Roof Coating

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Our coating division is one of the faster growing divisions of our company, which is due to the predictable waterproofing solutions now available as a res
ult of technologically advanced engineered coatings.
  
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Recent advances have given us opportunity to solve waterproofing problems that only a few years ago were considerably trouble-some. 
  
Industrial Coating, Roof Coating, Liquid Rubber, Metal RoofExpansion and contraction of metal roof and flat roof systems, building movement, extreme temperatures, UV issues with roof membranes, expansion and contraction of various construction materials, design details such as expansion joints and structural additions caused traditional roof coatings to fail - usually within a short time of application. With advancements in engineered technologies, primarily the result of nano technology and polymers, traditional waterproofing problems are now easily solved. 

GRS is primarily focused to roofs, however, the coatings we use we also apply to below grade applications, parking garages, concrete structures, tanks, plaza decks, oil and gas facilities, mining operations, industrial roofing, etc. Liquid rubber can be sprayed to vertical walls, expansion joints, and foundations.

GRS has a wide range of liquid roof coatings such as; reflective elastomeric, SPF - spray foam roofing, liquid rubber, acrylic, liquid polyether, etc. Engineered roof coatings now give us ample opportunity to choose the right application specific to the scope of waterproofing work required. 

Coating, repairs, and maintenance is offered to many different types of roofs; Flat Roof Systems, Metal Roofing, Commercial Roofing, Industrial Roofing, Shingles, Tiles, Slates, Composites, etc.


Energy Efficient Technology

 

During recent years, the installation of cool roofs has become a major trend in the roofing industry, especially on the West Coast and south of the border as it concerns cool roofing or reflective roofing.

 

The reasons are simple, metal roofs and flat roofs need maintenance, increased energy consumption, environmental concerns, energy shortages and vastly improved roof life cycle costing, Cool Roof advancements are receiving much attention and are becoming a primary method of maintaining roofs.

 

As a leader in Environmental Roof Application and Cool Roof Technology, GRS focuses all roof assessment considerations toward energy efficient roofing alternatives and life cycle - cost effective maintenance.

 

We are proud to be a leading roof maintenance contractor and look forward to sharing with our clients all that these new environmentally friendly systems offer.

   

Coatings and Cool Roofing

 

While many low slope roofing products have a variety of surface colors and textures such as off-whites, gray, silver - none of these finishes are considered a cool roof by today's standards.

 

To comply with standards such as Energy Star and the Cool Roof Rating Councils, the minimum reflectivity needs to be 70% or greater. Most times, a beige gravel roof, a shingle roof with white or off white granules, or even the silver aluminized roof only reflect to a maximum of 65% of the sun’s light and don’t meet standards being developed.

 

At GRS we supply, install, maintain, and repair roof restoration systems that meet or exceed standards being developed, commonly exceeding 90% reflectivity.

 

There are a number of restoration methods and materials.

In some areas of Canada a cool roof or reflective roof is best, and in some areas this may not be the best color choice for energy costs for heating and cooling a building. Nonetheless, we offer choices for both scenarios.

Below we address the primary roof coating systems and for further information call our offices anytime at +1.877.497.3528 toll free or request information online by email
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Roof Coating - Liquid Rubber and Elastomeric Systems

Elastomeric

For Flat, Metal, and Sloped Roofs, Concrete, Wall Panels, Pipes, Vertical Exterior Applications, etc.

 

Elastomeric Roof Coatings


- are a roofing material applied by our roofers in a viscous state.

 

- have elastic properties – stretch and return to their original shape with-out damage.

 

- are one of the top ways our roofers solve roof leaks.

 

- are one of the leading roof restoration methods for all types of roofs.

 

- usually contain polymeric materials, such as acrylic, and a white pigment, such as titanium dioxide, which can make them opaque and reflective.

 

- are applied thicker than paint.

 

Water Based or Solvent Based? 

Water based coatings are easier to clean up but solvent based elastomerics are much better for ponding water that is found on typical flat roofs.

