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ROOF 2018

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COATINGSPRO ROOF COATINGS 2018 37 SPONSORED CONTENT Don't Re-Roof. Restoring with Tropical Roofi ng Products Cool Roof Solutions Makes Sense. And Saves Dollars! Fluid Applied Cool Roof Restoration will extend the useful service life of your low-slope roof delivering the lowest life-cycle roof costs for building owners. Tropical Roofi ng Products professional-grade acrylic and silicone elastomeric cool roof coatings are the most eff ective and least costly option to save energy, extend the useful life of your roof by preventing thermal shock, and provide a level of seamless, monolithic waterproofi ng protection. e cost of a fl uid applied restoration can be 25-40% of the cost of a complete roof tear-off and eliminating the need and high cost to dispose of the signifi cant amount of waste material in landfi lls. Additionally, Tropical Roofi ng Products cool roof systems can repair and restore the commercial building's low slope roof while the occupants remain within and at work without disruption. Benefits of Cool Roof Restoration Systems • Restoration Extends Your Roof's Life Commercial roofs typically last about 20 years — resto- ration can add 10 to 15 years of life. You can defer complete replacement and make future plans for the expenditure in your capital budget. • Restoration Helps Prevent Catastrophic Loss Ignoring the fact that your roof is deteriorating doesn't make the problem go away; it can only get worse. e more time passes, the greater the potential damage and the more it costs to restore it. At some point, the only option will be total replacement. Continued neglect can put your business, employees and tenants at risk. • Restoration is Renewable Fluid Applied Coatings and Stitch Bond Fabric-reinforced Coating Systems create a highly fl exible, seamless, UV refl ective, membrane that can be renewed further extend- ing the life of the roof and your warranty coverage. • Restoration is More Sustainable Millions of tons of roofi ng waste end up in landfi lls annually. Because it allows you to reuse your existing roof, restoration is a much more environmentally friendly option. Plus, it can make your building more energy effi cient and may help it qualify for ENERGY STAR or LEED credits. Start with a Visual Inspection e best starting point in determining whether your roof can be restored is a simple visual inspection. Some things to look for are pools of standing water, tears or bubbles in the roof cover, wet insulation, cracking seams and gaps in fl ashing. ese issues can accelerate the deterioration of the roof cover and lead to leaks, mold growth and failure during a windstorm. Problems can also be detected from inside the building—water stains, mold growth and unusual odors are indicators of possible roofi ng issues. Get a Professional Opinion If any of the above problems are present, it's a good idea to bring in a professional who can conduct a thorough inspection. is inspection should include use of equipment to locate moisture beneath the surface, a core analysis of underlying materials and an examination of the roof 's slope. It should be followed with a report on your roof 's condition and recommended solutions, including a cost/benefi t analysis of restoration versus replace- ment. If damage is minimal, or confi ned to a small area, resto- ration is likely the best option. Replacement is usually required if damage is extensive or the roof is nearing the end of its lifespan. Warranties Tropical Roofi ng Products off ers Acrylic, SEBS, and Silicone Roof Restoration Systems delivering 10, 15, and 20 Year Warranties when the installation is performed by an Approved Applicator following the Specifi cations outlined on our website. Adhering to the Care & Maintenance Guidelines after installation, building owners can renew and extend their warranty coverage. Tropical Roofi ng Products (800) 535-6947 sales@gotropical.com www.tropicalroofi ngproducts.com Restoring, Sustaining and Protecting Your Spray Polyurethane Foam, Granulated Asphalt Cap Sheet, Metal, Single-Ply and Concrete Substrate Roof. Company Profile: Tropical Roofing Products

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