Re-coating Metal Roofs with EPDM Super Coat

The physical properties of EPDM SUPER COAT have been optimized for cure rate, adhesion, and tensile strength. The one property which had to be compromised is elongation. At 63% the elongation is adequate for most types of substrates. Special consideration, however, must be given to large metal roofs which can experience considerable expansion movement. The following procedure should be followed to allow for movement on large metal roofs without creating stress failures of the EPDM SUPER COAT.

Step 1 Treatment of slip joints Wire brush joints to remove any accumulated dirt. Apply 3” wide Butyl Adhesive Tape ( In Seam Tape) centered over joint and roll for good adhesion. Leave release film attached. Also, check flashing around penetrations and make repairs as needed using Butyl Tape. Step 2  Pressure wash roof and let dry. Step 3 Remove release film from Butyl Tape. Airless spray apply EPDM SUPERCOAT first in one direction and then going over the same area at 90 degrees. Apply at a minimum spread rate of 47.5 sq. ft/gal. ( not diluted for spray ) for a 20 mil dry film ( see attached chart ) for other dry film and diluted material spread rates. Step 4 Calculating material requirements: Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 3.56.22 PMScreen Shot 2014-10-02 at 3.57.37 PM   Step 5 Controlling Application ( Expanded surface area for most standing seam Metal Roofs is the Length x width x 1.2) Mark roof into areas requiring one pail of SUPERCOAT Example: 39.3 sq.ft. x 6 gal (20% diluted ) = 235 sq. ft. / pail gal 235 = 195 sq. ft. as length x width 1.2 Use a 6 gallon pail ( 5 gal SUPERCOAT plus 1 gal Xylene ) per 195 sq. ft. area ( length x width). This will produce a 20 mil dry film. The spray applicator must communicate with the pump tender frequently in order to monitor his spread rate. Catalyst Control It is very important to be able to verify that the catalyst was incorporated when Handling larger numbers of pails of SUPER COAT. Apply a spray can mark or a piece of tape to every pail that had catalyst added. Catalyst and dilution solvent may be added simultaneously. An accurate record of the quantity of SUPER COAT used on a job together with Batch Numbers is required in order to issue a warranty.

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Pro Guard Coatings' 9101 Moisture Cure Liquid Rubber recently received FM, Cool Roof Rating and Florida Approval. Want to learn more about Pro Guard Coatings products and services? Meet with one of our representatives in Florida THIS WEEK ONLY.  To schedule an appointment please contact Eric by calling (610) 570-4348We look forward to seeing you! Pro Guard Coatings' expert team work diligently to engineer industry leading specialty coatings. From our broad line of coatings and finishes, Pro Guard coatings has developed and brought to market the most advanced technology of liquid EPDM, epoxies, urethanes and UV curable coatings. Please visit www.proguardcoatings.com  for more information.

Thanks for Joining Pro Guard Coatings During the Western Roofing Expo 2017

Pro Guard Coatings proudly attended the Western Roofing Expo 2017, June 11-13 in Las Vegas, NV. Hundreds of attendees visited the Pro Guard Coatings booth to learn more about our industry-leading and broad line of specialty coatings including 9101 Moisture Cure Liquid Rubber, Professional EPDM Supercoat and 9100 Super Armor. Pro Guard Coatings' expert team works diligently to engineer the highest quality product. We have developed and brought to market the most advanced technology of liquid EPDM, epoxies, urethanes and UV curable coatings. Our commitment has changed a 55-year-old paradigm within the industrial, roofing and flooring industries. If you have any further questions regarding Pro Guard Coatings and our eco-friendly products, please visit us online. Interested in ordering a demo kit?  We look forward to serving you!

Pro Guard Coatings Will Attend FRSA Expo & Convention, June 22-24

Pro Guard Coatings is excited to attend FRSA's 95th Annual Convention and the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo this June. The FRSA Expo is an educational and networking event for the roofing and sheet metal industries. FRSA brings you the most informative and up-to-date continuing education seminars on topics that affect your business. FRSA's convention consists of three full days of education, networking, family fun, sports, and friends along with two days of FRSA's highly recognized trade show, the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo. Pro Guard Coatings will be showcasing our Moisture Cure Liquid Rubber Polymer combination. Our Moisture Cure product is FM Approved, as well as certified by USGBC and CRRC. Visit us in Florida at booth 1017!  

Pro Guard Coatings Moisture Cure Liquid Rubber Earns Additional Certifications

Pro Guard Coatings' Moisture Cure Liquid Rubber is a Silylated Hybrid Polymer based on a Urethane/Polyether chemistry. Our Moisture Cure Liquid Rubber is FM Approved, and well as received approval from the Cool Roof Rating Council and the U.S. Green Building Council. This product from Pro Guard Coatings has also been recently approved in Florida. This innovative Polymer combination and treatment results in a unique combination of properties:
  • Cures as low as 33°
  • Cures quickly so weather is not an issue
  • Great for roofs needing oil resistance or those prone to ponding
  • Can be tinted to many shades
  • Many years of service
  • Maintainable and recoatable
  • Meets all environmental concerns
Application is easy! Simply add the pre-measured catalyst and apply by brush, roller or spray. The resting viscosity is slightly thick but this will reduce when agitated. Product should be able to be sprayed without solvent dilution. Substrate to be coated may be damp but should not have water droplets on it. For more information on our Moisture Cure Liquid Rubber, please visit us online or contact us at (717) 336-7900.