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EPOX-Z NRG cool roof coating making immediate impact with unprecedented performance

July 14, 2011

This two-part, 100-percent solids coating is a breakthrough product motivating commercial contractors to focus on emerging trend in roofing.

NORWELL, MA – Boston coatings manufacturer EPOX-Z Corporation has introduced a technologically superior roof coating that is causing building owners, facilities managers, commercial developers and commercial contractors to think twice about the benefits of cool roofs.

EPOX-Z NRG™ is a two-part, 100 percent solids cool roof coating engineered to provide superior performance over all elastomeric coatings. EPOX-Z NRG™ is a solventless, odorless coating that contains zero VOC’s and is the only cool roof coating proven to mitigate the damaging effects of ponding water on flat commercial roof surfaces.

Art Bartone, president of Barco Building Industries and Bartone Properties, is a building owner and has been a commercial developer for more than 40 years in New York. He has seen hundreds of roofing products come and go, but EPOX-Z NRG™ is the first coating he has seen that seemed like a game changer.

Last summer, Bartone elected to use EPOX-Z NRG™ on the leaky 18,000 square-foot roof at University Shopping Center in Farmingdale, N.Y., that seemed to be near the end of its life after 27 years. Not only did EPOX-Z NRG™ eliminate the leaks and extend the life of the roof by an additional 10-15 years, Bartone said the temperature inside the shopping center on warm days has been noticeably lowered throughout the structure.

Bartone liked the product’s properties and performance so much, Barco Building Industries became a certified distributor and applicator for EPOX-Z NRG™. Since coating the University Shopping Center, Bartone has taken advantage of the new revenue stream by coating several commercial properties in New York.

“We really had not used coatings before, but now we absolutely believe EPOX-Z NRG™ is the best product we’ve seen to cure leaks and provide cooler interior temperatures,” said Bartone, who applied EPOX-Z NRG™ on his own building on Long Island last year. “We did our first applications more than a year ago, and we are up on those roofs frequently with prospective customers and the roofs look just like they did the day that the coating was applied. The product offers so many benefits, and I would definitely say that EPOX-Z NRG™ is setting a new standard how roof coatings should perform.”

Ponding or standing water is one of the most destructive conditions a roof can encounter and can dramatically shorten the life cycle of roof systems. Until EPOX-Z NRG™ was introduced in 2009, the roof coatings industry had not been able to find a dependable solution to lessen the deteriorating effects of ponding water on a roof.

“We invested heavily in research and development before launching EPOX-Z NRG™ to be sure we had perfected a product that incorporates the flexibility of acrylics with the strength of epoxy,” said Tony Camarota, CEO of EPOX-Z Corporation and the innovative mind behind the creation of EPOX-Z NRG™. “Acrylic coatings can be adversely affected by a variety of conditions, and when wet for a period of 48 hours an acrylic coating will begin to deteriorate. Our unique coating solutions are engineered to withstand ponding water problems on all roof systems, prolonging the life of the roof and enabling building owners to prevent a multitude of costly problems.”

WJ Northridge Construction Company in Huntington, Long Island, has been a respected and prolific commercial contractor in New York for more than 25 years but had not considered an entrée into roof coatings until being introduced to EPOX-Z NRG™ last year. After applying EPOX-Z NRG™ coating on its own building, the executive team at WJ Northridge was so impressed that they created Great White Coatings and became a distributor and applicator for EPOX-Z NRG™.

“We really didn’t know what to expect, but it turned out to be unlike any other coating product we had ever seen,” said Great White Coatings C.O.O. Andrew Sutherland, who said his company will exclusively use EPOX-Z NRG™. “We were amazed by the waterproofing and sealing properties offered by EPOX-Z NRG™ because it is a two-part epoxy coating. We tested several other coatings products on our own roof, but they seemed like a paint whereas EPOX-Z NRG™ only requires one coat and performs like a true coating.”

The energy-saving properties of cool roof coatings is well documented, and commercial property owners and managers would agree that reflective cool roof coatings are the gateway to enormous energy savings. But Sutherland said EPOX-Z NRG™ distinguishes itself by providing substantial energy savings in an environmentally friendly product that also protects roof surfaces from the effects of standing water.

“I knew a cool roof coating would yield lower surface temperature than a black roof, but I never would have thought that it would make such an immediate temperature difference,” said Sutherland, who said employees began commenting on the more comfortable temperatures almost immediately after EPOX-Z NRG™ was applied to the WJ Northridge building. “When we looked at the range of benefits this product provides, it was clear to us that it’s a home run for us and building owners to use EPOX-Z NRG™.”

Consensus among building owners, property managers and roofing experts is that EPOX-Z NRG™ offers roof protection from the elements, extended roof life and energy savings in one coat and at a fraction of the cost of roof replacement. Please call (781) 561-7227 or visit www.EPOX-Z.com for more information on the benefits that can be gained by choosing EPOX-Z NRG™.

EPOX-Z Corporation is a manufacturer of epoxy-based coatings that are used for surface protection in a range of markets including roof restoration, marine, power generation, gas transmission, and wastewater treatment facilities. Driven by the need to protect industrial and commercial structures as well as the environment, EPOX-Z has introduced superior solutions that offer exceptional performance without any environmental hazards. EPOX-Z’s 100 percent solids, solvent-free coatings have exceptional surface tolerance and provide a high level of resistance to chemicals and moisture.

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