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.
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.
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.
With the ever increasing performance levels of solar panels, home and building owners want their roofs to be high performance with a longevity to match or even surpass the lifespans of the electricity generating systems they support.
This updated case study concerns a movie theater chain building’s asphalt roof in Avondale in Phoenix where high UV, temperature extremes and often violent storms, give coatings and membranes, a mix of some of the hardest conditions in the entire nation.
Even specialized coatings, created specifically for controlling this phenomenon, have had mixed results, that’s why the performance of our Ecodur on asphalt roofs with cool topcoats in Phoenix, during the past two years, has exceeded our expectations.
Phoenix, AZ, July 11, 2018 – “The use of Ecodur as a flat roof primer capped with a silicone coating is about as perfect a defence against all weathers as it’s possible to get,” says Peter Roosen, CEO, Castagra Products, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ, June 25, 2018 – “Being able to use energy as efficiently as possible is, for a nation, a cornerstone for staying competitive in the global market place,” says Castagra Products Inc. CEO, Peter Roosen.
Phoenix, AZ, June 12, 2018 – “There’s simply no compromise on price and performance by choosing a green coating such as ours and 25 years of application has more than demonstrated its performance and longevity in heavy industrial and commercial applications,” said Peter Roosen, CEO, Castagra Products Inc.