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.

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: 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.