How Emulsion and Acrylic Roof Systems Fail

Just Say NO To Acrylic!

We are seeing many of these types of failures within 3 years of  installation. The video below and the photo to the right are  asphaltic bentonite clay emulsion roofs with an acrylic coating  topcoat. This is what happens when water ponds on these types
of roofing systems.roof-coating-roofing

The acrylic top coat is not waterproof so water and moisture  penetrated the acrylic roof coating causing it to fail, exposing  the emulsion. After time, the UV rays and heat breaks down the  bentonite clay emulsion. This is the “waterproofing” in an  emulsion acrylic roof system. The oils are baked out in a short  period of time and the emulsion deteriorates. Once the  emulsion has begun to deteriorate, leaks begin. Left unprotected the emulsion roof will lose all of its waterproofing  ability in a short period of time, leaving behind a dirt roof (see photo to the right). A SureCoat Roof System is exceedingly UV stable therefore, ponding water does not affect its  waterproofing ability and heat and UV has little effect on the Solar Reflective Index (SRI) of a  SureCoat roof.

Read more on Emulsion and Acrylic here…

Acrylic and Emulsion Roof Video

This is an 88,000 SF BUR with a failing emulsion and acrylic system that was installed just a few  years ago. This is what happens when water ponds on these types of roofing systems. Watch the You Tube Video:

About SureCoat Systems

SureCoat Systems specializes in waterproofing systems for industrial and commercial flat and low-sloped roofing, exterior walls and concrete. SureCoat Systems have developed an exclusive line of waterproofing products that conserve on energy and protect buildings from water intrusion! Visit to learn more or call and speak with a waterproofing specialist today at 877-823-7873.
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