- All loose coatings, heavy rust, debris, and fresh roof cement must be removed, and the existing roof system must be repaired — such as replacing missing or loose fasteners and metal panels as needed. Then the roof is power-washed at 2000 psi with a cleaner, using an airless spray rig.
- Prime the roof with a metal roof primer using an airless spray gun followed by a wet film gauge to determine the proper mil thickness has been applied.
- Flash fasteners, penetrations, seams, and lap joints with a flashing grade sealant that can be brushed, rolled or extruded.
- Apply the finish coating (using the airless spray gun), followed by the wet film gauge to ensure proper mil thickness. A typical dry mil thickness for the finish coating is 18-25 dry mils, achieved in 2-3 coats. The finished coating system serves as the top layer of the roofing system. This is quite different from a paint film thickness (approximately 3 dry mils).
Spray applications methods are best for metal roofs because of the irregular shapes and joints that must be covered, although coatings can be applied using brushes or rollers.
Help your customers save money by installing profitable cool roof systems
Integrating Conklin's roofing and coatings systems into your business is a win-win for the customer, the community in which you live and work, and for your roofing company:
- The customer gets a less expensive, sustainable roofing system that helps them save on their energy costs
- White roofs contribute to the reduction of landfill waste and your community's urban heat island
- Conklin roofing and coatings systems are more profitable to install than other roof systems
For more information on how to start or enhance your existing business installing Conklin roofing and coating systems, please contact Conklin Master Contractor Stan Volkman ofThe Contractor's Alliance at (612) 750-6639 or via email atinfo@TheContractorsAlliance.com.