Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Metal Roof Maintenance and Cleaning

The first and most important step for metal roof maintenance is to keep it clean. Cleaning will help to reduce the build up of algae, mildew and mold, and will go a long way towards ensuring that the roof remains in the best possible condition.

Step by Step Roof Cleaning:

• First of all you need to assess the roof’s condition. An older roof that is worn and damaged will need to be cleaned much more thoroughly and more carefully than a newer roof.
• Make sure that it is safe to work on your roof. Ascertain beforehand that you can reach all the places on the roof where it will be necessary to go. If you feel it is required, wear a harness or some kind of safety rope
• Use a wire brush to scratch away any corrosion, rust or excess paintwork before you start cleaning. For harder objects, you can use a putty knife, but be careful not to scratch the paintwork where there is no excess paint as this could damage the roof sheets.
• Use a TriSodium Phosphate solution (TSP) and mix it with water, approximately half a cup to one gallon of solution. Bring the solution up to the roof in a large size bucket and apply it to any dirty areas, especially where there is mildew or mold. Then you neeed to take a soft brush and scrub the area until it’s clean. If the roof is especially dirty it might be a good idea to scrub the whole roof down. After scrubbing the roof, rinse the washed areas with buckets of water, making sure that no TSP residue is left over. Once the roof is dry, you can evaluate its condition again.
• The final step may or may not be required, usually depending on how old and dirty the roof is. If you think it is necessary, use a power washer on the roof. This is the best possible way to clean off the hard to remove, ground in dirt. Begin at the top (ridge) of the roof and work downwards, as this allows for the debris and grime to be washed away as you clean. Try to keep the nozzle of your power washer at the same distance from the roof as you gradually work your way down spraying it. If necessary, add a little detergent to the water, but not too much because you’ll want to avoid suds which can leave a sticky film on the roof.
Finally, rinse the roof down again and allow it to dry. The last step after cleaning is to re-apply a coating of protective metal roof paint.

For further details and product information visit out site at www.epdmcoatings.com or call us at: 1-610-298-1989

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Remarkable results with Liquid Roof

Liquid roof coatings are aftermarket products designed to extend roof life. Liquid Roof seals roof leaks, or merely provide a heat reflective or aesthetic roof coatings function over existing roof surfaces. When looking for a long-term roof solution you need to compare “Apples to Apples”. Liquid EPDM is a one coat application. There are no primers needed and when you begin adding up the cost of other systems requiring primers and multiple coats you are in many cases exceeding the cost of Liquid EPDM and have a less superior sealant on your roof. Why add the unnecessary weight to a roof with multiple-coat systems? Cut your time and/or labor costs in half with a one coat system.

Liquid Roof Provides amazing results to those who used it, and they are highly satisfied, you can read our testimonials. Liquid EPDM coatings are just as effective roofing material as the sheet form coatings commonly used in the roofing industry. In many cases, they are better. They combine all the benefits of EPDM rubber roofing with the flexibility of using a liquid.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Repairing Holes and Leaks

Once you have found the source of the leak, you’ll need to patch it up as soon as possible to prevent any more damage. Now how can you repair leaks? For holes that are bigger than one inch in diameter, it is usually best to use a piece of aluminum sheeting to cover it with. To do this, you need to cut out a piece of the sheeting that is larger than the hole in the roof. Make sure you have plenty of bearing so that you can cover the hole completely. Secure the aluminum sheet to the roof, over the hole, with self taping screws that can be driven straight into the roof. Then, to seal the sheet so it’s watertight, use a putty tape around the edges or some kind of non-hardening putty, making sure there are no gaps left at the edges of the sheet at all.

Smaller sized holes can be fixed more easily, using a sticky aluminum tape, for example Peel N Seal repairing tape. Simply clear all debris away from the hole, clean the surface where you are going to stick the tape, and finally seal the hole, making sure the tape is stuck down very firmly and there are no gaps visible.


If you do not carry out regular maintenance on your mobile home roof, you are running a huge risk. If left too late, then repairing the roof of your mobile home or RV trailer Repair can cost upwards of several thousand dollars and all because you failed to spot a small leak in time.
Preventative maintenance can save you an awful lot of money in the long run, it’s easy to perform, and very inexpensive. You don’t even need to have any real skills to do it. Mobile homes need care and attention just as much as our real homes do. If you love your mobile home and take care of it, then your mobile home will take good care of you.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Why Consider a Polyurethane Foam Roof Coating Application?

A polyurethane foam roof coating can extend the life of your roof by 10 years or more.Sprayed Polyurethane Foam deteriorates quickly when exposed to the sun's UV-rays. It needs to be coated with a UV protective coating immediately after installation. Elastomeric roof coatings are the roofing material of choice for this application.
Typically, polyurethane foam roofs have 1-2 inches of foam sprayed over an existing roof such as metal, built up or modified bitumen. It is then topcoated with an elastomeric roof coating to provide a watertight, UV protective membrane.

Polyurethane foam must be recoated every 10 years or so as a preventive measure.

Polyurethane Foam Roof Restoration Process

Cleaning and Surface Preparation

The entire polyurethane roof was thoroughly washed using a 3,000 psi pressure washer. A biodegradeable degreaser was used to ensure a clean surface. All seams, flashings and penetrations were carefully sealed to render the roof watertight.

Priming

Priming ensures a good adhesion between the polyurethane foam roof surface and the
elastomeric coating.

Top Coating

At least 30 dry mils of elastomeric roof coating is applied on the entire polyurethane foam roof in 2 coats.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Winter season leads to roof leaks and EPDM is a ultimate repair for it

After every winter season, all roofs needs inspection for leaks. Winter season always leads to roof leaks and the solution for it is to repair or replace roof. There are a number of factors that may lead to roof leaks so there is not a simple answer. One of the most common causes of leaking roofs in winter is clogged or improperly installed gutters. This will cause water to overflow over the back and leak along the inside walls and inside the home. In addition, flue pipes inside of a chimney may cause water to leak if they are not properly aligned. Improperly installed or defective siding and windows are among other common causes for roof leaks. When a roof leaks after heavy, wind-driven rain, it is usually caused by a problem with the windows or siding. During the winter, a roof leak along the inside walls or basement is most commonly caused by an ice dam.

EPDM Coatings have Liquid Roof and Liquid Rubber which are the most suitable products for stop the leaking roofs. Metal Roofing magazine has awarded EPDM, top 10 products of 2009.

For further details and product information visit out site at www.epdmcoatings.com or call us at: 1-610-298-1989

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Physical Properties of Liquid Rubber

The physical properties of Liquid Rubber(R) are typical of its EPDM chemistry. The outstanding characteristics include:

Extreme high resistance to penetration of water. Ultra Violet and Ozone stable. Excellent long term aging properties.

  1. Very broad temperature tolerance range (from 300 degrees F to minus 62 degrees F). Acid and alkali resistant.
  2. Withstands ponding water even when not cured.
  3. Spreading Rate A 20 mil dry film will result when liquid is applied at the rate of 42 sq. ft per gallon on a smooth surface.
  4. A rate of 45 sq. ft allows for average roughness.
  5. Weight/gallon 8 pounds (mixed).
  6. Tensile 680 psi.
  7. Elongation 180-200%.
  8. Brittle Point -62 degrees F.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Application of Liquid Roof

Liquid EPDM being sealed around AC/Vents. Notice its ability to be applied on both vertical and horizontal surfaces without running.



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