Case Study: Farha Roofing uses SEALGUARD SILICONE system to restore an EPDM roof!

Roof History

Farha Roofing got the call to come out and inspect an 80,000 square foot shopping center type facility. The owner explained that the Single-ply, EPDM, roof was out of warranty and starting to leak. Farha Roofing found that in addition to leakage there was also some ponding water, making SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE an excellent choice.

Before: EPDM roof with ponding water

The Solution

Farha Roofing chose to use a Volatile Free, Inc. Roofing solution. This included:

1.  VFI-#11 Water Based Epoxy Primer

2.  VFI-Butyl Tape

3.  SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE

Primed roof with VFI-#11 Water Based Epoxy Primer

The Installation

First, Farha Roofing thoroughly cleaned the EPDM roof. Second, they applied the VFI-#11 Water Based Epoxy Primer for the best adhesion. Third, Farha used Butyl Tape to seal seams, termination and penetrations that needed extra reinforcement. Last, they spray applied SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE to complete the project.

Butyl tape installed on necessary seams to prevent leaks

The Result

This system stopped all leaks, restored integrity to the roof and saved the business a costly tear off.

After: SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE coats the entire roof!

Product Information

VFI-#11 Water Epoxy Primer is a general purpose, two component, water based, epoxy primer. It provides excellent adhesion and superior strength to most metal, mod bit/BUR, single-ply, concrete and wood.

The SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE is a cool roof coating and is UL, Energy Star, Miami Dade, FM and T24 certified. SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE is also  a single component, high solid roof coating. it forms an elastomeric waterproof, white membrane and protects your roof from water damage and UV deterioration.

Standard and Premium SEALGUARD SILICONE Colors

Check out all of our Standard and Premium SEALGUARD SILICONE colors.

The VFI Standard Line includes:

  1. White
  2. Light Gray
  3. Medium Gray
  4. Tan

The VFI Premium Line includes:

  1. Armor Gray
  2. Brick Red
  3. Dark Bronze
  4. Patina Green
  5. Hunter Green
  6. Bright Red
  7. Black

Please contact Volatile Free, Inc. for pricing on premium and custom colors. A color chip must be submitted for color matching. Pricing for custom colors will be determined once the color has been matched and approved. VFI will do whatever it takes to maintain color consistency in each batch, however, it is possible for small color variations to occur. Weather conditions, application
technique and substrate texture may affect the product’s gloss and color. Minimum order size is 30 gallons per color, or a small order additional charge will be applied. Allow a minimum of seven business days. Lead-time is based upon color matching, approval by customer and lead times of pigments. Custom colors may not be returned. All pricing is F.O.B Volatile Free, Inc. –Brookfield, WI. Pricing is subject to change.

Case Study: Washington Roofing uses new Polyurethane Basecoat with Silicone Topcoat!

Roof History

Bailey Hall at Fort Scott Community College was experiencing roof seam leaks. The Modified Bitumen roof was starting to alligator where past repairs had been made with asphaltic material.

Before image of Mod Bit Roof

The Solution

Washington Roofing & Insulation chose to use the ultimate Volatile Free, Inc. Roofing System. This includes:

  1. VFI-#11 Water Based Epoxy Primer
  2. VFI-727 Polyurethane Spray Foam
  3. VFI-3600 Polyurethane Basecoat
  4. SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE

The Installation

Washington Roofing & Insulation used VFI-727 Polyurethane Spray Foam around the perimeter of the roof, roof units and all protrusions.  They then treated every seam with VFI-3600 Polyurethane Base Coat for the best security and to make them water tight. Last, they coated the roof with UV Stable High Solids SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE.

VFI-727 sprayed around perimeters and VFI-3600 applied on all seams

The Result

This roof had been leaking for quite some time into the classroom below. This system stopped all leaks, restored integrity to the roof and saved the college a costly tear off.

VFI-990 topcoat over VFI-3600, VFI-727 and VFI-#11

Product Information

VFI-#11 Water Epoxy is a general purpose, two component, water based, epoxy primer. It provides excellent adhesion and superior strength to most metal, mod bit/BUR single-ply, concrete and wood.

VFI-727 Polyurethane Spray Foam is a spray applied, polyurethane, roofing insulation foam. When combined with SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE, it forms a superior barrier that can extend an existing roof’s life. VFI-727 Polyurethane Spray Foam is UL certified.

VFI-3600 Polyurethane Basecoat is a two component, aromatic polyurethane coating that forms a tough elastomeric membrane, that provides waterproofing and impact resistance when applied to the existing roof substrate.

The SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE is a cool roof coating and is UL, Energy Star, Miami Dade, and T24 certified. SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE is also a single component, high solid roof coating. It forms an elastomeric, waterproof, white membrane that protects your roof from water damage and UV deterioration.

