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SECTION 07 56 00

ACRYLIC ROOF COATING


(Specification for ALSAN COATING AC 401)

NOTE: This guide specification is provided as a guideline and must be modified, as required,
by the Designer of Record for each project. This specification is prepared in general accordance
with CSI format to be included under Division 7 – Thermal and Moisture Protection. Additional
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PART 1 GENERAL

1.01 SUMMARY
A. Work shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Repair existing roofing and flashings using compatible materials to ensure
the coating substrates are clean, dry and watertight prior to coating
application.
2. Clean existing metal roofing and flashing substrates to be coated.
3. Primer/Surface treatment:
a. Metal roofing and flashings:
i. Remove all loose rust and prime surface rust using ALSAN
COATING RUST INHIBITIVE PRIMER.
4. Seal all exposed fasteners, roof seams and rooftop penetrations as
specified.
5. Apply two coats of ALSAN COATING AC 401 at 24 wet mils for each coat
(approximately 1.5 gals/100ft2 each coat).
a. Finished roof coating shall consist of 25 mils dry film thickness
(approximately 3.0 gals/100ft2) minimum coverage.
6. Contractor shall provide all related materials and labor required to
complete specified roof coating necessary to receive the specified
manufacturer’s warranty.

1.02 RELATED SECTIONS:


A. 010000 - General Requirements
B. 011000 - Summary of Work

1.03 DEFINITIONS
A. ASTM D 1079-Standard Terminology Relating to Roofing and Waterproofing.
B. NRCA Guidelines for Roof Coatings

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1.04 REFERENCES
A. AMERICAN STANDARD OF TESTING METHODS (ASTM):
1. ASTM C 794 - Standard Test Method for Adhesion-in-Peel of Elastomeric
Joint Sealants.
2. ASTM C 1193 – Standard Guide for Use of Joint Sealants
3. ASTM D 522 - Standard Test Methods for Mandrel Bend of Attached
Organic Coatings.
4. ASTM D 562 - Standard Test Method for Consistency of Paints
Measuring Krebs Unit (KU) Viscosity Using a Stormer-Type Viscometer.
5. ASTM D 624 - Standard Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional
Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
6. ASTM D 903 - Standard Test Method for Peel or Stripping Strength of
Adhesive Bonds
7. ASTM D 1644 – Standard Test Methods for Nonvolatile Content.
8. ASTM D 1653 - Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission of
Organic Coating Films.
9. ASTM D 2196 - Standard Test Methods for Rheological Properties of
Non-Newtonian Materials by Rotational Viscometer.
10. ASTM D 2370 - Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Organic
Coatings.
11. ASTM D 2697 – Standard Test Method for Volume Nonvolatile Matter in
Clear or Pigmented Coatings
12. ASTM D 4541 - Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings
Using Portable Adhesion Testers.
13. ASTM D 4799 – Standard Test Method for Accelerated Weathering Test
Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Fluorescent UV and
Condensation Method)
14. ASTM D 6083 - Standard Specification for Liquid Applied Acrylic Coating
Used in Roofing.
15. ASTM E 108 - Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings.
16. ASTM G 21 - Standard Practice for Determining resistance of Synthetic
Polymeric Materials to Fungi.
17. ASTM G 155 - Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for
Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials.
18. ASTM G 4798 - Standard Practice for Accelerated Weathering Test
Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Xenon-Arc Method).
B. AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE (ANSI):
1. ANSI/FM 4474 - American National Standard for Evaluating the
Simulated Wind Resistance of Roof Assemblies Using Static Positive
and/or Negative Differential Pressures.
C. COOL ROOF RATING COUNCIL (CRRC)
D. EPA ENERGYSTAR
E. FLORIDA BUILDING CODE (FBC):
F. INTERNATIONAL CODES COUNCIL (ICC):

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G. NATIONAL ROOFING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION (NRCA).
H. ROOF COATINGS MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (RCMA).
I. UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES (UL):
1. UL 790 Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings.

1.05 ACTION SUBMITTALS


A. Product Data Sheets: Submit manufacturer’s product data sheets, installation
instructions and/or general requirements for each component.
B. Safety Data Sheets: Submit manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for each
component.
C. Sample/Specimen Warranty from the manufacturer and contractor.

