What is Ames® Snow Seal®?
Protect your investment with Ames Snow Seal®. Snow Seal® is a highly elastomeric coating that is durable and adheres to metal, tar, granulated rolled roofing, aluminum, and many different types of roofing systems. Ideal for commercial grade projects, Snow Seal® is up to 500% elastomeric to move with your roof and resist cracking. It also reflects 98% of UV rays, cooling down the roof and building and saving you on energy costs. Snow Seal® also comes in residential grade as well for smaller projects.
Application Tools for Snow Seal®:
Ames’® industrial-strength coatings are easy to apply for the Do-It-Yourselfer. Ready to use – no mixing required. It may be applied by brush, roller, push broom, or sprayer. Depending upon the roughness of the surface, preparation, and the specific application, you may need one or more of the following:
3-4 inch wide paint brush
Roller & Handle
Ames® Seam Tape
Scissors or utility knife
Do-It-Yourself in Three Easy Steps:
1. Clean and Prepare the Roof: 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. Follow seam taping instructions. Mask all sensitive areas before starting.
2. Seam Tape & Prime the Roof Surface: It is important to seam tape all joints and cracks to avoid future cracking and leaking. Use Ames’® Peel & Stick™ Seam Tape (PS250, PS450, PS650) to seam tape flashing to wood; wood to wood; concrete to wood; metal to wood; brick to wood; etc. Apply around flashings, windows and cracks in the walls. Refer to Ames Seam Tape label for application instructions. Do not use fiberglass or asphalt impregnated seam tape.
3. Pour It Out & Paint It On:
Apply 1-2 coats of Snow Seal® or as needed.
Good: 1-2 coats of Snow Seal®.
Better: 2 coats of Snow Seal®, top coat with Ames® Snow Seal® or similar Ames product.
Best: 3 coats of Snow Seal®; top with 2 coats of Ames® Snow Seal® or similar Ames® product. (helps flat tar roofs with ponding water or rusty metal see Snow Seal® Product Specifications.)
Weather & Drying Guidelines:
Snow Seal® is best applied between 40 to 90 degrees F. on warm dry surfaces. Apply when the streets are dry, the sun is in the sky and no inclement weather is forecast. Dries in 1-2 hours, depending on thickness of application and weather; cures in 24 hours. Low temperatures, high humidity and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time.
Standard product coverage on a smooth surface is 100 sq. ft. per gallon per coat (est. 10ml). More than one coat recommended. More coats equal longer life.