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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.....

Roof Coatings - How Does One Pick A Roof Coating?

February 28, 2017
Coatings are no more the same in quality, than prime roofing membranes, automobiles or houses! The better ones will do the intended job, but only when appropriate installation measures are prescribed AND followed. It’s a good idea to understand what you’re getting and whether a roof coating can save you money. Topps has a new 12 page free booklet that does this. It covers the “why”, “how”, and even gives a comparison of product based upon governmental test standards. It’s something that most people often overlook or don’t realize exists. Call today and we'll send you the free booklet!....

Why does it take more than one coat of roof coating to properly seal a commercial roof?

February 28, 2017
Good question. It is difficult, if not impossible to spray one coat evenly on your commercial roof. When you apply just one coat of roof coating....