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Snow Roof FAQ

If you don't see an answer here in our Frequently Asked Questions section, please contact us!

Q:   Can Snow Roof be tinted? With what?
A:   Snow Roof may be tinted with universal latex colorants not to exceed 2 ounces of tint per gallon of Snow Roof.  Colors will be in the light pastel ranges.

Q:   What do I clean the surface with prior to coating?
A:   Bleach and water, or TSP and water, work well on most surfaces. Follow manufacturer's instructions and do not use on aluminum. Surface should be broomed or blown clean prior to washing.

Q:   What is the coverage rate for Snow Roof and Elasto Seal?
A:   One gallon will cover approximately 100 square feet on a smooth surface. Rough surfaces such as alligatored tar, tar and gravel, and rolled roofing will require more product on the initial coats, working up to one gallon per 100 square feet.

Q:   What is the best temperature for coating?
A:   The best conditions for coating are between 50 - 90 degrees F, on clear sunny days with no chance of inclement weather for at least 24 hours. The surface should be warm to the touch but not so hot that you cannot hold your hand comfortably on the surface for at least 30 seconds. The best times to coat are in the morning hours after the dew has dried from the surface. Do not coat after 3:00pm unless adequate sunlight remains for proper curing time such as during the summer months.

Q:   What is the difference between Snow Roof and Mobile Coat?
A:   Mobile Coat is designed with added metal primers and cleaners for application to bare metal, such as a metal-skinned mobile home roof. Snow Roof adheres to more surfaces, offers a superior coverage rate, and provides extended warranty coverage.

Q:   How soon can I put on my next coat?
A:   As soon as the previous coat is completely cured. Touch the thickest part of your application. If it is resilient like a rubber band, you are ready. If the product is still mushy underneath (you leave an impression), allow more cure time and then re-check. Warmer temperatures and direct sunlight speed up curing.

Q:   Do I have to use Elasto-Seal?
A:   If the roof is in good condition, with no leaks or rust, it is not required. If you do have roofing problems, we recommend using Elasto-Seal to pre-seal the surface. Elasto-Seal cures much faster than Snow Roof or Mobile Coat and is particularly useful in setting seam tape and fabric.

Q:   Where can I purchase your products?
A:   Snow Roof products are available through over 20,000 dealers nation-wide, either in-stock or on a special order basis. Find a store near you by visiting our Where To Buy page, or if you need assistance please contact us.

Q:   Can I use fiberglass seam tape and fabric instead of polyester?
A:   It is possible, but we don't recommend it. Polyester is more flexible, stronger, and has a proven history of success with our products. Also, be aware that some fiberglass tape and fabric is asphalt impregnated and will not work well with water-borne products.