Superior Structural Protection from Metacrylics Energy Efficient Coatings
For more than 40 years, Metacrylics Energy Efficient Coatings has been a nationwide leader and provider in acrylic and silicone innovation, providing the finest products for a wide range of roof coating applications. Our proprietary formulations have been designed to offer the ultimate structural protection to extend the life and integrity of your building while enhancing energy efficiency. Metacrylics coatings are the cost-effective alternative to tear-offs and re-roofing, require virtually no maintenance costs, and are proven to deliver long-lasting results. Learn more about our line of acrylic- and silicone-based coating products and how they can work for you.
A Wide Range of Applications
Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) is a type of synthetic rubber commonly used for single-ply roofing membranes. As they age, EPDM roofs erode, shrink, and experience seam failure as they age, which can lead to leaks and roof failure. Metacrylics coatings are proven to provide ample protection against weathering and water infiltration, leading to better overall building efficiency.
Single-ply TPO membranes can often be difficult for coatings to adhere to. When applied to a suitable cleaned, weathered TPO roof, Metacrylics TPO Primer and Metacrylics coatings provide optimal adhesion. TPO roofs with leaking or deterioration issues due to ponding conditions and seam failures should be coated with Metacrylics. Metacrylics coatings withstand ponding conditions and resist debris, protecting the existing membrane from water infiltration.
Metacrylics coatings provide protection over failing or aged built-up roofing (BUR). BUR absorbs and holds heat, advancing the aging and weathering of the roof and eventually causing leaks and failure. Coating BUR with Metacrylics increases the efficiency of the building by reflecting hear and damaging UV rays.
Metacrylics coatings also create a monolithic membrane, protecting the existing roof from damaging weather and moisture. Metacrylics coatings withstand ponding conditions and resist debris, protecting the existing membrane from water infiltration. By using Metacrylics to coat the existing roof, building owners and managers are able to avoid costly tear-offs and re-roofs.
Metacrylics coatings provide protection over aging or failing tar and gravel roofs. As tar and gravel roofs age, the gravel loosens and leaves the membrane vulnerable to UV rays and weathering. Tar and gravel roofs also absorb and hold heat, increasing roof and internal temperatures, causing increased energy and utility costs. Metacrylics coatings provide protection by reflecting heat and sunlight, leading to a more energy efficient building. Metacrylics coatings also withstand ponding conditions and resist debris, protecting the existing membrane from water infiltration. By coating the existing tar and gravel roof with Metacrylics, building owners and property managers are able to avoid costly tear-offs and re-roofs.
Standing seam metal roofing systems utilize interlocking panels attached by concealed fasteners. Although standing seam metal roofs are typically much more durable compared to traditional roofing materials, they’re still susceptible to weathering and wear and tear as they age. Metacrylics coatings provide additional protection by preventing rusting and damage from harsh environmental conditions, extending the life of the standing seam metal roof. Coating a standing seam metal roof with Metacrylics creates better insulation from heat, water infiltration, and external noise.
Metacrylics coatings provide protection over failing or aging metal roofs. As exterior temperatures fluctuate, metal roofs expand and contract and experience movement that can wear down sealants protecting the roof from leaks. Coating metal roofs with Metacrylics reflective coatings lower roof temperatures by reflecting UV rays and sunlight and are formulated to handle the movement of the roof without failing. Metacrylics coatings protect metal roofs from rust damage and are a more cost effective repair than a complete re-roof.
Metacrylics coatings protect new construction plywood from weathering that can degrade the roof and cause leaks. Metacrylics coatings over new construction plywood reflect heat and UV rays, lowering roof and interior temperatures, potentially lowering utility costs. Class A Fire Rating over plywood requires either DensDeck® or Atlas FR Slipsheet.
Metacrylics provide protection and extend the life of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofs. SPF roofs break down from weathering and often need to be coated and restored. Metacrylics coatings provide excellent resistance to weathering and ponding conditions.
Using Metacrylics over new construction plywood creates an effective walking surface with an appealing look. Metacrylics protects the plywood by creating a durable seal and resisting ponding water while also providing an enhanced appearance.
