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Tar & Gravel Roofs

 

1. Products Needed by Step

Tar and Gravel Products

2. How To: Steps to Complete the Project

Tar Roof Instructions at a Glance

3. Videos

Waterproofing a Flat Tar Roof 

     Tar Roof Repair using Maximum Stretch

     



Super Elasto-Barrier

     Maximum Stretch

     



 

 

4. Detailed Application Instructions

Tools: 
Ames® Super Elasto-Barrier™ can be applied with a paint brush, a push broom, a low nap roller with a long handle or a Commercial Airless Sprayer. In addition, you will need Ames® Peel & Stick Seam Tape™ and scissors or a utility knife. For larger commercial jobs. We recommend using a commercial grade airless sprayer. Graco, Bulldog or Titan brands work well. Call for specifications.

Preparation: 
Read all label instructions before beginning. Always run a test patch first in an inconspicuous area, to ensure that proper adhesion and drying occurs and the product works to your satisfaction. Be sure surfaces are clean and dry before the coating application. All major cracks, joints and seams should be caulked with Blue Max trowel-grade liquid rubber. Do not use a silicone caulk. Large cracks may be filled with a sandable filler. Follow seam taping instructions. Mask all sensitive areas before starting.

Roof Repair and Restoration of Existing Tar Roofs

(1) Remove loose dirt and gravel, moss, and debris from the roof surface and power wash. Be sure that the surface is clean and dry before starting application of product.

(2) Prime with two to three coats of Super Elasto-Barrier at the rate of 3 gal/100 sq. ft. until roof surface is smooth and sealed.  

(3) Finish with one to two coats of Maximum-Stretch or a similar Ames product as needed to complete application. 

Clean-up, Storage, and Disposal: Clean tools and small spills with water. Store unused product in its original container, tightly sealed and protected from freezing. Dispose of this product in accordance with local, state, or federal requirements.

5. Buy Products for Project

 

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  1. Super Elasto-Barrier


    Elastomeric waterproof rubber basecoat for concrete, plywood and hard-to-stick surfaces. A water-based, liquid dual-rubber coating used primarily for roof and deck waterproofing applications.

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  2. Maximum-Stretch

    Ames® Maximum-Stretch™ is a thick, high quality rubber and acrylic elastomeric coating designed specifically for waterproofing, repairing and maintaining many different types of roofs.

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