"We are a cooperative manufacturer and gaurantee the associated products and systems installed" to date we are the only roof coating manufacturing firm world wide that has a liquid a acrylic applied to an exiting tile roof that has had this unequivocal Tas-106 Pull Uplift exam and the associated results.
The questions the customer should ask because they do not want to have to continually repair the roof or undertake a complete roof or wall restoration replacement:
The Original Liquid Applied Rubber Roof Shield System is the only roof coating system that has the Wind Resistance Rating Tech Data (Florida Code TAS-106) So its a good idea to start thinking about retrofitting with the Original Liquid Applied Rubber Roof Shield System to strenghthen your roof and "Save your tiles
Home Depote Roof Paint Coatings, Lanco Harris, Siliconizers, Somay Roof Mastic, Sherwin Williams, and Acrylux Mastics are suggested by these manufacturers not to be used in ponding water, "just read their warranty, " its called saturation. These are good products for painting walls or some types of roofs but they are not engineered to be used on flat roofs. Elastomeric is a process of manufacturing made by combining enamel and thickeners, "that is caulk" then you have to paint it, mastic is caulk, paint is paint and premium 100% Rubber is 100% Rubber which they are not. Place there products in the freezer they will snap because they are not designed to push all the water through even at their driest cure state, thats why ponding water is the real litmus test
Elastomerics Paint, "Mastics" were not designed to be waterproofing roofs, or below grade projects, limited rather to verticals (walls) that's because they hold a percentage of h2o in its film thickness after exposure to water then return back to its dry state. Water barrier Elastomeric Paints or Mastics require a third paint coat to protect it from damage from weathering, "protect the protectrant" doesn’t make much sense.additional coats every 3 to five years could be very costly, be certain to do the math and if your roof is considered a low slope tile roof or shingle roof we would not recommend their use because the restrictions on the performance data precludes prolonged submersion or negative drainage.
Claim to be hurricane Proof! or High Velocity Wind Zone Rated, what does that really mean, read on please...
1st of all what is your tile roof attachment to begin with , "the uplift pull on tile test"
THE "TAS-106" Dade County Approved "tile pull test" is required to be performed on all new tile roof replacement in Florida after the tiles are set. This is to test the real wind uplift resistance it actually has at the tiles, the first line of defense. New tile roof replacement requires a minimum of 35 lbs of lift in the fields and 55 pounds at the ridge caps, which is equal to about 120 TO 130 mph, if anything hits the roof the wind load does not have to be as much to dislodge the tiles.
Paint coatings mastics made locally today may have this approval as the Dade County Standard
THE TAS-121. Miami Dade High Velocity Wind Zone Rated
Definition:: The structure of the buildings roof or wall has been tested to the minimum wind resistants standard levels at 130 MPH and is deemed "approved" within its own strenght design criteria before applying mastics, caulks, or elastomeric systems to exiting tile roofs or walls. It is not a pull test
Tas-121, Limitations, mastics are not to be applied to the tile roof tile head laps.
The value of certain Dade County Approvals are very important to note, read the Dade County approvals if any as well as the manufacturers warrantys and gaurantees very carefully . Many so called roof coating products saturate after prolonged exposure to the elements.
Roofprotect Rubber roof coating can be submerged under water for prolonged periods without subsequent damage due to saturation of the coating. great for flat roofs.
Miami Dade High Velocity Wind Zone Rated: means structures in Florida exposed to hurricanes
TAS-121 Approved Roof Mastic are approved only within the exiting structures strenght.
