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WeatherSeal can perform leak repairs as well as new commercial flat roof installation on many types of traditional flat roof systems. As well, we offer Fluid Applied Sustainable Cool Roof Systems that are Energy Star approved, reflect heat at a 79% efficiency and have a high heat release rating. Fluid applied roofing if maintained correctly will last the life of a building and new roof penetrations can be repaired quickly by staff maintenance. Traditional roofs simply don't measure up to the Eco friendly monolithic Fluid applied roof. Read some product brochure facts below on Hydrostop roof coatings, click on the Hydrostop Logo to download the full product PDF for all the facts.
FASCRS are classified as “cool” by the Cool Roof Rating Council, the industry’s regulatory body for documenting a roofing system’s reflectivity and emissivity values. FASCRS have high solar reflectance and albedo. They emit the roof surface material’s heat back to the atmosphere instead of transferring it into the roof substrate and building below. High emittance values also help to quickly dissipate what heat is absorbed. In addition to exceeding the requirements of the Cool Roof Rating Council, FASCRS are certified by other independent third-party testing organizations and supported by government-sponsored programs and incentives.
Compared to traditional roofing systems such as the APP, SBS, TPO, EPDM and PVC systems that require accessories to produce a watertight and complete roof system, the monolithic design of FASCRS has superior waterproofing capabilities. When properly installed and maintained, FASCRS are guaranteed to remain 100% waterproof regardless of weather conditions or age. There are no leak points and virtually no warranty exclusions. The warranties are unmatched in the industry, and are sustainable for the life of the building because FASCRS never have to be replaced or torn off. FASCRS remain seamless, flexible and durable under any weather or climatic condition, regardless of ambient temperature, because of their distinguishing monolithic and 100% adhered design.
Economical benefits of the FASCRS start with lower installation costs than traditional roofing systems due to reduced labor and material needs. The savings continue with lower maintenance costs that accrue over the life of the building to deliver long-term savings. Additionally, because FASCRS have the ability to reduce the temperature of the roof surface, surrounding ambient air, and the building’s interior temperature, they improve the building’s overall energy efficiency to deliver further cost savings by reducing power consumption and lessening peak load demands.
As alternatives to traditional roofing systems, water-based FASCRS are eco-friendly because they combat urban heat islands, reduce smog, minimize VOC emissions, decrease landfill overload from roofing waste, and conserve resources. Environmentally safe and sustainable FASCRS also meet the growing demands for LEEDTM credits. With low installation costs, minimal maintenance requirements, versatile application parameters, and wide color selection to meet virtually any design needs, FASCRS are revolutionizing the roofing industry.
Whether installed as new construction or over the existing low-slope or flat roof substrate, the ten primary benefits of FASCRS are:
COOL ROOF RATING COUNCIL Tested and certified by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC), an independent, non-profit organization that maintains a third-party rating system for radiative properties of roof surfacing materials.
Listed by the ENERGY STAR® Roof Products Program,
a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that helps
businesses and individuals save money and protect
the environment through energy efficient products
Energy Star is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
LEED Qualifies for points from The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, the national benchmark for the design, construction, operation and certification of high performance green buildings.
FACTORY MUTUAL Certified under the Factory Mutual (FM) 4470 classification as a low slope roof system with superior performance in: Interior and Exterior Fire Rating, Wind- uplift, Severe Hail Impact, Resistance to Leakage, and Resistance to Foot Traffic. FASCRS are also tested and certified by Factory Mutual as Class I fire-rated roofing systems. FASCRS are FM-approved to be installed over: insulation board, recovery boards, new built-up, existing built-up, EPDM membranes, metal, concrete, and lightweight concrete substrates.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Approved for resistance to wind uplift by Miami Dade, an independent authority with jurisdiction in Florida’s Miami-Dade County to issue a Certificate of Competency to fabricators and manufacturers of building products.
UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES Approved by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the trusted source across the globe for product compliance and for public safety. FASCRS are tested and certified as 790 Class A fire rated roofing systems. UL is a registered trademark of Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA) Awarded the ability to provide materials and services directly to the United States Government through the GSA’s government-wide regulations and policies that encourage agencies to use the best, most cost-effective management practices. FASCRS are approved by GSA ADVANTAGE! under solicitation 7FCI-F8-03-0056B with GSA Federal Supply Schedule number GS-07F-5988R for FSG 56 (Building Materials).
