Monday, July 9, 2012

Untested coatings and inexperienced roofing contractors: Questions to ask

As manufacturers of roof coatings continue to expand product lines and respond to the increased emphasis on white roofs and sustainability, consider that new, untested coatings with limited track records will enter the market. New installers with limited experience also might begin installing roof coatings.

Using untested or unproven products and inexperienced installers can increase the risk of installing a roof coating system that fails to meet customer expectations.

Some coating suppliers and applicators also tend to offer long-term warranties in an effort to build customer confidence and differentiate themselves from competitors. While warranties have their place, pre-qualifying manufacturers, specific products, and applicators is a more reliable means to control — and ensure the success of — the selection process.

You should also consider the following questions in making decisions:

  • How long has the formulation been in use?
  • Does the supplier make the coating, or do they have their products private-labeled?
  • What is the oldest application of the formulation?
  • Will the manufacturer provide mock-ups and adhesion testing to assist with system selection?
  • Do nearby facilities have the proposed products in place?
  • Can the manufacturer provide references who are available for interviews

If you are interested in roof coatings, it is best to use proven materials and experienced roof coating installers.

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