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A little over 25 years ago, a clever fellow by the name of Peter Roosen — an engineer who invented many game-changing technologies — developed this revolutionary product almost by accident! A strong believer in doing what is right as well as doing what’s right for the environment, Peter experimented for months in order to prove that it was indeed possible to achieve high performance without harming the planet. His amazing formula made of naturally occurring gypsum and renewable castor oil was named Ecodur — for its eco-friendliness and its durability.
Originally used as an architectural molding, Ecodur showed incredible potential as a protective coating and was used to coat the inside of oil tanks. Ecodur proved to be so strong, it was even used to protect acid frac tanks, water reservoirs, and highways. And now, it’s making waves as the roofing industry’s maximum adhesion, time- and cost-saving 100% sustainable commercial roof coating.
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No! Ecodur is a white primerless coating made from widely abundant and low-cost renewable castor oil and recyclable, naturally occurring gypsum, making Ecodur VOC-free, BPA-free, and completely non-toxic. See our technology here on Dragon’s Den!
Ecodur Roof Coating adheres to the substrate at a molecular level, creating an inseparable bond. (Other coatings such as epoxies, silicones, and acrylics rely on mechanical bonds, which require ideal surface conditions to adhere properly.) Ecodur’s stronger adhesion means stronger roofs and stronger roof repairs (even for hard-to-coat roofs!). It can also be used with a variety of topcoats for aesthetics, cooling, and customization.
Ecodur is compatible with a wide variety of substrates, from acrylic and BUR to metal, TPO, EPDM, tar and gravel, torch down, and more. See our Ecodur Roof Coating page for a complete list of compatible substrates and links to case studies, videos, and more.
Most Ecodur Roof Coating projects are completed at a cost between $4 and $7 per square foot. However, there are many factors that impact the cost of any roofing project, ranging from regional differences such as distributor pricing and labor costs to more project-specific differences.
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Yes, we do! You can find our Ecodur Color Chart here.
Ecodur Roof Coating has no maximum mil thickness!
Please see our comparison chart to see how well Ecodur stands up against other coatings.
Yes! Ecodur Roof Coating’s lifetime flexibility allows it to withstand temperature extremes, so it offers outstanding performance in even the harshest environments. Ecodur also has incredible UV resistance as well as an exceptional application range in winter temperatures. Visit Castagra’s Roofing Blog to learn more about Ecodur’s amazing performance in both hot and cold climates!
Part A: 33°F to 150°F (-.5℃ to 66℃)
Part B 75°F to 105°F (24℃ to 41℃)
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Extremely! We are very proud to say that Ecodur is 100% sustainable, with zero toxicity. It’s made with natural ingredients — the two main ones being castor oil and gypsum — and is VOC-free, and BPA-free. Plus, there are no unpleasant odors, and no chemicals used in the application process!
Ecodur Roof Coating bonds without the need for pressure washing or spudding in most instances — even on tar and gravel roofs! — while achieving a better bond than most primers and better bleed protection than available bleed blockers.
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Ecodur Roof Coating is a professional-grade product intended for trained applicators only. It has been applied by beginners successfully, but we generally recommend hiring a professional. As a multicomponent product with a limited pot life, Ecodur is not a beginner-level product. Our warranties are not offered for self-install applications. We highly recommend you attend our Castagra Certified Applicator Training before making a purchase of this product.
For in-field thickening, we recommend crushed walnut shells. For specialty thickening, fumed silica, crushed polyethylene, crushed polystyrene, and other suspendable thickeners work well, too.
Please visit our Warranties page for information on Castagra’s warranty options.
Yes! Our Patch & Repair Kits are perfect for making test swatches. Please make sure to test first to ensure product compatibility.
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