Pro Guard Coatings to Attend 2018 IRE, February 6-8

Innovative Products. Thought-provoking Presentations. Creative Discussions. Unlimited Technological Advances. Every year the biggest, most influential trade event for the roofing construction and maintenance industry provides total coverage of the innovative equipment, suppliers, resources, information and technologies that are shaping the future of our industry. Pro Guard Coatings will exhibit at the 2018 International Roofing Expo in New Orleans, LA. Experience the latest products and services from Pro Guard Coatings at this annual event. Everyone who has a role in the industry comes together at this powerful event to conduct face-to-face meetings, experience the newest innovations, participate in cutting-edge conference sessions and demos, and build relationships at high-level networking events. This unique gathering offers extensive business development opportunities, by presenting the broadest array of solutions to support each individual segment and creating worldly connections to grow operations of every size. No other event brings it all together like this, or impacts more sectors of the market. Join us! Contact Pro Guard Coatings by calling (717) 336-7900 to learn more about our events, products, and services.

Pro Guard Coatings to Attend 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show, January 9-11

The NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world, every year attracting 60,000 visitors from 100 countries. Join Pro Guard Coatings during the 2018 International Builders' Show in Orlando, FL. Our company will exhibit our wide variety of services and products available to the builder industry. IBS brings together more than 1,400 top manufacturers and suppliers from around the globe in 570,000 net square feet of exhibit space, showcasing the latest and most in-demand products and services. IBS also offers the most up-to-date and innovative education the industry has to offer. The 2018 show features sessions in eight tracks, taught by renowned building industry experts from across the country. With topics ranging from sales and marketing to construction and codes, there is literally something for everyone. Open to all IBS registrants, the Centrals are a hub for lively programs, demonstrations and hands-on workshops—set in an informal, relaxed setting. The Centrals feature some of the industry’s top professionals who are passionate about their area of expertise—so the discussions are always enthusiastic and entertaining! The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) helps its members build communities. Each year, NAHB’s members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States, both single-family and multifamily. Contact Pro Guard Coatings by calling (717) 336-7900 to learn more about our events, products, and services.

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!  

At ICC, the Few Decide for the Many

On October 25, the International Code Council (lCC) 2018 final action hearings concluded, leaving only the online voting portion to be completed sometime in mid-November to finalize the code. It seems that the approval for the new ASCE 7-16 standard, for at least the International Building Code (lBC) and International Energy Building Code (IEBC) 2018, is a forgone conclusion. We'll have to wait and see. Read more here.

2016 Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo, June 16-18

Pro Guard Coatings is proud to attend FRSA's 94th Annual Convention and the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo, June 16-18, 2016 at Hyatt Regency Orlando & Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. 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. For a full list of events, pleaseclick here. Pro Guard Coatings' expert team works diligently to engineer industry leading specialty coatings. From a 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. Pro Guard Coatings will be located at Booth #217. We look forward to seeing you! Please visit www.proguardcoatings.com for more information.

Quick and Easy Application

Pro Guard Coatings is a leading manufacturer of liquid EPDM, epoxies, urethanes and UV curable coatings. Our trademark is a signature for products immediately recognized for their quality, our industry leadership and serious commitment to technical and customer service. Liquid Rubber and EPDM Supercoat offers a hassle-free application. Preserve the integrity of your structure fro many years to come! Thank you to Better Roofer, Certified Applicator for sharing this video! For additional questions or concerns, please visit www.proguardcoatings.com. We look forward to serving you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pz0HND_T4

Preserve the Integrity of your Building

Are you ready to preserve the integrity of your building for many years to come? Pro Guard Coatings is proud to offer a full line of professional grade EPDM and speciality coatings designed to greatly enhance the functionality of your roofing system. In fact, Professional EPDM Supercoat® is the culmination of over 20 years of research and development. EPDM Supercoat offers superior weathering and chemical resistance over wide temperature ranges. Combined with Proflex Primer®, a flexible, two-component epoxy membrane, your structure will withstand all major heat and weather fluctuations. Interested in learning more about our professional coating products? Purchase our large Professional EPDM Supercoat Demo Kit today!

