Epoxy Roof Coatings
I recently watched a demonstration here at our office where the representatives from AES – Advanced Epoxy Systems stopped by to do a demonstration of their products: AES 125 Part A & B, and AES 300 Caulk. I had a piece of CDX 2’ x 1’ with a granular surfaced modified cap sheet that had a piece of TPO attached to it, a piece of Galvanized Metal, and a piece of Kynar 500 paint finish metal, and a exposed area of the granular surfaced modified, all to be coated with their Epoxy Roof Coating System.
They also brought a fish tank and another piece of granular surfaced modified rolled roofing. They coated all the materials I had waiting for them. They also submerged their piece of granular surfaced modified, covered it with 2” of water and applied the coating underwater which adhered perfect and there was no bleed off or chemicals that mixed with the water.
At one point they took the submerged piece of modified and punctured it approximately a third of an inch. They then applied their AES 300 Caulk to it, and picked it up immediately in the shape of a serving dish so it would hold all the water and nothing leaked and there was no bleed off, and most importantly the leak was stopped immediately upon the application of the AES Epoxy Roof Coating System.
I was very surprised with the results of how well everything performed. We imbedded a piece of cotton fabric into the modified that was coated and when I pulled on it a day later the I could not pull it free or loose without breaking the fabric that was imbedded into the AES Epoxy Roof Coating System.
We filmed the entire demonstration and are in the process of preparing the video for upload to You Tube. Seeing this demonstration was an eye opener in regards to Epoxy Roof Coatings as before I had always favored elastomeric & acrylic coating systems.
Technology is rapidly developing in the roof coating market as building owners realize that their roof can be saved by using a premium coating. We have been installing Roof Coating for over a decade and have never had a failure, which leaves me to believe that 50% of it is the coating and 50% of it the applicator or roofing company applying the coating.
Most roofs that are good candidates for a Roof Coating also require many additional repairs to be made prior to the coating application. Some coating manufacturers have endorsed painters as certified applicators. This makes no sense to me as painters are not roofers and do not understand everything involved in the preparation stage of preparing a roof for a Roof Coating Application, particularly an Epoxy Roof Coating System.
Epoxy Roof Coatings can be used as an emergency repair during inclimate weather in the event of an emergency service call while raining the AES 300 caulk will adhere underwater, there is no bleedout, and is superior to wet/dry roofing cement commonly used for these typs of emergency repairs + the elongation is 200% and it will cure under water in the same amount of time as in dry conditions. The AES 300 is a perfect candidate for punctures or other roof leaks typically conducted as an Emergency Repair during inclimate weather. Also, there are no limitations on the relative humidity which is one of the drawbacks of common elastomeric / acrylic roof coating systems that is not a drawback with AES Epoxy Roof Coating System.
If you go to: www.advancedepoxysystems.com you will see that they have had their products used on all types of buildings, including The State Capital of Louisiana as well as the US Pentagon. Once on their website just click on Case Studies located on the left side of the page to see.
Epoxy Roof Coatings can save time, and manpower, which in turn saves money. Our You Tube video will be up soon, as we believe: that we can show you better than tell you. One thing is for sure, Epoxy Roof Coatings work.