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COATINGSPRO ROOF COATINGS 2016 5 SYNERGY defined: e interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements. W hile silicone's UV stability and resistance to ponding water are unsurpassed in the industry, its strength and durability against physical damage are not its strongest attributes. at's why we created the Ure-A-Sil fluid-applied roofing system. A unique combination of two very successful roofing chemistries that combined, offer the best in low slope roof restoration systems. URETHANE is an incredibly durable chemistry utilized in roofing for nearly half a century. Urethane has stood the test of time and is still utilized as a go-to system when ponding water is not an issue. We utilize urethane as the foundation of our Ure-A-Sil System. W hile urethane has good UV stability, silicone outperforms any other coating for the ultimate in UV stability. Like urethane, SILICONE is used as a standalone chemistry to restore commercial roofs. Evidence shows that utilizing Urethane as a base coat will build a superior system. W hile it's UV stability and ability to withstand ponding water are critical to the success of a restoration roofing system, the physical properties of silicone are only slightly stronger than most acrylic coatings. Comparing a silicone coating to our Ure-A-Sil System regarding hardness; let's look at a Shore Durometer Hardness Scale. e average 100% solids silicone has a Shore A of approximately 45 points. at equates roughly to the durabil- ity of your average pencil eraser. By comparison, urethane has an approximate Shore A of 65 points. at's a hardness that compares to the tires on your vehicle. Within the roof coatings industry SYSTEMS are better than just a single layer of coating. ink about traditional roofing systems for a moment. e more durable roofing systems are made of layers. A system, created from layers make roofing stronger and last longer. Ure-A-Sil utilizes two layers for its strength and stability. e foundation layer of urethane combined with a top layer of silicone sets the bar for the ultimate in flat roof restoration. is SYNERGY has made Ure-A-Sil one of the best-selling restoration systems in the country. URETHANE + SILICONE = SY NERGY The Synergy of Urethane and Silicone: The Ultimate Solution to Flat Roof Restoration American WeatherStar (800) 771-6643 (800) 123-4567 - fax americanweatherstar.com The Shore A scale indicates the hardness of soft elastomers based on measurements determined by durometer testing. A durometer instrument uses a calibrated spring to load an indenter which will attempt to penetrate the material. The hardness measurement of the material is indicated by the penetration depth caused by the indenter. Company Profile: American WeatherStar SPONSORED CONTENT