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Liquid-Applied Coating Solutions

Liquid-Applied Roofing Solutions Benefits

Liquid Applied Roofing Solutions can help extend the life of structurally sounds roofs through their ability to eliminate many failure points associated with many aging low slope roofs. Liquid applied roofing can also help add solar reflectivity properties to dark colored roofs greatly reducing energy costs.

What is a Liquid Membrane Roofing System?

A liquid-applied roofing system consists of multiple components that come together to form a fully adhered, seamless, and self-flashing membrane. Components include liquid applied coatings and mesh membranes to create a true liquid membrane system that preserves and protects the integrity of the building.

What is a Roof Coating System?

Roof Coatings are designed for extending the life of existing structurally sound roofs. GAF Roof Coatings are specially formulated to extend the life of roofs while protecting them from damaging effects of weather and the environment such as UV light, water and wind. GAF offers roof coatings in a variety of different technologies such as acrylic, silicone and polyurethanes to meet many different building needs and budgets.

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Types of Liquid-Applied Coatings.

GAF offers multiple liquid-applied roofing system solutions, each designed for specific applications and conditions. These solutions each feature a liquid-applied component that creates a seamless, chemically resistant barrier to external elements. They can be installed over most existing roof types, eliminating the need for tear-offs or installation of re cover boards. No hot kettles, no expensive installation equipment, and no special seaming devices are required. 

Coatings for Challenging Conditions

Functional

LEAKS & WATER INTRUSION

Water intrusion, such as through leaks or condensation, is the number-one challenge for most exterior construction surfaces. This results in deteriorating substrate conditions, interior and property damage, devaluation of the structure, and interruption of occupancy

EXISTING ROOF AND WALL DEFICIENCIES

Cracks, damage, and points of failure in existing roof systems often cause headaches for building owners. The issues may be merely cosmetic, or they could be symptoms of much more serious structural issues beneath the surface.

BUILDING OCCUPANCY

Water intrusion, such as through leaks or condensation, is the number-one challenge for most exterior construction surfaces. This results in deteriorating substrate conditions, interior and property damage, devaluation of the structure, and interruption of occupancy

DETRIMENTAL ENVIRONMENT

Many regions face ocean salt spray, intense sun, unstable ground, or blowing wind and rain. In addition, many industrial processes release corrosive gases and residues that attack traditional roofing materials.

Aesthetic
COOL ROOF COMPLIANCE

When determining the best solution for an exterior surface, local building codes, energy costs, and effect of absorbed heat must be considered.

COLOR STABILITY AND IMAGE RETENTION

Years of ultraviolet exposure, polluted air, and dirt and debris can wreak havoc on surfaces, making them appear faded and inconsistent.

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

In many cases, property maintenance is tied to visual appearance, and lesser quality coatings require more frequent maintenance and recoats.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Some applications require complex patterns, designs, and wide color palettes to meet the application or designer requirements.

Coatings Challenge

with Michelle Carlin, GAF Senior Product Manager - Coatings

Benefits of Coatings
 
What Is the Best Coating Solution for Small Low Slope Jobs? | Coatings Challenge by GAF

GAF tackles the question of what coating solution work bests for smaller commercial jobs that need to preserve both metal and asphalt roofs

 

How to Deal with Ponding Water | Coatings Challenge by GAF

GAF tackles the question of what coating solution would work best for restoring a roof that gets hit with a lot of standing water in cooler seasons. Learn more about GAF Roof Coatings at: https://www.gaf.com/en-us/roofing-products/commercial-roofing-products/roof-coating-systems

 

Benefits of the HydroStop PremiumCoat System | Coatings Challenge by GAF

GAF tackles the question of what coating solution would work best for converting a large waterfront warehouse into luxury condominiums. Learn more about GAF's Hydrostop products: https://www.gaf.com/en-us/roofing-products/other-building-materials/non-roofing-coatings/wall-coatings/hydrostop-flexcoat-wall-coating https://www.gaf.com/en-us/roofing-products/other-building-materials/non-roofing-coatings/wall-coatings/hydrostop-barrierguard-waterproofing

 

How To Grow your Steep Slope Roofing Business | Coatings Challenge by GAF

With a low investment, and ease of installation, GAF coatings are a great way to grow your business whether you're a low slope or steep slope contractor. Learn more about GAF Roof Coatings: https://www.gaf.com/en-us/roofing-products/commercial-roofing-products/roof-coating-systems

 

Finding the Right Solution for Protecting your Roof from Ponding | Coatings Challenge by GAF

With temperatures dropping, a contractor is in need of a roof coating to protect the roof on a stucco building from the damages caused by ponding water. Luckily, GAF has a solution. Learn more about Roof Coating Systems: https://www.gaf.com/en-us/roofing-products/commercial-roofing-products/roof-coating-systems

Tested. Proven. Trusted.

High-quality coatings provide a reliable way to protect, preserve, restore, repair, and beautify structures around the world. Based on experience spanning several decades, coating solutions from GAF are field-proven and time-tested.

Tested Technology

Whether prohibiting water intrusion, changing the color of an exterior wall, reflecting the intense heat of the sun, or resisting dirt pickup, coatings perform many critical functions in the operation and maintenance of a structure. When properly installed and maintained, GAF coatings are reliable and durable.

Answers to Common Challenges

The weak link of many structures is improper selection of exterior coating solutions. GAF coatings are engineered to help overcome these difficult situations, providing peace of mind and dependable solutions that can be maintained, despite challenging conditions, for the long term.

Reliable Manufacturer

GAF is a leading manufacturer of protective systems and coatings for the construction industry. Our Technical Sales Representatives and Territory Managers are positioned to provide guidance, support, and training to the industry. GAF provides roof systems and coating solutions that meet the most rigorous industry standards.

Unmatched Quality

GAF coating solutions are specifically formulated and applied with longevity and durability in mind. Using only the highest-quality raw materials, all products are thoroughly tested before packaging to ensure translation of quality to the project. Most products are safe and do not require expensive safety or environmental equipment to apply.