1.06 INFORMATION SUBMITTALS


A. Contractor Certification: Submit written certification from protective coating and
waterproofing system manufacturer certifying that the applicator is authorized by
the manufacturer to install the specified materials and system.

1.07 CLOSEOUT SUBMITTALS


A. Warranty: Provide manufacturer’s and contractor’s warranties upon substantial
completion of the waterproofing system.

1.08 QUALITY ASSURANCE


A. MANUFACTURER QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Manufacture shall have 20 years of experience manufacturing roofing and
waterproofing materials.
2. Manufacturer shall have trained technical service representatives
employed by the manufacturer, independent of sales.
3. Manufacturer shall provide site visit reports in a timely manner.
4. Manufacturer shall provide specified warranty upon satisfactory project
completion.
B. CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Contractor shall be authorized by the manufacturer to install specified
materials prior to the bidding period through satisfactory project
completion.
2. Applicators shall have completed projects of similar scope using the same
materials as specified herein.
3. Contractor shall provide full time, on-site superintendent or foreman
experienced with the specified waterproofing system through satisfactory
project completion.
4. Applicators shall be skilled in the application methods for all materials.
5. Contractor shall maintain a daily record, on-site, documenting material
installation and related project conditions.
6. Contractor shall maintain a copy of all submittal documents, on-site,
available at all times for reference.

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C. SUBSTRATE EVALUATION:
1. Contractor shall evaluate the acceptability of existing substrates to ensure
roof surfaces have positive slope and adequate drainage, clean surfaces
free of incompatible materials, dry materials and surfaces free of moisture
contamination, and otherwise satisfactory to apply the specified coating
and coating accessories.
2. Contractor shall not proceed with the application of the coating and
coating accessories until substrate deficiencies have been repaired or
replaced as necessary to successfully complete the specified coating.
3. Contractor shall evaluate adhesion of the coating and coating accessories
to substrates throughout the work area, and record the results using
digital photos or other means each day as necessary to demonstrate
satisfactory adhesion is achieved and maintained throughout the project.

1.09 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING


A. Refer to each product data sheet or other published literature for specific
requirements.
B. Refer to product Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for storage and handling related
hazards, and take all necessary measures and precautions to comply with
storage and handling requirements.
C. Deliver materials and store them in their unopened, original packaging, bearing
the manufacturer's name, related standards, and any other specification or
reference accepted as standard.
D. Store coating and accessory materials in a dry, well ventilated, weather tight
area, with temperatures maintained between 50°F (10°C) and 80 °F (27°C).
Protect materials to prevent damages due to environmental exposures.
E. During cold weather, ensure water based materials are properly stored in heated
areas, and protect materials as necessary to prevent exposure to freezing
conditions.
F. Store and dispose of materials in accordance with building owner requirements,
site conditions, and the requirements of local jurisdictions.
G. Properly dispose of all product wrappers, pallets, cardboard tubes, scrap, waste,
and debris.
H. All damaged materials shall be removed from job site and replaced with new,
suitable materials.

1.10 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS


A. FIRE CLASSIFICATION:
1. Coating shall meet ASTM E 108 and or UL Classified per UL 790.
B. LEED SUSTAINABLE SITES (SS) CREDITS:
1. SS 7.2, Heat Island Effect-Roof.
a. The specified white coating includes a minimum of seventy-five
percent of the low-slope roof area, and shall have an SRI value
greater than, or equal to 78 as published by the Cool Roof Rating
Council (CRRC).

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C. COOL ROOF RATING COUNCIL (CRRC):
1. The specified white coating shall be listed by the Cool Roof Rating
Council (CRRC) with the following minimum published values, including
CRRC 3-year ratings:
a. Solar Reflectance: Initial:0.86 3-year: 0.74
b. Thermal Emittance: Initial:0.89 3-year: 0.88
c. Solar Reflectance Index (SRI): Initial 108 3-year: 91
D. ENERGY-STAR RATING:
1. The specified white coating shall be listed by the Cool Roof Rating
Council (CRRC), and meet the approval requirements of the US EPA
EnergyStar Program:
a. Initial Solar Reflectance: 0.86
b. Initial Emissivity: 0.89
E. CALIFORNIA TITLE 24:
1. The specified white coating shall meet or exceed the following 3-year
requirements of California Title 24 as listed with the Cool Roof Rating
Council (CRRC):
a. Solar Reflectance: 3-year: 0.74
b. Thermal Emittance: 3-year: 0.88
c. Solar Reflectance Index (SRI): 3-year: 91

