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16 ROOF COATINGS 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM an acrylic polymer base for enhanced adhesion and durabil- ity, and they can be quickly applied with a commercial-grade sprayer or roller. "Acrylic technology has been around a long time, but over the past 20 years, acrylics have gained more and more market share, and they've created great advantages in the technology to help them be more beneficial to the users," said Icynene-Lapolla's Kramer. "ere are now multiple curing levels within the acrylics, with both a regular standard moisture cure and now a fast-set cure that gets it to cure within 20 to 30 minutes. at allows the contractors a much greater window of application with acrylics than in the past." e ElastaHyde line from Western Colloid is one example of an acrylic with a quick-set formulation, as is the PG 700-QS water-based elastomeric from Polyglass. Meanwhile, for contractors wanting an even deeper understanding of the acrylic technology, coatings manufac- turer GAF is offering contractors a "virtual reality" experi- ence of its coatings plant on the company's website. Featured coatings include the United Coatings RoofMate and Hydrostop brands from GAF's liquid-applied roofing line. Another coating option for roof substrates is silicone- based coatings, which are cured by moisture — and in some cases, even by humidity. ey are good in situations with ponding water, and they sometimes eliminate the need for a primer. "Silicone delivers incredible adhesion, allowing for application to a number of substrates, such as EPDM, that couldn't previously be coated without a primer," said Israel Gutman, technical director for the APOC line at coatings manufacturer Gardner-Gibson. "Silicone offers a faster moisture cure, eliminating problems with wash-off from thunderstorms or other curve balls. It can be applied in a wider range of temperatures, expanding application opportu- nities in cooler climates." VENDOR TEAM National Roofing Contractors Association Education 10255 W Higgins Rd. Rosemont, IL 60018 (847) 299-9070 www.nrca.net Polyglass USA, Inc. Material manufacturer 1111 W Newport Center Dr. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (954) 233-1330 www.polyglass.us Polyurethane Machinery Corp. Equipment manufacturer One Komo Dr. Lakewood, NJ 08701 (732) 415-4400 www.polymac-usa.com Quantum Smart Solutions, LLC Equipment manufacturer 4835 Veterans Memorial Hwy. Holbrook, NY 11741 (631) 285-3520 www.quantum-smart.com Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association Education 529 14 th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20045 (202) 591-2452 www.roofcoatings.org Rust-Oleum Coatings manufacturer 11 Hawthorn Pkwy. Vernon Hills, IL 60061 (847) 367-7700 www.rustoleum.com Safespan Safety equipment manufacturer 252 Fillmore Ave. Tonawanda, NY 14150 (800) 368-4010 www.safespan.com Seymour Midwest Equipment manufacturer P.O. Box 1674 Warsaw, IN 46581 (574) 267-7875 www.seymourmidwest.com SKA Consulting Engineers Services provider 300 Pomona Dr. Greensboro, NC 27407 (336) 855-0993 www.skaeng.com SprayWorks Equipment Equipment manufacturer 215 Navarre Rd. SW Canton, OH 44707 (330) 587-4141 www.sprayworksequipment.com Stockton Infrared Thermographic Services Services provider 8472 Adams Farm Rd. Randleman, NC 27317 (800) 248-7226 www.stocktoninfrared.com SWD Urethane Coatings and SPF manufacturer 540 S Drew St. Mesa, AZ 85210 (800) 828-1394 www.swdurethane.com Tramex Equipment manufacturer Unit F, Glencormack Business Park Kilmacanogue, County Wicklow Ireland (800) 234-5849 www.tramexmeters.com Tropical Roofing Products Coatings and SPF manufacturer 1904 SW 31 st Ave. Hallandale, FL 33009 (800) 432-2855 www.tropicalroofingproducts.com Western Colloid Coatings manufacturer 654 E 60 th St. Los Angeles, CA 90001 (800) 464-8292 www.westerncolloid.com The Wooster Brush Company Equipment manufacturer 604 Madison Ave. Wooster, OH 44691 (800) 392-7246 www.woosterbrush.com Roofing Projects continued from page 14 Whether it's silicone (such as this one from Gardner-Gibson), acrylic, polyurea, or another high-performance coating, there are benefits and drawbacks to each option. Considerations include energy savings, ultraviolet light, and durability. Roofing Projects

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