Make Your Skylight Watertight

Make Your Skylight Watertight

Finding leaks around your skylight? The seams of a skylight window can be tricky, but luckily you have Ames. The trick to skylights is knowing the problem areas. As shown in the diagram, leaks often form in the area where the window meets the roof. To combat leakage...

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How to Use Ames Contouring Seam Tape

How to Use Ames Contouring Seam Tape

Contouring, self adhesive, and high strength. There's nothing quite like it for strengthening cracks and seams. Learn how to use our seam tape to create a long lasting hold. Identify the seams or cracks in your surface. This can be seams in metal, cracks in concrete...

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Using Blue Max Under Shingles

Using Blue Max Under Shingles

Don't stop at your basement. You can use Ames Blue Max under your shingles to create a waterproof membrane for your roof. First, make sure the area you are about to coat is clean and use Peel and Stick seam tape on all seams. This is good protocol for all projects....

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Winterize With Ames

Winterize With Ames

Coating white as snow. Roofing in the winter is a daunting task for most people, but not you. Unfavorable conditions make it difficult for contractors to go to work and for do it yourself remedies like tar and cheap coatings to adhere since many can't adhere and dry...

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Roof Coating or House Coating?

We love hearing from our customers! Check out this beautiful home coated using Ames products. This person thought outside the box when using Maximum Stretch and didn't stop at just the roof. The roof has been coated for years now, but this house was recently...

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Silicone vs. Ames® Acrylic & Rubber

Silicone vs. Ames® Acrylic & Rubber

If you have been in the market for an elastomeric and waterproof coating, then you know there are plenty of different types to choose from, but it can be boiled down to two categories: Acrylic and Silicone. So which one is better? From an outside perspective, it can...

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Roof Maintenance: Part 3

Roof Maintenance: Part 3

This week we show you how to use Contouring Roof Fabric to strengthen your roof and finish the project with Maximum Stretch. To read about how we used Peel & Stick Seam Tape, go to last week’s article here. First, apply a layer of Super Elasto Barrier to the surface...

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Roof Maintenance: Part 2

Roof Maintenance: Part 2

This week we show you how to use Peel & Stick Seam Tape to secure joints and seams in your roof. To read about how we prepared our roof, read last week's article here. First, apply Ames Peel and Stick Seam Tape to cracks and gaps to reinforce seams. This will help add...

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Roof Maintenance: Part 1

Roof Maintenance: Part 1

The Ames Research Laboratories office has been going through some repairs. We have been in this building for over 30 years (Wow!) so it's time to give it a little love. A lot of our projects utilize our coatings and products, but we wanted to share this one with you....

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Storm Damage Repair

Storm Damage Repair

This storm season has been devastating. Make a swift recovery and a lasting waterproof fix to your roof with Ames. Ames produces premium, water based, environmentally friendly, elastomeric, waterproof acrylic and rubber coatings. There really is nothing else quite...

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