CHOICE FACILITY PARTNERS Member of Choice Facility Partners, a cooperative that brings legally and competitively bid facility contracts to schools, education-related organizations and other governmental entities across Texas.
SUPPORTED BY GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED PROGRAMS AND INCENTIVES
Incentives in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles prove that more and more municipalities are realizing that any building envelope can benefit from the energy saving roofing systems that provide versatile solutions to leak-prone areas and offer colors to meet any aesthetic requirement.
FASCRS VS. TRADITIONAL ROOFING SYSTEMS
From materials, installation and maintenance to service life, sustainability and warranties, traditional roofing systems cannot compare to the FASCRS. Traditional roofing systems are typically expensive to install, prone to water infiltration problems, difficult to detail, expensive to remove and harmful to the environment.
S.F.A.C.R.S TRADITIONAL ROOFING
With FASCRS, a simple application process enables timely installation within target date, no inter- ruption of normal building activities, and a reduced frequency of workman’s compensation claims.
Most traditional roofing systems require a lengthy and expensive installation process that demands more skilled laborers, more time, more complicated equip- ment, more flashing details, and more accessories
and tools. These additional requirements significantly increase the cost of the installation. The heavy equip- ment and bulky materials used for traditional roofing products also result in a greater occurrence of workman’s compensation claims.
FASCRS can waterproof virtually any surface associated with the building’s roof substrate including interior & exterior parapet walls and caps, scuppers, drain bowls, through roof protrusions and decks. Complex roofs are easily detailed with a monolithic, 100%adhered,fullyreinforcedFASCRS.
Traditional roofing systems are not monolithic, require difficult, time-consuming and error-prone details, and cannot accommodate complex roof applications.
FASCRS are fully adhered roofing systems that do not require the use of leak-prone accessories to
completely waterproof the building and withstand wind uplift.
Traditional roofing systems require accessories at the edges and penetrations that are prone to water infiltration and failure.
FASCRS come with up to a 20-year, non pro- rated warranty that can be extended for the life of the building.
Warranties for traditional roofing systems are typically pro-rated and are full of limitations that ultimately compromise the integrity of the warranty protection.
FASCRS are monolithic and self-flashing, and will conform to any type of substrate. Therefore, they offer an excellent means of extending the water- proofing membrane onto any curb, penetration or parapetwall.
Traditional roofing systems have numerous seams that eventually leak, resulting in costly damage to the decking substrate, insulation and building interior. Required flashing details at the edges of traditional roofing systems are difficult to design, install, and maintain.
FASCRS have superior UV, weather, and thermal shock resistance, and remain permanently flexible upon aging. They retain their physical properties and integrity over time better than any other roofing system. Solar reflectance and thermal emittance capabilities are also retained with age.
Traditional roofing systems begin to degrade when exposed to UV and weathering, resulting in a loss of flexibility and leaks at seams, cracks, joints and/or fasteners.
FASCRS are designed to accommodate multiple resurfacings without compromising roof load capacity.
Traditional roofing systems add a significant weight load and eventually require removal of the existing roof prior to re-roofing.
FASCRS never have to be removed because they are designed to accommodate multiple applications without compromising roof load capacity.
Most traditional roofing materials must be removed periodically because they deteriorate and lose their ability to protect the building from weather conditions. This roof tear-off waste is a significant contribution to the landfill solid waste stream.
All FASCRS components are water-based, with very low VOC levels well below all national and regional regulations.
Traditional roofing includes components with high VOC content. When heated and while curing, asphaltic- based materials emit a range of VOCs into the atmosphere. Traditional roofing systems continue to emit VOCs into the environment during their life.
FASCRS can be applied over new and existing roof substrates to provide an effective protective barrier against the sun’s damaging rays.
The sun’s powerful infrared and ultraviolet rays cause heat aging of traditional roofing systems. Upon exposure, the oils begin to leach out of the membrane, causing the membrane to dry out, crack and blister.
FASCRS offer long-term performance and are sustainable for the life of the building at the least life cycle cost.
Traditional roofing systems have a typical life cycle of only 15 to 20 years, after which they normally require removal and replacement.