Comparing Topps Seal® to 100% Silicone Coatings

February 27, 2018
Most everyone who has used a bathtub caulk has experience using silicones. And everyone who has a car with rubber bumpers and tires knows the virtues of rubber with weathering. Both are excellent – for their own purposes. But which has better properties for roofing? Let’s begin with metal roofing. Both products have nearly identical moisture absorption standards for days on end in ASTM testing with this type roofing which always slopes. They allow almost zero absorption for durations of weather. This means excellent protection against rust and corrosion. Both also provide excellent protection against UV and other elements. However, that’s where their similarities end.....

How to choose the best elastomeric roof coating

May 16, 2017
How to choose the best elastomeric roof coating
An elastomeric roof coating is an elastic coating applied to a variety of roof types to protect and seal the underlying roofing material, help stop and prevent leaks, and limit future weathering. They are designed to move with your roof and be more forgiving rather than remain rigid, a quality that makes them especially durable. Some coatings are also designed to cool the building. The term elastomeric comes from the coating’s elastic quality to stretch and move. Elastomeric roof coatings can be used on many industrial and commercial roof types such as metal roofs, concrete roofs, bitumen, modified bitumen or BUR roofs, EPDM roofs, or as a sealant over new PUF roofs.....

Silicone and continued roof leaks – not a compatible match

February 28, 2017
When having a contractor evaluate your roof or when doing the work yourself, there are many things to look for. One of the most often overlooked problems is determining what the product is that was used to patch or coat the roof previously. Silicone is often used to glob fasteners or even to coat the entire roof itself. Most products can be cleaned and applied over when dry. Silicone, on the other hand, must be completely removed as nothing will bond to it. Before applying any product over suspected silicone, you should apply a test patch to check for adhesion.....

Is there a seamless liquid rubber liner for gutters that’s also easy to apply?

February 28, 2017
Topps GutterGuard® is designed to stop rust and seal gutters and goes on easily with an ordinary paint brush. This gutter sealant is water-free, making it more water repellant. After cleaning and preparing the gutter, pour in a ribbon of GutterGuard and brush it about. GutterGuard self-levels, making for a nice neat, clean new lining when finished.....

Stop metal roof leaks!

February 28, 2017
Constant freeze/thaw cycles cause expansion and contraction on metal roofs. This expansion and contraction loosens the seams and the fasteners, allowing moisture (water) to enter these critical areas. Negative pressure also allows the moisture that settles on the roof to be sucked in through these openings.....