Cementitious roofing has proven to brilliantly improve the life expectancy of SPF roofs; however, with the way UV rays break down the roof’s layer of acrylic-modified cement over time, when it comes to restoring the roof, most coatings simply cannot bond to the aged surface. Now with the early cementitious projects approaching their end of life, building owners are seeking successful coating options for reviving them.
Ecodur's extreme adhesion has proven to bring these roofs back to life indefinitely — in instances where no other coatings performed with long-term performance or longevity! Its unique chemistry gives Ecodur its incredible ability to stick to exceptionally slick surfaces, and to even bond or partially bond in others.
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Repairing a Foam and Cementitious Roof (No Tear Off)
- Nov 18, 2019
Cementitious roofs are extremely difficult to repair without a complete tear-off. Luckily Castagra's Ecodur Roof Coating has high adhesion and will create a powerful bond that will restore your cementitious roof.
Coating a Cementitious Roof (SPF alternative)
- Jan 3, 2020
Cementitious roofs are dependable, but as they age the cement can begin to crack and separate, making the surface unreceptive to re-coating.
Every year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer, making it the most common form of cancer in the country. In the United States, one person dies of skin cancer every hour of melanoma every year. Not surprisingly UV also ravages unprotected inanimate surfaces, whether they be exposed lumber, car paint, fabrics, plastics or roofs. This case study focusses on cementitious roofing in the heart of the US high UV radiation belt.
Foam and Cementitious Roof
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing is a popular choice in hot sunny environments. With R values up to R-6.5 per inch of thickness, an SPF roof can be a very effective way to insulate a building and keep utility costs low. However, SPF itself has no resistance to damage from UV rays and can be ruined in less than 5 hours of direct exposure. While many options exist for protecting SPF from UV exposure, cementitious roofing is one of the longest-lasting and toughest available. Though cementitious roofing offers many benefits, it presents significant challenges as it approaches the end of its life.
Cementitious Roofs: Marrying The Old With The New In The World Of Coatings.
Modern cementitious roofing products are a world away today from the poor reputation earlier products developed in the 1970’s when awareness grew of the dangers of the asbestos content in many of them.
Arizona’s Untapped $5 Billion Roofing Repair Opportunity
Arizona has the highest nationwide concentration of a flat roof material called cementitious – an acrylic and cement mix. According to local experts, there were billions of feet of cementitious roofs installed 15 to 25 years ago, and now these aging roofs are all starting to crack and fail.