What is Ames® Maximum-Stretch®?
A thick, high premium grade quality rubber & acrylic elastomeric coating, Ames® Maximum-Stretch® is a top product from Ames Research Laboratories. It is designed for maintaining and waterproofing many different types of roofing systems. Changes and temperature as well as extreme weather cause expansion and contraction in roofing and will result in cracks and leaks over time. Maximum Stretch® is up to 750% elastomeric and remains flexible at freezing temperatures. Available in three colors at no extra charge, also tintable. See store color charts.
Where to Use:
Metal Roofs including:
• Residential & Commercial
• Rusty Metal
• Corrugated Metal
• Butler Buildings
Flat Roofs including:
• Tar Roofs
• Built up Roofs
• Modified Bitumen
• Aluminum Coated Roofs
• Rolled Roofing
• PVC and Vinyl Roofs
Ready to use – no mixing required. Powerwash and clean the surface. Remove all loose paint, dirt, oil and grease leaving surface clean and completely dry. Do not use any soaps, detergents, or cleaners whatsoever to clean surface. 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. Call for specific instructions 888-345-0809.
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.
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.
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 3 pm 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.