Updated Jam 20 2012
REINSURANCE CONCERNS: "Miami Dade High Velocity Wind Zones
IF YOU HAVE A 25 YEAR OLD SHINGLE ROOF OR A 50 YEAR OLD CEMENT TILE ROOF AND YOU RECIEVED A NOTICE FROM THE STATE OWNED CITIZENS WINDSTORM INSURANCE CARRIER THAT UNLESS YOU REROOF YOU WILL KNOW LONGER HAVE WINDSTORM INSURANCE PROTECTION, see lines labeled *** below
*** Windstorm Insurance Policy Protection on exiting roofs
*** New requirement by State owned Citizens Insurance Company
***Homes with a shingle roof of 25 years old or cement tile roofs of 50 years must have the roof replaced to be eligible for coverage unless you can provide a Satisfactory Roof Condition Certification to accommodate this situation, remember we can help you with our Uplift test. Originally created by Citizens Insurance company and marketed through the my safe Florida home program several years ago.If the applicant can provide proof of use-full life remaining the application can be submitted unbound with the appropriate roof documentation for consideration
***If your roof is not old enough to be ineligible but you have received notification that your policy will be canceled if you don't get a re inspection it is important to follow through with the instructions. If you need to get your roof repaired get it done, however if your roof is in good condition and the insurance inspector or agent is pressuring you give us a call we can help.
***You may have been notified by your insurance company to re examine your property as a consequence of inaccurate inspections previously undertaken in behalf of the My Safe Florida home program windstorm uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection Form (OIR-B1-1802). Now the re inspections require that only GC's or Engineer's can undertake the wind mitigation inspections.
..Florida Rules: Regarding the roofing industry for leak guarantees
The roofing Contractor must provide a minimum of 2 years for leaks on a new roof replacement, unusual wind condition of 65 miles per hour or above may void any previous roof repair or new roof installation warranties. This can vary depending upon the contractor and/or the system being installed. In any event, be sure to inquire about the fine print on the written warranties presented and how this may affect you in the event of a storm.
** FP&L Participating Contracting firms Relective Rebates, Energy Star product rated discounts
There are presently no rebate incentives to repair or replace cement tile roofs or barrel clay tile roofs,the insurance industry said they are costing the industry to much money to replace or to continually repair, with the exception of under air ac rebates by applying white Energy Star reflective paints or coatings,see our link Energy Star Rebates on the home page.
FACTS: Partnered Rebates, Incentive Programs, Roof Leak Prevention, Water Barriers
*********Please click on these links or copy and paste in your browser ********* From 2008 June 10 , nothing really changed!
Fp&l Reflective roof contractor partner program rebate enrollment is not in effect at this time, primarily because the rebate checks distributed fund the participating contracting firms not the property owners, presenting quality control issues, which have been cause for some concern. The rebate of up to 50 cents per sq ft is calculated and based on the interior air conditioned space not including the eaves, overhang or garage. Fp&L can not warranty the workmanship or products. The contracting firm is to supply all gauranties and warranties. The 1500.00 tax incentive rebate is still applicable under reflective roof systems. See the link on the home page," Energy Tax Credit." 2). SIMPLY use only quality reflective roof measures whenever and wherever possible to save on cooling your costs.
The application of white paints, elastomerics or mastics by themselves may not add wind lift strength to any substantial levels, the ONLY TEST THAT DEMONSTRATES that is the Miami-Dade County, State of Florida approved TAS-106 Uplift," Tile Pull Test", after the job is completed to CERTIFY that the tile are permanently locked down and can resist real hurricane force winds and projectiles
By applying a paint or Elastomeric to your tiles does not necessarily make your roof seamless or monolithic at all points, can not stop leaks unless they are dug out and dried back in with conventional methods depending on where they are located, especially (tie ins), where two roofs join together which is a structual issue. 1). Applying a coating to seal the roof and stop roof leaks requires an installation of a monolithic coat over every sq inch of the surface of the roof first APPLYING a completely seamless layer and then additional flexable coatings
Energy Star reflective roof products should require additional detailed documentation of installation work actually undertaken by the roof painting contractors and better disclosure of the product manufacturers records to verify that roofs were installed with their specific named products on them,( for no less than a 3 year period, prior to a certified slit sample removal of the weathered product and supposed jobsites in question).
In spite of the challenges presented with the reflective roof rebate program, "Energy Star Approved Roof Coatings" participating contractors receive up to a 50 cents per sq ft incentive to apply white roof systems on your roof,
*Be certain to request and retain a copy of every performance guarantee, warranty and rebate amount*.
The complete Roof Shield System utilizing Roofprotect products has the wind lift tested strength rating results of 100lbs TO 180ILBS of lift resistance which provides the confidence that it will perform as stated.Remember the formula, Each 35 POUNDS of lift pressure is = to 100 mph wind pressures, another words the roof will come off at the hip before the tiles are breached, see our exam, click on the blue link UPLIFT TEST, TAS-106.