Case Study: Mid Central Contract Services

Roof History

In the fall of 2016, Volatile Free, Inc. (VFI) Representative, Adam Scheafbauer, was contacted by Mid Central Contract Services, to inspect the existing 57,000 square feet granulated modified bitumen roof after hearing reports of hail damage. A thorough visual inspection quickly confirmed the hail damage. Adam Scheafbauer immediately started working with Stan Hudson, of Mid Central Contract Services, and Stan Williams, a professional roofing and insurance expert, to determine the best way to address the situations and determine a plan of action to prevent further damage to the system from moisture intrusion.

SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE on Metal Roof
Spraying SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE on Metal Roof

 

The Solution

Discussions were held with the owner and the insurance company, and the team presented a proposal that eliminated the need for costly tear-off and replacement that could disrupt their day to day operations. There was concern about initial moisture intrusion into the existing system as a result of the hail damage. To mitigate this concern, a company specializing in proprietary engineering systems came to the rescue. It’s special one way vents were sealed in place around the perimeter of the roof, to vent/dry out any moisture present in the damaged membrane. Once the vents were installed, the cleaning and prep process began. The new roof system was installed according to the specific design established for each of the ten roof areas in order to meet the qualifications and specifications of VFI’s warranty. Adjacent buildings at the facility were also inspected. As a result, another 64,000 square feet of metal deck was prepped, primed and coated with SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE by Mid Central Contract Services. At the request of the owner, 23,000 square feet of uninsulated metal roof first received the VFI-727 Polyurethane Spray Foam to eliminate condensation in that particular structure. To protect the spray foam insulation, from future hail damage, 24 mils of VFI’s high impact resistant polyurea was installed and then top coated with the SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE for UV protection. In all, upon completion, nearly 150,000 square feet of roofing is watertight and currently under warranty with the SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE system.

Finished SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE over Metal Roof
Finished SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE over Metal Roof

Case Study: The Ultimate Roof Coating System with Washington Roofing & Insulation!

Washington Roofing & Insulation, Inc. use VFI Silicone and Spray Foam

Roof History
Over the last 30 years, Cottey College has worked with Washington Roofing & Insulation on several roofing projects across campus. For this project, they were looking to repair the roof over the college’s gym and pool area.

The roof was originally completed with a spray polyurethane foam and silicone top coat. The roof had become worn over time and the customer was looking at restoration options. They also wanted to incorporate large solar panels. Washington knew it would be important to use a quality spray polyurethane foam and silicone system to make the roof as smooth as possible.

Mod/bit roof before Foam and Coating

Washington Roofing specializes in spray polyurethane foam and elastomeric coating applications and have completed millions of square feet of roofing and waterproofing projects in their 30 plus years of experience.

The Solution
Washington Roofing & Insulation has had a strong relationship with VFI representative, Adam Scheafbauer for years. They chose to use VFI-727 Polyurethane Spray Foam and SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE due to the longevity of these products.

Installation Details
The process included removing about 1-1.5 inches of old foam and replacing it with VFI-727 Polyurethane Spray Foam.

1. Power wash roof area
2. Scarify roof area
3. Apply 2.5 gallons per 100 square feet of SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE coating
4. Apply .5 gallons per 100 square feet of SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE with broadcasted granules

VFI-727 Polyurethane Spray Foam

 

SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE over VFI-727 Spray Foam

VFI and the Cool Roof Rating Council

Did you know that Volatile Free, Inc. is a member of the Cool Roof Rating Council?

Currently, VFI has three products that qualify for the CRRC rating. These include:

  • SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE
  • SEALGUARD VFI-991 SILICONE
  • VFI-605 Acrylic Top Coat

How to qualify
VFI had the solar reflectance and thermal resistance tested to qualify each product. These are rated on a scale from 0 to 1, where 1 is the most reflective or emissive. The CRRC measures these two properties for roofing products, both for the product’s initial values and after three years of outdoor exposure. See image below:

SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE

 

 SEALGUARD VFI-991 SILICONE

Cool Roof benefits for Building Owners

A cool roof will reduce overall utility costs. Your building will remain much cooler thus decreases your use of air conditioning during the hot summer months. The incorporation of VFI’s cool roof coatings will reduce maintenance costs and extend the overall roof life. The average energy savings range from 7-15% of total cooling costs.

The diagram above shows the sun hitting a cool roof substrate. The roof will absorb some of the heat, but solar reflectance and thermal emittance will come into play projecting the heat out.

VFI’s cool roof coatings can be applied on Metal, Mod Bit/BUR, Single-ply and over our VFI-727 Roofing Foam.

Contact VFI today for more information! You could avoid a costly roof tear off and simply re-coat with our Silicone or Acrylic Roof Coatings.

Check out The Cool Roof Rating Council web site for more information: Cool Roofs