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Maximum-Stretch

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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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What is Ames’® 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. Temperature fluctuations and severe weather will cause tremendous expansion and contraction of roofs which loosens up the building over time causing roofs to fail and leak. Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™ has remarkable adhesion and is easy to apply. Ready to use - no mixing required. It dries rapidly to form a cool white, watertight roof membrane with up to 750% elasticity that expands and contracts with the roof surface. Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™ stays cool and resists cracking and peeling. It reflects up to 98% of the sun’s rays to reduce roof temperature and energy costs. Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™ remains flexible at freezing temperatures. It has been developed for a wide range of climates from hot to cold, and formulated to help resist fungus, mold and mildew. Available in three colors of white, tan and light grey at no additional charge.  Maximum Stretch can also be tinted to a limited selection of pastel colors. Call for specific details - 888-345-0809

  1. Great product Review by Philly Man
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    I ordered both the Super Primer and Super Stretch about 8 years ago. I got a 5-gallon pail of the Super Primer, and 2 5-gallon pails of the Super Stretch. I have a flat roof for our converted playroom (used to be a garage) with the rubber sheeting that was installed 7 years earlier and I wanted put a coating on it instead of replacing it. So back then i put on two coats of the Primer, and one pail turned out to be enough for the Super stretch. I still had 2/3rds of the Primer left over. I put the primer in the basement, along with the unopened Super Stretch. (I didn't have any leaks or anything prior to using the products 8 years ago.)

    About 18 months ago, I noticed the coatings started to 'alligator' in some places, especially near my downspout. Still no leaks. Based upon what was written on the cans in terms of longevity, it lasted a lot longer than they say it will.

    So I finally got around to digging out the pails from my basement and applied both again this month. The Primer was a little tackier after two coats this time, but that was ok since I was putting a top coat on. I waited a week, and then applied the pail of Super Stretch. It had never been opened in the 8 years since I bought it, and it was fresh and had almost no separation of ingredients (maybe 3%). Very little mixing was required. Last time, I had used a driveway coater squeegee to apply both products. This time I used a normal 9-inch paint roller with the 3/8-inch nap, with an extension pole. Very easy to apply both products.

    I probably put the Super Stretch on a little thick, since I used the whole 5 gallons on about 270 square feet, including cutting in the area around the drain and along the main brick flashing of the house. But i figured the first application lasted more than years with no issues, so I'd do the same.

    Replacing the roof with a new rubberized coating will probably cost me $1,500 or more now, so spending about $250 to gain 5+ years of life is a bargain. I will be back for more in 5-7 years. Great Stuff! (Posted on 9/17/2016)

  2. Does a great job Review by Clyde
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    My shop is a 30X40 with a 4/12 pitch metal roof, build in 1983. Painted poorly 10 years ago. Although I did not have any leaks yet it did have a lot more rust spots than I wanted.(lol) I brought the primer to treat the rust spots and let it dry, then applied the Maximum-Stretch. It goes on smooth and fast. My trouble was I put it on too thin and had way too much left over. So a phone call later soon had me putting a second and thicker coat on. I was using a 6" HD Brush. I am VERY satisfied with the ending results. Looks great. I also painted our 5th wheel camper as well. (Posted on 5/11/2016)

  3. great stuff Review by michael
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    My roof has leaked since it was built. They put a 1 story low pitch roof addition on a 2 story peaked roof house. Most of the rain from the peaked roof landed on one spot on the low pitched roof. I guess it was too much, the rain could not get off the roof fast enough. I tried everything. I cant tell you the joy of looking up at the bottom of my roof from the inside, because all the drywall has long since collapsed, and not seeing even one leak. Since most of the roof was rotted . i replaced all of the deck with new plywood andi used the elasto barrier primer, seam tape and fabric. I live in CT, where we get all 4 seasons. Snow sits on the low pitched roof for most of the winter. Freezing and thawing. That is when i would expect this product to fail, if it was going to fail. Had it on for a year. No leaks. If you have a problem roof, this is the stuff you want. Added benefit, if looking at how much detail of your house and yard that google maps can see, bothers you, it dries to a bright white. When the sun hits it, i expect google to get snow blindness and not see anything. (Posted on 8/9/2015)

  4. Super Product! Review by Metal Roof
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    We have a metal roof on our place in NM and would get driven rain up under an overhang and leak inside the building. Bought a 5 gallon bucket and applied two coats to the seam where the two roofs overhang each other, and now no leaks! Your product worked as advertised and the bonus is it is made in the USA! Keep up the good work folks.

