November 2007

Selecting correct coatings—part 1

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by Reed Hitchcock
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Because there are more roof coatings available to roofing contractors than ever before, it can be difficult to choose a proper coating. And choosing a coating becomes even more complicated given the myriad of roof systems currently on the market. However, before you can determine what coating to use, it is important you understand some basic information about coating technology.

Coating technology

Roof coatings commonly are classified according to binder type and carrier type. Application methods and compatibility with existing roof surfaces stem from the binder type and carrier type.

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