Although being so negative in each (valid) point of
consideration, Rupar misses entirely why there is so much interest
in and use of coatings. The reasons for interest include enhancing
roof system service life, reducing energy and heat loads, reducing
waste and bringing roofing professionals into long-term service
relationships with clients.
We have extensive experience with coating asphalt
mineral-granulated roof coverings, polymer-modified bitumen,
asphalt cap sheets and asphalt shingles. The trade's reaction to
such efforts about 40 years ago was vehement, vitriolic and
ignorant. We literally were called "communist" because we found
coated roofs appeared to have indefinitely extended service lives,
which went against those "entitled" to replace roofs...
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