1.11 SITE CONDITIONS


A. SAFETY:
1. The contractor shall be responsible for complying with all project-related
health, safety and environmental requirements.
2. The contractor shall review project conditions and determine when and
where conditions are appropriate to utilize the specified coatings and
accessories. When conditions are determined by the contractor to be
unsafe or undesirable to proceed, measures shall be taken to prevent or
eliminate the unsafe or undesirable exposures and conditions, or
equivalent approved materials and methods shall be utilized to
accommodate project requirements and conditions.
3. The contractor shall refer to product Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for health,
safety, and environment related hazards, and take all necessary
measures and precautions to comply with exposure requirements.
B. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
1. Monitor substrate and material temperature, as well as all environmental
conditions such as ambient temperature, moisture, sun, cloud cover,
wind, humidity, and shade.
2. Ensure conditions are satisfactory to begin work and ensure conditions
remain satisfactory during the installation of specified materials. Materials
and methods shall be adjusted as necessary to accommodate varying
project conditions. Materials shall not be installed when conditions are
unacceptable to achieve the specified results.

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3. Precipitation and dew point: Monitor weather to ensure the project
environment is dry before, and will remain dry during, the application of
the specified coating and accessories. Ensure all materials and
substrates remain above the dew point temperature as required to
prevent condensation and maintain dry conditions.
4. Ambient temperature should be a minimum of 50°F (10°C), and well
above the dew point temperature, with no dew, fog or condensation
present.
5. Roof surface temperature should be a maximum of 150°F (65°C) during
application.
6. During preparation, cleaning and application of specified materials, follow
all health, safety and environmental requirements related to applicable
materials involved with the work and related exposures. Properly handle
and dispose of all cleaning materials, waste and debris associated with
the specified work.

1.12 WARRANTY
A. Manufacturer's Warranty. The manufacturer shall provide the owner with the
manufacturer’s roof coating warranty for 10 years from the date the warranty is
issued.
B. The contractor shall guarantee the workmanship and shall provide the owner with
the contractor’s warranty covering workmanship for a period of 2 years from
completion date.

PART 2 PRODUCTS

2.01 MANUFACTURER
A. SINGLE SOURCE MANUFACTURER: All coating materials shall be
manufactured by a single supplier with 20 years or more roofing and
waterproofing manufacturing history in the US.
1. Comply with the manufacturer’s requirements as necessary to provide the
specified warranty.
B. ACCEPTABLE MANUFACTURER:
1. SOPREMA, located at: 310 Quadral Drive, Wadsworth, OH 44281; Tel:
800-356-3521; Tel: 330-334-0066; Website: www.soprema.us.
2. Acceptable alternate manufacturers: _________________________

2.02 ACRYLIC ROOF COATING


A. High quality, plasticizer free, water based acrylic, elastomeric roof coating.
1. SOPREMA ALSAN COATING AC 401:
a. Volume solids (ASTM D1653): 55.0 +3%
b. Weight solids (ASTM D1644): 68.4 +3%
c. Tensile strength (ASTM D2370): 310 +20 psi
d. Elongation (ASTM D2370): 315 +20%

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e. Permeability (ASTM D1653): 9 +1
f. VOC (EPA method 24): <50 g/l
g. Hardness (Shore A)(ASTM D2240): 55-60
h. Viscosity: 85 + 10 KU
i. Density: 11.9 lbs per gallon
j. Flashpoint: None
k. Shelf life (when stored between 40°F and 70°F): 24 months
l. Clean up: Water
m. Minimum coverage: 48 wet mils (3.0 gals/100ft2) plus additional
coating where specified for pre-treatment of laps and seams.