Metacrylics formulations allow for excellent adhesion when recoating existing walking decks. Using Metacrylics over existing walking decks can restore the look and surface strength of the deck. Metacrylics walking deck systems offer ponding water resistance and color retention attributes.
Metacrylics Roof & Tile Sealer protects and restores tile roofs. Aged or failing tile roofs absorb moisture, creating extra weight on the structure. Metacrylics Roof & Tile Primer penetrates and strengthens the surface. Metacrylics Roof & Tile Sealer creates a seal on the surface that blocks moisture from the tile. As a result, it eliminates the extra weight load. Roof & Tile Sealer is available in 36 colors.
Metacrylics formulations allow for excellent adhesion when recoating existing Metacrylics coated roofs.
- Thoroughly pressure wash gutters at a minimum of 3,000 PSI. Rusted areas must be replaced with new gutters.
- Apply primer to gutters.
- 3-Course with GEL & FABRIC over all joints. Do not use PEEL & COAT on any gutters!
Parapets Coping (CAP)
- Thoroughly wash or pressure wash parapet coping.
- Prime coping. Any rusted areas must be primed with black primer instead of clear primer.
- Apply 4” Metacrylics PEEL & COAT and GEL or CLEAR BASE, or 3-Course with GEL & FABRIC over the top of the coping (cap) joints.
- Coat with additional BASE & WHITE topcoat.
Nosings, Edge Flashings, & Gravel Stops
- Apply primer to all edge flashings. If new, wipe with vinegar or a suitable cleaning agent.
- Apply 3-Course with 6”-9” FABRIC & GEL over the top of the edge flashing.
- Apply the 3-Course 3” on horizontal flashing and 3” on the vertical flashing on the outside wall.
- Lift and remove block.
- Apply GEL or ACRYLIC BASE & WHITE coating to the area.
- Allow to dry and replace block.
- If damage to the roof occurs while removing block, 3-Course with GEL & FABRIC and replace block when dry.
Wood Sleepers (HVAC Supports)
- Jack up the HVAC unit and remove sleeper.
- Install Metacrylics one-ply or granulated slip sheet under the entire area of sleepers and HVAC.
- When the system is cured, replace sleepers. Be sure that lags attaching HVAC to sleepers are not too long and will not penetrate the roof system.
- If sleepers cannot be moved or lifted, they must be completely encapsulated. The area under HVAC should be coated with Metacrylics and reinforced with fabric.
- Thoroughly pressure wash all ducts at a minimum of 3,000 PSI.
- 3-Course duct joints with Metacrylics ACRYLIC GEL & 4” PEEL & COAT.
- Apply 2 gals/SQ of Metacrylics ACRYLIC WHITE in two applications of 1 gal/SQ of ACRYLIC WHITE.
- 3-Course up the side of the skylight curb 6” and onto the field area 3”. Be careful not to cover any weep (drainage) holes in the skylight.
- Apply ACRYLIC GEL to all exposed screw heads.
- Fill pitch pocket with Metacrylics ACRYLIC GEL.
- 3-Course with GEL & FABRIC over the top of the pitch pocket and down to the base of the pitch pocket, and at least 3” onto the roof.
- Apply ACRYLIC GEL to the penetration exiting the pitch pocket for 10” in length.
Scuppers & Drains
- Remove all old asphalt, mastic, and roofing materials around the inside of the scupper. For drains, remove the drain screen, clamp ring, and screws.
- Thoroughly apply Metacrylics primer to scuppers and drains.
- For scuppers:
- Apply Metacrylics GEL liberally to the inside and outside of the scupper
- Cut a 9”-20” square piece of fabric and embed into the GEL. Sometimes overlapping 4” strips of fabric into GEL may be preferred depending on the size of the scupper.
- Embed the fabric at least 4” into and around the inside of the scupper.
- For drains:
- 3-Course with GEL & FABRIC into the drain pipe at least 2”.
- Take a 20” or 40” square of fabric and place over the drain, cutting a hole out for the drain.
- 3-Course then reattach drain ring and screen cover.