professionals do the work for you
We've repaired and cool
coated many homes and commercial buildings over the years and the
following is a list of what we do and how we do it.
An Elastomeric acrylic copolymer coating for protection of roof. It
is waterproofing system that provides excellent flexibility, durability
and weather resistance. It provides protection to the roof from wind
driven rain with easy application and cleaning, and also fills thin
cracks. Cool roofs, also called white roofs, are a highly reflective and
emissive roof coatings that stays 50 to 60 degrees F cooler in the
summer sun, thereby reducing energy costs, improving occupant comfort,
cutting maintenance costs, increasing the life cycle of the roof, and
contributing to the reduction of urban heat islands and associated smog.
Although it is highly flexible, it exhibits a tough, enamel-like finish
that resists abrasion, biological growth, dirt, oil and all types of
Creative Man Painting
- Roof Coating Steps
|1) I will schedule an appointment at your
convenience to give you a free estimate
2) I will inspect your
roof coating and area and determine its condition, and based on
its condition and square footage I will give an a estimate. Once
we have agreed on the estimate, i will schedule one of my
specialized teams to start working on your roof.
3) Sweep up and remove debris
You might be surprised and
how much stuff accumulates on a roof over time. Prior to
pressure washing this debris needs to be removed. If tree
branches are touching the roof they will also get trimmed back.
|4) Pressure wash at 3,500 to 4,000 psi
In order to
provide the highest quality job possible, the roof is
aggressively pressure washed. The cleaner the roof is the better
the new material will stick to it. Please note if your roof is
currently leaking it will continue to leak some while the
pressure washing occurs.
|5) Scrape loose and flaking material
common to have areas of the roof which are flaking off. The
loose material gets scraped off prior to patching.
|6) Screw in loose screws, pound in floating nails
time nails and screws used to install a roof will work out. We
pound these down or screw them in prior to putting a patch over
|7) Apply anti-ponding material to scuppers
(generically known as roof drains) will frequently hold some
water. When the water doesn't drain off as it's supposed to this
is called "ponding", which is bad. We will apply small amounts
of anti-ponding material to the scupper areas as required to
help with the drainage. There is much more to this topic further
on. If you are told you have ponding issues please read the
other part of this web site.
|8) Put plastic or paper over skylights
Plastic and paper are used to cover skylights as well as
anything else that's not supposed to get the cool coating
applied to it.
|9) Prime as required
Some spots on the roof
will need to be primed before they can be coated. We'll take
care of this for you.
|10) Spot emulsify as required
coatings are water based. Many roofs were made or patched with
oil or tar based products. Oil and water based products are
generally incompatible unless an emulsifier is used between
them. The emulsifier causes the oil to chemically change into a
more inert substance. The water based material can then stick to
it as it's supposed to. Take a look at the photos of what
happens when emulsifier is not used where required.
|11) Place sealer over holes
For the small and
average size patches we use fiber mesh. For the larger patches
we will actually replace part of the roof itself. The particular
patch or sealer material we use will be dependant on what your
roof is made of.
|12) Position mesh over tears and fasten
tape, also called mesh, is great stuff. It's comparable to the
nylon gridding in a light weight running jacket. If it's snagged
or a tear tries to start, the mesh resists the tear. This is our
standard material for much of the patch work.
|13) Coat with Elastek Extreme Roof Coating
Elastek Extreme is expensive, even for contractors. It hurts to
pay for it but when its raining and blowing and the roof is not
leaking its worth the money. One particular box store brand is
at the opposite end of the quality spectrum. Its half the price
and works 1/5 as well.
|14) Remove plastic / paper on skylights and
15) Clean Up
16) All Materials and Labor included in the price - Please
call us for a free at home estimate!! We can schedule a
appointment to meet at your home!!