2.03 ACCESSORIES
A. PRIMER:
1. Metal Roofing:
a. Metal roofing primer to treat surface rust.
i. SOPREMA Inc. ALSAN COATING RUST INHIBITIVE
PRIMER.
B. REINFORCING FABRIC:
1. Stitch-bond polyester used to reinforce ALSAN COATING AC 401 coating
and flashing applications.
a. SOPREMA Inc. ALSAN POLYFLEECE:
i. Thickness: 30 mils (0.8 mm)
ii. Weights: 2.4 oz per square yard
iii. Width(s): 4 in (26 cm), 6 in (35 cm), 8 in (53 cm), 39 in (99
cm).
iv. Length: 50 ft (15.2 m)
C. FLASHING GRADE ACRYLIC:
1. High quality, plasticizer free, water-based, 100% acrylic flashing grade
elastomeric coating for brush or roller application.
2. Reinforced: Used with ALSAN POLYFLEECE to seal horizontal (flat)
seams, flashing transitions, roofing terminations, and roof penetrations.
3. Unreinforced: Used to seal vertical seams and exposed fastener heads.
a. SOPREMA Inc. ALSAN COATING AC 401 FLASHING
D. GENERAL PURPOSE SEALANT
1. SOPREMA Inc. SOPRAMASTIC SP1: General purpose, paintable, gun-
grade, elastomeric, polyether moisture curing sealant for sealing metal
flashings, terminations, Kynar 500 PVDF, horizontal and vertical
construction joints.
a. VOC Content: 20 g/L or less.
b. Meets or exceeds ASTM C920, Type S, Grade NS, Class 50.
c. Standard color, custom color.
E. ROOF CLEANER:
1. Water-based surface cleaner designed to clean metal roofing, EPDM and
other single-ply roofing as necessary to dissolve and remove residues

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and heavy accumulations of hard-to-remove dirt, oil and grease in lieu of
harsh solvents.
a. SOPREMA Inc. ALSAN ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER:
i. VOC content: 0 g/L
ii. pH level: 11.0 – 13.5
iii. Weight: 8.6 lb/gal (1.03 kg/L)
iv. Clean up: Water

PART 3 EXECUTION

3.01 EXAMINATION
A. GENERAL
1. Examination includes visual observations, qualitative analysis, and or
quantitative testing measures as necessary to ensure conditions are
satisfactory to begin, and remain satisfactory throughout the project.
2. Ensure all roof surfaces have positive slope with no less than 1/8 inch per
foot.
3. Examine substrates to ensure all roof areas have positive slope,
adequate drainage and contain no standing water from HVAC
condensation or other sources.
4. The applicator shall not begin installation until conditions have been
properly examined and determined to be clean, dry and, otherwise
satisfactory to apply the specified coating and accessory materials.
B. MOISTURE SURVEY:
1. Examine roofing membrane edges/laps, metal laps, foam closures,
fastener seals, and other surface conditions. Eliminate trapped and
concealed moisture before applying specified coating and accessories.
C. ADHESION TESTS:
1. Prior to beginning work, the contractor shall examine adhesion between
specified coating materials and all prepared substrates using the following
qualitative method:
a. 180 degree peel test. Basis of test is ASTM C794:
b. Choose 3 or more areas, representative of each substrate.
c. Clean, rinse and prepare the substrate as specified, allow to dry.
d. Apply primer where specified for bleed-through resistance and/or
as required to ensure satisfactory adhesion. Allow primer to fully
dry.
e. Cut 1 inch (2.54 cm) wide x 12 inch (30.48 cm) long strips of
specified polyester reinforcing fabric.
f. Apply specified liquid-applied coating material to the prepared
substrate.
g. Use specified coating materials to fully encapsulate an 8 to 9 inch
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reinforcing fabric, allow a 3 to 4 inch (7.62 to 10.16 cm) “dry tail” to
remain un-coated.
h. Based on conditions, allow up to 2 weeks for samples to fully cure
for optimum results.
i. Grip the “dry tail” end of the reinforcing fabric and pull 180
degrees, parallel with the surface. Use a small fish scale or
similar scale to measure quantitative results in pounds of
resistance where quantitative results are desired.
j. For metal, masonry, concrete, single-ply membranes, and other
smooth/nonporous substrates, results shall demonstrate
resistance to peel, with cohesive failure where most of the coating
remains adhered to the substrate.
k. For quantitative measurements, peel resistance shall exceed 2
lb/in (0.35 N/mm).
l. Record results with digital photos for reference.

