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Coating a Tar and Gravel Roof in Rio Rancho

This beautiful retirement home in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, near Albuquerque was hiding a problem not visible from the street. It may be easy to disregard a leaky roof in a climate with an average of only 50 days of precipitation annually, but, the proverbial “when it rains, it pours” is certainly true here, especially with monsoon season approaching at the end of July.

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Cementitious Roofs: Marrying The Old With The New In The World Of Coatings.

Modern cementitious roofing products are a world away today from the poor reputation earlier products developed in the 1970’s when awareness grew of the dangers of the asbestos content in many of them.

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Coating and Reviving a 15 Year Old Multi-Storey Carpark with Ecodur

Multi-storey car parks in the United States date back to 1918 when what is believed to have been the first was built at the Hotel La Salle at 215 West Washington Street in the West Loop area of downtown Chicago, Illinois.

“Adhesion is Key to Roofing Performance and Durability,” Says Coatings CEO.

Phoenix, AZ. “It’s all about adhesion, both with the coating itself and the new generation of cool topcoats. You can have a superbly aggressive coating in grip power terms, but, if it does not provide the ideal substrate for over-coating with acrylics and silicones, then it’s not right for cool roof jobs,” stated Castagra Products’ CEO, Peter Roosen.

The Higher Performance of Two-Part Roof Coatings ‘Winning’ Over One-Part.

Phoenix, AZ. “Flat roof coatings and membranes are progressively becoming more and more high tech as performance demands and expectations grow for cool, solar and green roofs,” said Castagra Products, Inc., CEO, Peter Roosen.

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Roof Coating Care Like Human Skin Care, Says Top Industry Expert

Phoenix, AZ. Jerry Brown, a 47-year veteran of the roofing industry says when he teaches class on roof repairs and restoration, he likens it to how we should be protecting our skin.

“The primary purpose of roof coatings in Arizona is to protect the roof from UV degradation and cool the roof. This is like you putting sun blockers on your skin to prevent damage and even skin cancer. The sun destroys roofs with its UV radiation and the heating and cooling effects of thermal shock also damage them so cool coatings, typically white, are of equal importance too.”

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Arizona’s Untapped $5 Billion Roofing Repair Opportunity

Arizona has the highest nationwide concentration of a flat roof material called cementitious – an acrylic and cement mix. According to local experts, there were billions of feet of cementitious roofs installed 15 to 25 years ago, and now these aging roofs are all starting to crack and fail.

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“30 Mils of Ecodur Can Add 25 Years To Flat Roof Life” – Castagra CEO Peter Roosen.

Phoenix, AZ. “I never cease to be amazed at how such a thin layer of only 30 mils of veggie-plastic coating can add up to 25 years on a flat roof’s lifespan,” commented Castagra Products Inc. CEO, Peter Roosen.

“Building owners and managers want to put off, indefinitely, what actually used to be inevitable, re-roofing, which is extremely costly. Now, with some modern membranes and coatings such as ours, flat roofs can, with low cost inspection regimes, last for the life of the building itself.

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Coating a Tar and Gravel Roof with No Spudding

Vigorous spudding can do more harm than good, especially with fragile substrates such as those often encountered with tar and gravel roofs.

Roofers are very familiar with the long-handled tool with a stiff flat blade on one end (usually 4″ or 6″ wide) that is used to scrape and remove the top surfacing of a roof down to the membrane. There are also some very powerful mechanical spudders.

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Ecodur Delivers Long-Term, Cost-Effective Solution (Industrial Roof).

Tar and gravel roofs (Built-up Roofing) have been a popular choice for many decades and generally have a 10 to 15-year lifespan in cities like San Diego. But, with the crack down on noxious fumes (VOCs), they are giving way to modern membranes and coatings, especially with the rising demand for cool roofs.

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