The Roof Shield System utilizing Roofprotect products were undertaken on all of jobsites listed on its references pages and our company holds the original contracts for the those jobsite testimonials,
Increases the exiting roof tile attachment up to a cat 5 after the Roof Shield System utilizing Roofprotect products are applied to an exiting older cement tile, shingle,or barrel tile roof.
Roofprotect roof acrylic coating that has a zero blistering test results after cure in prolonged submersion in water and o saturation documented on long term projects in the field.
Lloyds of London has acknowledged, the Roof Shield Coating System.
How to calculate the rate at which any Elastomeric system should be applied depends on the manufacturers specifications, NAMELY the thickness of the dried finish millage of the paint coating, (should be subject to a slit sampling to make sure).Data sheets help to calculate the required coverage ratio for thickness of the coatings after cure.
FACT:******** Roofprotect products manufacturing firm that has the side by side documented still photo's, video footage, contracts of specific property's dated before the advent of the most recent hurricanes, of all the houses on the street missing roof tiles except the roof surfaces that had Roof Shield System previuosly applied to them. B. ******** Roofprotect products were installed prior to the advent of real hurricane force winds.The Roof Store site provides several commercial & residential shingle, cement tile, barrel tile, metal & flat built roofs previuosly sealed with the name address and phone number.
Elastomeric paint manufacturers products specifically used on roofs can give their position on ponding water and what they will guarantee in writing. Our weatherproof products were derived from swimming pools and below grade projects and can provide uo to a 10 year Leak Free Warranty..
Manufactured waterproof paint products are 100% Acrylic resin, no clay or fillers are added.
Weatherproof products and systems have an additional hard coating or reinforcement layer that has proven testing to strengthen the exiting roof system by being all points monolithic and seamless.
Elastomeric Paint or Mastics are generally known as water barriers requiring more maintenance such as recoating every 3 to 5 years, (additional paint layers added to protect the protection). It is important to aquire all performance claims in plain English from the manufacturer, what it is windproof, what is waterproof,what is hurricane proof, and what exactly is a weatherproof product and get it in writing.
Do you know what a real system warrantee looks like,t It should say two words: LEAK FREE for years and also transferable and renewable.The manufacturer & contractor must also state GUARANTEE with the exact same language or one could simply blame the other for failure of their system or product. Always get a copy of the warrantee and data sheet of the products being used and determine if they are both on it or not. It is a good idea to request a copy of the product liability from their warranty or bond company to back up the work and the forward looking statements like windproof weatherproof or hurricane proof roof coating.
"Getting a free estimate painting your roof white"
Get you roof measured correctly, and documented in your contract and warranty, If it is not it could be a costly mistake for all concerned.
Roofprotect products once applied do not have to be painted. It is a finished product gloss resin all the way through. Water cannot pass through once our formula is cured
For the complete Roof Shield System we apply our proprietary wind tile mitigation coat before the Roofprotect Acrylic Resin paint coating to make the tile roof completely seamless and wind resistant.
"The Original Liquid Aapplied Rubber Roof Shield System"
testED in real life weathering conditions. in the field documented on 10 year old plus projects and survived not one but several named storms.
The Roof tile attachment wind strength mitigation test TAS-106 was undertaken on the Roof Shield System in 2007, This wind pull test demonstrates real uplift pressures, to date we are the only roof coating manufacturing firm world wide that has a liquid a acrylic applied to an exiting tile roof that has had this unequivocal exam and the associated results.
ABC Conclusion: Take steps to improve your exiting roof system and remember that federal law prohibits any state agency from precluding white reflective roof coatings to be applied on roofs. Retain a copy of the product liability from the product manufacturers warranty or bond company to back up the statements of waterproof, wind proof, leak proof or hurricane proof to insure the performance stated. "Dade County Approved" is not necessarily your guarantee, the specific type of tested system, products and written warranties are.
I have included above disclosed information that should be helpful in making an informed decision about the specific nature of the type of work you are considering to be undertaken and what should be expected.