 

Types of Elastomeric Roof Coatings

There are many different elastomeric coatings for all different styles of roofs. When choosing a product, use a professional roofing contractor to assist with the best product for your geographic region, roof type, and use.

 

Polyether Elastomeric Rubber Roof Coating

Chem-link (Barr) has developed a very flexible and widely used roof restoration product that can be applied to many substrates. 


It is rolled or brushed on and when cured becomes an Elastomeric rubber roofing system. It can be used in numerous roofing applications and substrates. 


GRS uses Chem-link on many roof systems of various types with great success on a daily basis. It is black in colour and looks very much like rubber. 


With no VOC's the Chemlink Barr product is environmentally friendly.


Liquid Rubber Spray On Roofing
Liquid rubber is a term used for many different types of roof coatings in today's market. Like the Polyether Elastomeric roof coating above from Chem-Link, liquid rubber roof coatings are one of the newly engineered developments in the market. 


The Chemlink Polyether above is essentially liquid rubber, but typically we will use it in a roll on or squeegee application to horizontal applications. Spray on Liquid Rubber Roofing can be used in almost any scenario vertically, horizontally, for expansion joints, etc. It is very versatile, has great predictable success, and is applied efficiently with a spray mechanism. It is black and looks like rubber. There are liquid rubber acrylic top coats (color paints) available. 


Liquid Rubber is also VOC free and is environmentally friendly.


Acrylic Elastomeric

A very common roof coating used widely in the industry - it can be used on sloped roof substrates and is not recommended for a low slope / flat roof with any roof ponding. It is also used on sloped concrete and metal.

 

Butyl Elastomeric

Butyl is commonly used product for flat (low slope) roofs such as Asphalt Built-Up (BUR), Modified Bitumen, and Singly Ply such as TPO and PVC. Applications requiring a vapor barrier and that have minor “roof ponding” use this material. Major roof ponding needs re sloping prior to application of this material however. Butyl is also a commonly used product on metal roofs as its elongation characteristics are excellent.

 

Polyurethane Elastomeric

Polyurethane is used on flat roofs, more specifically it is a good product for EPDM Roofing but can be used on Modified and Single Ply Roof Systems also. Low slope or flat concrete systems also use this material.

 

Silicone Elastomeric

Polyurethane foam roof clients use this a lot as it is very weather resistant and is a great protective coating for that application. It can also be used to recoat an existing silicone coated roof system.

 

Installation Procedures for Elastomeric Roof Coatings

1. Cleaning (as required specific to the application and roof)

2. Priming (in some instances)

3. Waterproofing (as required seal flashings, penetrations, seams, etc with caulks, tapes, etc)

4. Apply Top Coat (Spray, Roll on, Squeegee, Trowel)

Manufacturers

Karnak
Karnak offers a variety of high end roof coatings and roofing solutions.

Mule - Hide Products

When considering "cool" or "white" roof coatings, Mule Hide is one of our primary recommendations. Restoration, Retrofit, and Repair – Mule-Hide Elastomeric Acrylic. Elastomeric Acrylic for Smooth BUR, Smooth or Granulated MOD BIT, and Mineral Surface Cap Sheets. EPDM Restoration.

Chemlink
"Barr" Polyether forms an excellent elastomeric rubber roof restoration.

The "Barr" Chemlink product is one we use often with roof restoration. It is "black" - in Canada this is typically the color of choice and the product is exceptional. If you are looking for a "cool roof", then the elastomeric from Mule - Hide is one of the best elastomeric reflective materials.

Chemlink engineered roof coatings possess some of the best in recent technology advancements and as such can be used in many industrial, engineered, structural type of environments.

Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber is used at GRS everyday in similar applications to the Chemlink Barr products. The advantage Liquid Rubber has is that it is spray on and it can be sprayed to verticals walls, below grade, tanks, and many industrial and engineered applications. Liquid rubber has been used for ten years now and shows excellent life cycle costing and success.

Other Manufacturers 

Neogard

United


Inland

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