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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Phoenix, AZ. “There’s a popular misconception that asbestos has been totally banned in the US. Not so, our imports of this carcinogenic material are positively surging right now,” stated Castagra Products, Inc., CEO, Peter Roosen.
The latest statistics show the US imported 272 metric tons of asbestos in August alone, bringing the year’s total to more than 550 tons with the year end total set to close at nearly double the 2017 figure of 340 tons.
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.
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.
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Phoenix, AZ. “We don’t need a dozen variants of our core coating Ecodur because, simply, it has such a broad range of high-performance characteristics for various roofing conditions that we don’t need them,” stated Castagra Products, Inc. CEO, Peter Roosen.
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.
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.”
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.