What Roof Coating Manufacturer Don’t Want You to Know
What are you getting for your money? A material ‘Defect’ or material ‘Performance’ warranty? Last week we went over how to calculate the cost of a coating or paint material mil for mil (what’s left after the material dries) vs. just comparing gallon cost. This was only part of the story… This week we will tell you “What Roof Coating Manufacturers Don’t Want You to Know.”
Does your roof warranty offer you a state of performance for the life of the system or just a material defect warranty?
The TRUTH is that ponding water will void most all manufacturers’ roof warranties on flat roofs and low slope roofs. This is because ponding water will permeate under a coating system, turn to vapor then gas off, causing the roof coating to blister, tear and fail. Single Ply roof manufacturers will not cover ponding water either. This is because of the hundreds or thousands of seams throughout the roof field. Ponding water on single ply roofs will accelerate the aging and wear of the roof material, causing the single ply roof to delaminate from the roof substrate or separate at the seams, shrink and curl. Ultimately, you are not covered for leaks if you have a flat roof or low slope roof with either of these examples.
Commercial and industrial roofing material manufacturers also don’t want you to know that ponding water is “water that sits on a roof longer than 48 hours after it stops raining”. There are a few manufacturers out there that say their roof system is made for flat roofs that pond water but after you look at your coverage page of the roof warranty; the roof is only covered for up to 48 hours of standing water. In the roofing industry, this is not really considered ponding water.
The CoolSHIELD Roof System does not have any limits on how long or deep a roof pond can be because it is Truly Waterproof, Surface to Substrate! Be aware of the coverage you have and don’t have when it comes to your flat roof and low sloped roof projects.
CoolSHIELD Systems offers renewable written 10 to 20 year warranties covering leaks on flat roofs and low slope roofs in areas of ponding water without limits of time and size.
Solving problems that have been ignored by the industry through education and field testing.