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:

  • 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:




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



New Product Alert: Damp proofing/Waterproofing

Volatile Free, Inc. offers damp proofing/waterproofing coatings to protect your building
Brookfield, WI (April, 2017) – The leadership at Volatile Free, Inc. (VFI) has added three new coatings to a diverse product line. The new products include: VFI-608 Below Grade Waterproofing System, VFI-690 Waterproofing Primer and VFI-695 Clear Wall Sealant/Water-repellent.

VFI-608 is designed for waterproofing below grade masonry surfaces such as foundation, basement and retaining walls. VFI-690 is designed to seal pores in all types of masonry walls prior to top coating with an exterior acrylic paint of the owner’s choice. VFI-695 is intended for use on bare brick and stone walls and provides a durable, clear protective barrier against water and dirt.

“The addition of this product line allows us to offer our customer’s more waterproofing solutions,” says VFI President, Nancy Hochmuth

Volatile Free, Inc. has been in business for over 20 years, manufacturing high performance polymers. Since 1995, VFI has successfully manufactured polyurethane spray foam, silicone, acrylic, urethane and related products. Utilizing advanced techniques in chemistry and technology along with steady company growth, demonstrates Volatile Free Inc.’s commitment to provide quality products and services. VFI’s success is due to the strong relationships they have built while maintaining and improving their products.

To learn more about VFI’s new and certified products visit at www.volatilefree.com. To place an order call (800)307-9218. Visit Volatile Free, Inc. at the 2017 Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo!


New Product Alert: Introducing the new VFI-Deck Coating System

Volatile Free, Inc. has launched the new VFI-Deck Coating System. It features a five-layer system designed to protect various types of concrete structures. VFI-Deck Coating System provides superior waterproofing protection while maintaining maximum slip resistance to the substrate.

The types of concrete structures include; balconies, patios, ramps, elevated walkways and previously coated deck systems.

The system includes:

  1. VFI-1007 Polyurethane Primer
  2. VFI-#11 Water Based Epoxy Primer
  3. VFI-3400 Aromatic Polyurethane Deck Basecoat
  4. VFI-Walnut Shell Granules
  5. VFI-3500 Aliphatic Deck Coating

VFI-Deck Coating System Advantage include:

  1. Easy Application with brush or roller
  2. Excellent Adhesion to VFI selected primers
  3. Excellent UV and environmental resistance
  4. Superior waterproofing
  5. Superior flexibility and durability
  6. Manufactured by VFI
  7. Limited warranty available

Contact us today to learn more about the VFI-Deck Coating System!

Case Study: SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE over a Single-ply and Mod Bit Roof.

Henryetta High School and Middle School were in desperate need of roof repair. The current roof on both facilities was getting to the end of its life expectancy, was out of warranty and started to have some leaks. A local architect had concluded that both roofs needed a complete tear off.

Coontz Roofing, Inc. along with Adam Scheafbauer from VFI, offered a better more cost-effective solution. 

Henryetta High School included 60,000 square feet of a mod bit substrate and Henryetta Middle School included 40,000 square feet of single-ply TPO substrate. Both substrates required a four-step process; clean, prime, repair and coat. First, clean the roof with VFI- 1009 Cleaning Concentrate. Second, prime the roof with VFI-#11 Water Based Epoxy Primer. Third, repair the roof with VFI-993 Flashing Grade Silicone. Finally, coat with SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE.

The SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE is a cool roof coating and is UL, Energy Star, Miami Dade and T24 certified. SEALGUARD VFI-990 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. VFI-#11 Water Based Epoxy Primer is a two component, water based, epoxy primer, which provides excellent adhesion and high strength to concrete, mod bit/BUR, metal and single-ply surfaces. It can also be used to fill small pits and holes to create a level surface and promote even flow of roof coatings.

VFI has specialized in products that protect your roof and insulate your home or building for over 20 years. Currently, VFI manufactures a variety of protective roof coatings including; Silicone and Acrylic Coatings. VFI also manufactures roofing spray foam and open cell and closed cell spray foam for commercial and residential properties. In addition, VFI offers top of the line epoxy primers that are compatible to all VFI roof coatings and substrates.

4 simple steps to apply VFI’s Silicone Roof Coating System

Applying silicone to a metal, concrete, mod/bit or single-ply roof is easily achieved with VFI’s superior products. Specifications must be followed. The overall process includes 4 steps. 1. Clean 2. Prime 3. Repair 4. Coat.

First, clean the roof with VFI-1009 Cleaning Concentrate. VFI-1009 is a highly effective cleaning agent that, when combined with water, penetrates the existing coating or substrate and allows contaminants to be flushed from the surface.

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

Third, repair the roof with SEALGUARD VFI-993 Flashing Grade SILICONE. VFI-993 is a high build, single component silicone sealant designed to seal abnormal roof penetrations that cannot be covered with standard sprayers or rollers.

Lastly, coat your roof with SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE. VFI-990 is a single component, high solids roof coating that forms an elastomeric, waterproof, white membrane and protects your building from water damage and UV deterioration. The VFI formula provides maximum durability and sustainability.