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.

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!