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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 @ 08:30 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.

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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!

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Case Study: Direct Adhesion to Failing TPO Roof without Primers or Etching Rinse

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Case Study Using AcryShield A502
Westinghouse Drive

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Size: approximately 85,400 SF
Location: Fremont, CA
Contractor: Just Leaks, Inc.
System: National Coatings AcryShield® Roof Management System

Challenge: Failing TPO Roof

  • To extend the life of the existing TPO membrane.
  • Install a coating system that does not require a costly tear-off.
  • Stop existing leaks.

Solution: AcryShield® Roof Management System

  • Opportunity to reinforce trouble spots like drains, penetrations and waterways with polyester reinforcing fabric.
  • The system added many more years of service life to the existing roof membrane.

Learn More About Coating Over  Aged  Single-Plies "One of our best jobs for the year was on Westinghouse Drive in Fremont, CA where we restored an old TPO roof system. The building owner was convinced he needed to tear off the old TPO system and install a new one. National Coatings was able to provide us with case studies demonstrating that a restored TPO roof would result in a more robust and less expensive roof system. The AcryShield A502 had perfect adhesion to the failing TPO. We also avoided the exposure of a torn off roof on a 93,000 square foot building. Thanks so much to Tom Absher (NCC Sales Rep) and Missy DeLaTorre (NCC Customer Service and Business Development Manager)!" - Scott Siemer, President of Just Leaks, Inc.

 

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Preserve Existing Single-Ply without Primers Click Here to Learn More!

Tags: Single-Ply Roof Coatings, Coating directly over TPO, TPO Roof Coating, Singleply Roof Coating Systems

Direct Adhesion for Hard to Coat Single-Ply Roofing Membranes

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Jun 09, 2015 @ 08:00 AM
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National Coatings has the unique ability to address the difficulties and failures that aged single-ply roofing experiences. Most roof coatings require caustic primers, acid etching agents, or high VOC solvents that need to be rinsed off and sometimes collected for disposal, adding additional cost to a roof life extension project. NCC's products have the unique ability to coat to single-ply roofing membranes without the need to use any of these harmful products. Our state of the art single-ply coating systems adhere directly to single-ply substrates providing a monolithic membrane without any of the seams that can be prone to failure. Coating restorations do no count as a new roof under most building codes, eliminating the need for periodic and costly tear-off's. This process allows for a truly sustainable roofing system by performing coating maintenance every 10 years.

AcryPly_Acrylic_Diagram_-_A502_eliminatedWhat's our secret? The AcryShield® A502 base coat! This single-ply base coat is the industry leader, ultra low VOC, high performance base coat for hard to coat surfaces such as Hypalon®, TPO, EPDM, and PVC roofing. A502 base coat eliminates the need for costly roof replacement and provides unique AcryLock technology to tenaciously adhere directly to EPDM, TPO and Hypalon without the need for additional primers or an etching rinse. A502 also provides an additional layer of waterproofing, superior adhesion, and resistance to ponded water.

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BENEFITS: APPROVALS:
  • Lower project cost and higher job efficiencies
  • Special work place safety requirements are reduced or eliminated
  • Safer work conditions
  • Elimination of need to capture caustic contaminated water as required by some municipalities
  • Prolonged Roof Life
  • Reduced Life Cycle Costs
  • Sustainable Roofing
  • Seamless Waterproofing
  • Fully-Adhered Installation
  • Acrylic Durability
  • ULTRA Low VOC

UL 790 Class A Rating   

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Factory Mutual Standard 4470 for Class 1 Fire, Windstorm, & Hail Classification

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 ICC-ES ESR-2140

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California State Fire Marshall

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ASTM D6083 Technical Data

ACRYSHIELD® A502

Property

Requirement

Typical Result

Color

 

Buff

Theoretical Coverage

 

66 sq. ft/gal

Wet Adhesion - Hypalon (pli)

2 Minimum

6.1

Wet Adhesion – TPO (pli)

2 Minimum

4.9

Wet Adhesion – EPDM (pli)

2 Minimum

2.5

Volume Solids (%)

> 50

54 ± 2

Weight Solids (%)

> 60

67.7 ± 2

Weight per gallon

 

11.88 lbs

Viscosity (KU)

85-141

110 ± 10

Drying Time (hrs)

 

4-8 hours*

*Drying time is dependent on temperature & humidity

ACRYSHIELD A502 is for industrial/commercial applications only.  These suggestions and data are based on information we believe to be reliable.  They are offered in good faith, but without guarantee, as conditions and methods of use are beyond our control. Click here to view our full Product Data Sheet on AcryShiled A502 

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Tags: Single-Ply Roof Coatings, Coating directly over TPO, Coating directly over EPDM, Coating Directly over Hypalon, TPO Roof Coating, TPO Roofing System, Singleply Roof Coating Systems