3.02 PREPARATION
A. GENERAL:
1. Before commencing work, the contractor shall prepare all work areas to
ensure conditions are satisfactory to proceed with the installation of
specified materials.
2. Route all HVAC condensate lines to roof edges or into roof drains to
prevent moisture contamination and damage.
3. Eliminate ponding water conditions. All roof surfaces shall have positive
roof slope, no less than 1/8 inch per foot. All roof surfaces to be coated
shall be free of standing water.
4. Protect all adjacent areas from damage, overspray and spillage of coating
materials.
B. METAL ROOFING PREPARATION:
1. Replace all missing, stripped and deteriorated fasteners using appropriate
fasteners with EPDM-backed washers.
2. Fasten all metal roofing and flashing over-lapped seams as required to
prevent movement/opening of seams under foot traffic.
3. Use low pressure 2,000 psi power washer with a wide fan tip, and cleaner
as approved by the local jurisdiction, to remove dirt, biological growth and
other residue as necessary to produce clean roof surfaces.
4. Use ALSAN ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER, or detergent cleaner and water,
as approved by the local jurisdiction, to remove petroleum, grease or
other contaminants that will prevent adhesion of new coating materials.
5. Remove all residual detergents and cleaners using clean water.

3.03 PRIMER APPLICATION:


A. METAL ROOF PRIMING:

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1. For light, widespread rust, remove loose rust then apply ALSAN
COATING RUST INHIBITIVE PRIMER at approximately 1/2 gallon per
100ft2 over the prepared metal substrates.
2. Allow up to 24 hours to completely dry.
3. For heavier rust, wire bush or mechanically abrade rusted surfaces to
remove all loose material. Apply ALSAN COATING RUST INHIBITIVE
PRIMER at ½ to 1 gallon per 100ft2.
4. Allow up to 24 hours to completely dry.

3.04 ROOF FLASHING APPLICATION:


A. GENERAL
1. Apply specified flashing grade materials and sealants prior to roof coating
application. Ensure all flashing grade materials and sealants are cured
prior to applying the specified coating.
B. METAL ROOFING:
1. Fully encapsulate all exposed fasteners using ALSAN COATING AC 401
FLASHING or SOPRAMASTIC SP1
2. Seal all vertical lap seams using ALSAN COATING AC 401 FLASHING.
3. Seal all horizontal (flat) lap seams, and roof penetration flashing seams
using a three-course of ALSAN COATING AC 401 FLASHING reinforced
using ALSAN POLYFLEECE.
C. FLASHINGS, ROOFING TRANSITIONS AND PENETRATIONS:
1. Seal using three-course ALSAN COATING AC 401 FLASHING or
COATING reinforced using ALSAN POLYFLEECE reinforcing fabric.

3.05 ACRYLIC ROOF COATING APPLICATION:


A. BASE COAT:
1. Ensure primers, sealants and flashing materials are completely dry and
cured.
2. Brush, roll or spray-apply a base coat of 24 wet mils (1.5 gals/100ft2)
ALSAN COATING AC 401 over the field and flashing substrates.
3. Periodically check the base coat thickness during installation using a wet
mil gauge.
4. Apply additional base coat where necessary to meet thickness
requirements.
B. TOP COAT:
1. Ensure base coat is completely dry and cured.
2. Brush, roll or spray-apply a top coat of 24 wet mils (1.5 gals/100ft2)
ALSAN COATING AC 401 over the clean, dry base coat.
3. Periodically check the top coat thickness during installation using a wet
mil gauge.
4. Apply additional top coat where necessary to meet thickness
requirements.
C. FINISHED COATING DRY MIL THICKNESS:

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1. Finished coating dry mil thickness of cured coating shall be 25 mils or
more.

3.06 WALKWAYS:
A. After the roof coating has cured, mark areas to receive walkways.
B. Brush, roll or spray-apply a [custom color] walkway coat 24 wet mils (1.5
gals/100ft2) ALSAN COATING AC 401.
C. Immediately broadcast colored ceramic granules into the wet walkway coat until
refusal and allow to cure.
D. Remove loose granules.
E. [optional] Brush, roll or spray-apply a [custom color] walkway coat of 24 wet mils
(1.5 gals/100ft2) ALSAN COATING AC 401 over the granules.

3.07 CLEAN UP:


A. Clean up and properly dispose of waste and debris resulting from these
operations each day as required to prevent damages and disruptions to
operations.

END OF SECTION

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