area 800-423-9557.

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Tags: Roof Coating, spray applied roofing