    Best regards,
    Bob & Nancy Shape
    Shapes & Shadows Ranch Arabela, NM (Posted on 7/20/2015)

  5. Max Stretch Review by Spenser in Virgina
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    I used this product (Maximum Stretch) on my 20 year old asphalt shingle roof (light green). We had a 105 degree day and I used an infrared thermometer to compare the part of the roof that had been coated against the part that wasn't. The non-coated side was 133 degrees. The coated side was 108 degrees. The difference would probably be more dramatic with a darker (black) shingle. Also I capture the water for reuse in my vegetable garden so it was important that this paint was non toxic. It also provides a good grip when walking around on the roof to clean out the gutters. BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
    Spencer (Posted on 12/1/2014)

  6. Roof Cooling & Energy Savings Review by David Perlstein,
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    We have a 95 year old Spanish style house that was impossible to keep cool during the summer. Our electric bill for last August alone was $600 and we still couldn’t get the living room temperature below 90 F….day or night.

    This year we were almost ready to sign up for a $25,000 fix when I saw your site on the internet. I ordered 15 gallons of Maximum Stretch…enough for one coat on our roof. With my infrared thermometer, I took the temperature of the living room ceiling before I started. It registered 87 F. By that afternoon, I finished the very easy “pour it out and roll it on” application and the temperature dropped to 75 F.

    Not only did we save the $25,000, we are saving $100 per week in energy costs and will pay for the products in less than 6 weeks.

    Thank you Ames!
    David Perlstein,
    San Jose, CA (Posted on 11/17/2014)

  7. Super Elasto Barrier and Maximum Stretch did the trick Review by Christopher Weiand
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    I bought some Super Elasto-Barrier, Maximum-Stretch and seam tape to use on my flat roofed garage with rolled roofing. In the eight years I have owned my home I have always had trouble with leaks. I have a 1000 sq. ft. garage so it’s not a small structure. Your product went on with such ease. In the last two weeks we have had a couple of downpours or rain and two days of constant rain. NO LEAKS!! I am so amazed. It is so nice to not have to worry about it anymore. If anyone has troubles with leaks I will pass on your name to them. I am going to let my roof go until next spring to see how tough winter is on it. Then next spring I will get some more Maximum-Stretch and give the areas where I have trouble another coat.

    THANKS GUYS!!!!!
    Christopher Weiand (Posted on 11/17/2014)

  8. Very Impressive Review by Chris
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    I first saw the product and what it could do at a demonstration. I later tried the product out myself and was very amazed at how pliable and strong the product really was. After applying I have had not more leaks. (Posted on 10/23/2014)

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Where to Use:  

 

Metal Roofs including:

• Residential & Commercial

• Tin

• Aluminum

• Rusty Metal

• Corrugated Metal

• Butler Buildings

• Hangers

• Factories


Flat Roofs including:

• Tar Roofs

• Built up Roofs

• Fiberglass

• Concrete

• Modified Bitumen

• Aluminum Coated Roofs

• Rolled Roofing

• Plywood

• EPDM/Rubber

• TPO

• PVC and Vinyl Roofs

• Vents

• Skylights

• Flashing

• Chimneys

 

Preparation:
Surface has to be in savable condition, clean and dry with proper drainage. Pressure wash when possible using pure water. Be sure the surface is clean and completely dry before the application of the coating. 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. As an option, use Ames’® Peel & Stick™ adhesive seam tape and tape all joints, seams and around vents. Do not use any soaps or detergents to clean the surface. Call for specific instructions 888-345-0809.

 

General Application:
Ready to use - no mixing required.  Pour the thick liquid coating out and spread 1-2 gallons of product liberally with a push roller or broom. Work the product until it is smooth and looks consistent in thickness. Move on after a few minutes so the product does not skin over or form a film which can create an unintended texture in the coating’s finished appearance. In most instances, the minimum application is two coats at a rate of one gallon per 100 sq. ft. per coat.