It’s Time to Change a 55 Year Old Paradigm

The janitorial and floor care business has been using the same plastic systems for floor care for over 55 years. These systems use a polystyrene thermoplastic with bonds that are held together with a heavy metal and the finish is removed with an ammoniated solvent.   The good thing is that these finishing systems for VCT, terrazzo and other flooring are easy to use, inexpensive and when you strip it off the floor, you can just dump it down the drain.   There lies the problem -- dumping billions of gallons of plastic, heavy metal and ammoniated solvents down the drain. Our water treatment systems are not designed to handle anything but natural human waste.   Where does the plastic, heavy metal and ammoniated solvent go once it leaves your bucket? Well, in many cases, it never even gets to the slop sink. It goes outside, into the street drain and directly into the ground water. We, as a country, have put billions of gallons of this waste water into the ground water and eventually, the ocean.   The need to change has been recognized for a long time. Who wouldn't like to take over a multibillion dollar business with a new paradigm? But, why mess such a cash cow for every level of supplier from manufacturer to contractor?   In the mid-nineties, the VOC laws were changed from 450 to 350 grams per liter VOC. Most manufacturers either changed their plastic systems from oil based to water based systems. This is true in the gym floor and wood business. What this did was get the base manufacturers to go back to the drawing board and work on new and better technologies in the plastics business. Now, many areas are requiring 50 grams per liter VOC and several states are implementing drain taxes. This means if you put this waste water down the drain, you will help pay for getting out of the water stream.   Things have changed dramatically in the factory application of coatings. UV ink and UV applied coatings are now the standard. This technology was one of the first big attempts to convert the finish business in the field. Unfortunately, the base manufacturers used a 100% solids system that was designed for wood in a factory at a few microns on floors at 1.5 mil. -- many times thicker than what the plastic system was designed. It was not properly field tested and continued to be promoted even though there were tragic flaws such as flow and leveling issues, removability, shrinkage and other problems.   The good news is that there have been big advances in other industries that will help us solve our problems. There are now finishes that self-crosslink without catalyst, water soluble UV component finishes and thermoplastics that do not fall apart when used as a component of other plastics.   We have created four new products using those three technologies. The main benefits are: all are below 30 grams per liter VOC, easy for the applicator, repairable, easy to remove with one of the new vibrating dry stripping machines, and the dust created is recyclable. Also, these have no scent and two use the water soluble UV as a component. All these systems are completed in a 6 hour shift and recoats with the UV buffable in as little as two hours. The base of these finishes reach full strength in 48 hours but the floor can be reopened within an hour after the final coat or within minutes after the burnishing process.   One of the real benefits of these finishes is that the maintenance and recoating is spread way out over time. Because the finish does not start breaking down and is cross-linked, it will stay on the floor for a much longer period before need intermediate or restoration care. The thermoplastic is a component of the system. So, it does not relax like tradition finish and can be burnished as long as there is finish on the floor. Also, there is no water so there is much less damage to surrounding items like displays.   As the base manufacturers realize the reality that mental interlinked floor finishes aregoing away, they will help us even more to create better and more sustainable finishes for flooring as we move forward in our industry to sustainable and environmentally sound practices.   We strive to create products that use the most advanced technology and superior chemistry possible.   Sincerely, Pete E. Rowan, C.P.M.R. National Sales Manager - Pro Guard Coatings Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 3.37.39 PM One Industrial Way, Denver PA 17517 P (717) 336-7900 F (717) 336-7320 Toll Free (1-800) 735-4399 www.proguardcoatings.com

U.S. Coast Guard and Liquid Roof®

The U.S. Coast Guard recently completed a coating of their roof with Liquid Rubber® in Ocean City, MD. The General Contractor was Edgewater Construction of Chesapeake, VA. Bill Washborn was the Project Manager. He used Certified Applicator, Dome and Roofing Solutions owned by Lars Benson. The project called for a 17,000 sq. ft. standing seam metal roof coating. The used Liquid Rubber® that was tinted to "Coast Guard Blue"! The Liquid Rubber® was applied to the roof using a truck mount sprayer. Eric at Better Roofing came to assist and advise. The product was distributed by EPDM Coatings®, an Authorized Distributor with Pro Guard Coatings®. The end result is an EPDM membrane that will resist the tremendous salt water degradation near the ocean. Pro Guard Coatings® is warranting this roof! [gallery link="none" ids="1694,1695,1696,1697,1698,1699,1701,1702,1703,1704"]

Proflex Primer® F1501 White

DSC_0580Existing epoxy and urethane coatings cannot be readily recoated without encountering intercoat adhesion issues. Pro Guard Coatings' Proflex Primer F1501 allows users to recoat varying surfaces with the same or different coating type. When applied to an EPDM rubber membrane, Proflex Primer F1501 will prevent absorption of oils, fats and solvents while providing excellent weathering, chemical and ponding resistance. Proflex Primer F1501 reconstitutes surface wear and provides an excellent binding to rubber. Please visit us online or contact us for more information.

