Elastormeric Roofing

GA Roofing & Repair is a fully Licensed & Certified Installer of Elastomeric Roofing Products and is backed by all Major Manufacturers, let us help you extend the Life-Span of your existing Metal Roof or help you maintain your existing Elastomeric Roof Coating.

Advantages:

  • Provides a seamless, durable membrane.
  • Superior adhesion to various substrates.
  • Contains fungicides and mildewcides.
  • Excellent UV protection for polyurethane foam.
  • Energy Star Rated – Heat reflective coating helps reduce cooling costs.
  • Reflects the sun’s UV-rays and prevents premature degradation. LEED Certified
  • Prevents premature roof failure by controlling thermal cycling.
  • Easy to use, non-toxic and VOC compliant water based coating.
  • Fully Tax Deductable in 1st Year vs. Depreciating New Roof Construction over # of Years
  • Life-Time Warranties Available.  Renewable every 10 Years.
  • Overall more cost efficient vs. New Roof Construction
  • Extend the Overall Life of Metal Roofing Systems

Installation:

  • All surfaces to be coated; must be clean, dry and free of any oil, grease or dirt, and rust.
  • Any existing coating must be checked for good adhesion.
  • Before application, any loosely adhered coating must be removed and bare surfaces must be prepared, cleaned and checked for compatibility.
  • Energy Guard & trade; Elastomeric Roof Coating is ready to use. Thinning is not recommended.
  • Containers should not be left open for extended periods of time.
  • Follow our roof restoration procedures and always perform a coating adhesion test before doing the entire roof.
  • Spray: Airless Sprayer, 1gpm, 3,000 psi, .027 or .031 tip.
  • Brush: Good quality synthetic bristle brush.
  • Roller: Short nap roller.
  • Clean Up: Water

Maintenance:

Periodic maintenance of Elastomeric Roof Restoration System ensures extended service life and maintains reflectivity.

History:

In 1991, the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine published a report titled Policy Implications of Greenhouse Warming. One mitigation option in their findings was the use of “white surfaces” “… to reduce air conditioning use and the urban heat island effect by 25% through planting vegetation and painting roofs white at 50% of U.S. residences.” Dow Construction Chemicals has been investigating the use of white acrylic roof coatings to reduce air conditioning demand since 1981. Early “bird house” experiments conducted by Rohm and Haas Company (now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow chemical Company) clearly demonstrated that white elastomeric roof acrylic coatings could reduce the internal temperature of uninsulated and poorly ventilated buildings significantly. Moreover, these coatings could prolong the life of a roof by protecting the asphalt roofing material below from degradation by heat, sunlight, water and thermal shock.  It became readily apparent that the degree of dirt pickup resistance had a dramatic effect on the solar reflective and, ultimately, the air conditioning demand.

Simply stated: The longer the roof coating retained its white appearance, the better its effect in reducing the building heat load.  To quantify this, a novel laboratory technique was developed to predict the relative dirt pickup of typical reflective coatings.  In cooperation with Mississippi Power Company and the University of Southern Mississippi, we conducted a series of comprehensive full-scale studies on actual buildings to quantify the effect of these elastomeric coatings on reducing air conditioning demand.  A secondary objective was to determine the “energy penalty” associated with heating a thermally reflective coated building versus a similar building covered with a conventional black asphalt roof. The study showed that the coating reduced the peak air conditioning energy demand by 25%. The cost of coating and labor could be amortized in approximately two years. The energy penalty was minimal in this study.  The then-current (1994) laboratory specifications for acrylic roof coatings and a technique for assessing surface reflectivity and dirt pickup resistance are also documented.

 

 

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