 

Tools:
Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™ 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 may need Ames® Peel & Stick Seam Tape and scissors or a utility knife.  For larger commercial jobs, we recommend a commercial/industrial airless sprayer.  Call toll free for sprayer specifications and information at 1-888-345-0809.

 

Estimated Coverage:
Standard product coverage on a smooth surface is 100 sq. ft. per gallon per coat. Rough or uneven surfaces may require additional product. More than one coat is recommended. More coats equal longer life.

 

Weather & Drying Guidelines:
Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™  is best applied between 50° to 90° F (10° to 32° C) on warm and dry surfaces. Apply when the streets are dry, the sun is in the sky and no inclement weather is forecast. Starts to dry in about 2-8 hours, depending on thickness of application and weather; if at all possible, for best results, we recommend a minimum of 24 hours between coats. No rain in the forecast and no freezing temperatures. Low temperatures, high humidity and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time. Do not apply after 3pm for best drying. The earlier you can put it on, the better. Make sure any morning dew is completely dried off before proceeding.

 

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

 

Application by Roof Type

 

Metal Roofs, including:  Tin, Aluminum, Rusty Metal, Corrugated Metal, Butler Buildings, Hangers and Factories: Residential & Commercial
Use Ames’® Peel & Stick™ adhesive seam tape and tape all joints, seams, cracks, splits, transitions and around any vents or units you may have. In order for the tape to work properly it has to be on a smooth surface. You may also use Ames’® Super Primer™ over any rust to help with possible bleed through. For best adhesion, use Ames’® Super Primer™ over any silver aluminum fibrous coating.  Top coat with a minimum two coats of Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™ at a rate of one gallon per 100 sq. ft. per coat.

 

Flat Roofs, including: Tar & Gravel Roofs, Built up Tar Roofs, And Aluminum Coated Roofs:  Residential & Commercial
For best results, the water must run off completely with no ponding.  Install adequate drains where needed as flat roofs must be properly drained.  Prime the roof with a minimum of two gallons per 100 square feet of Ames’® Super Elasto-Barrier™ liquid rubber - coating liberally to fill in the cracks and to seal the roof. Once dried, then top coat with a minimum of two gallons per 100 square feet of Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™.  Rough or uneven surfaces may require additional product. Ames Contouring Roof Fabric and Ames Peel & Stick Seam Tape are optional. NOTE:  Do not apply fabric over a tar and gravel roof.  Call for specific details.

 

Pitched Rolled Roofing: Residential & Commercial
Coat with Ames’® Super Elasto-Barrier™ at the rate of a minimum of two gallons per 100 square feet.  Once dried, then top coat with a minimum of two gallons per 100 square feet of Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™.  For future and simple maintenance of roof, just add Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™ applied at a minimum of one gallon per 100 square feet per coat. Ames Contouring Roof Fabric and Ames Peel & Stick Seam Tape are optional. Call for specific details.

 

EPDM/Rubber, TPO, PVC, Concrete and White Vinyl Roofs: Residential & Commercial
Power wash clean and make sure surface is completely dry.  Apply one coat of Ames’® Super Primer™ at the rate of one gallon per 200 square feet per coat. The Super Primer will go on milky white and will dry clear. Make sure it is completely clear before you proceed. (approx. 30 min. to one hour) Apply Ames’® PS250 for any seams, cracks, splits, transitions or around any vents or units you may have. In order for the tape to work properly it has to be on a smooth surface. For the best application, apply a minimum of two coats of Ames Super Elasto-Barrier™ at a rate of one gallon per 100 sq. feet. Work the product until it is smooth and looks consistent in thickness.  Finish the application with two coats of Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™ at the rate of a minimum of one gallon per 100 square feet for a highly reflective energy saving roof system. Ames Contouring Roof Fabric and Ames Peel & Stick Seam Tape are optional. Call for specific details.

 

Reflective and Maintenance Coating Applications:
For preventative maintenance and longevity only - Apply Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™ at a rate of one to two gallons per 100 square feet.  Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™ is quality rubber and acrylic that seals, stretches, long lasting and reflects the UV up to 98%. Rubber and concrete roofs must be primed first with Ames Super Primer to create an adhesive surface. 

 

Can be used in Conjunction with: 

Ames® Peel and Stick Contouring Seam Tape
Ames® Super Elasto-Barrier
Ames® Super Primer
Ames® Contouring Roof Fabric

 

 

 

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