Surface Conditioner F9910®

The weathering process combined with airborne dirt and pollutants creates a thin layer of deposits on all exposed surfaces. These deposits are difficult to remove and reduce the adhesion of paints and protective coatings. This surface conditioner is designed to stabilize these deposits on single ply sheet rubber and improve the adhesion of Liquid Rubber. An improved bond will be more pronounced over newer and less weathered rubber as well as with older more weathered surfaces. Moderately weathered rubber will still benefit from the use of Surface Conditioner but to a lesser degree, since Liquid Rubber generally develops better mechanical adhesion here thus masking the influence of the Conditioner. For more about this and other Pro Guard Coatings products, please contact us online.

UV® Cured and Hybrid® Coatings

8 Years of research and development has produced a product line far superior to what is available on the market today.
  • Recoatable
  • Clear, non-yellowing
  • Self-crosslinking one component product
  • Very durable, excellent for sports and recreation floors
  • Scuff resistant, excellent black heel mark resistance
  • MFMA COF compliant -- meets slip requirements for wood floors
Please refer to Pro Guard Coatings UV® Coatings product list for more information.

2015 Int’l Roofing Expo – Join Us

Please join us for the 2015 Int'l Roofing Expo, February 24-26 at Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana! Pro Guard CoatingsProGuard Coatings Register will be located at Booth 2618. Visit to learn more about our company and products including Professional EPDM Supercoat. Professional EPDM Supercoat now makes it possible to waterproof and protect ANY existing roof surface with the superior long lasting performance of liquid applied seamless EPDM rubber membrane. We give a real guarantee on a flat ponding roof with one coat on most roofs and with or Flexible Pro Flex primer, on any roof in just two coats! The industry's premier commercial and residential roofing event, the 2015 Int'l Roofing Expo attracts thousands of contractors, builders, replacement contracts, remodelers, building owners, managers, consultants, architects and designers. Leading industry manufacturers and business owners will showcase a variety of products, services and equipment. Pro Guard invites you to attend this valuable and informative event! We look forward to seeing you. Please visit Int'l Roofing Expo - Pro Guard Coatings to register!

Pro Guard Coatings® Attending 2015 Int’l Roofing Expo, Feb. 24-26

Pro Guard Coatings® invites you to join us in New Orleans during the 2015 International Roofing Expo, February 24-26, 2015, Morial Convention Center. A leading commercial and residential roofing event, the 2015 International Roofing expo is expected to attract thousands of commercial and residential roofing contractors, builders, replacement contractors, remodelers, building owners, managers, consultants, architects and designers. Hundreds of exhibitors will showcase leading industry products, services and equipment. Previous years' findings recorded a 9,568 total attendance for 2014 with 426 total exhibitors. Such attractions as a Technology & Business Pavilion, Product Showcase, Metal Marketplace, Exhibitor Product Clinics, Keynote, Welcome Party and Community Service Day will be available. For registration info and event schedule, please visit their website - 2014 International Roofing Expo. We look forward to seeing you!

Pro Guard Coatings® at ISSA Nov 4th-7th

Recognized as a leading global exhibition, ISSA/INTERCLEAN®  offers progressive commercial development and management solutions. Please join Pro Guard Coatings on November 4th - 7th, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, USA. Booth #1081. “The North American event has run for nine consecutive decades and continues to innovate and evolve to stay ahead of trends that attendees face. The show has been named one of North America’s Top 100 trade shows for four years and was recently recognized as one of the Fastest 50 growing trade shows in the United States” For more information, please visit ISSA/INTERCLEAN® Orlando 2014. We look forward to seeing you!

Pro Guard Coatings® at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the premier event for sustainable building, showcasing an assortment of contemporary and innovative services and products. An international event, Greenbuild Conference and Expo attracts an engaged and dynamic community of business professionals and consumers. Visitors can expect an assortment of educational programs, workshops and seminars tailored to address modern green building issues. Additionally, a focal point of the conference, Expo Hall features an array of sustainable manufacturers and service providers. “Greenbuild provides the opportunity to visit with more than 750 suppliers and top manufacturers of the latest green building equipment, products, services and technology available in today's market. Join thousands of other people who agree that green building is a good idea and good for business.” Visit the Pro Guard Coatings® booth No.  551 from October 22-24 at Morial Convention Center: 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130. Please visit Greenbuild International Conference and Expo for more information.