Republic Powdered Metals Inc. introduced the GEOGARD® LO Base Coat, described as an environmentally friendly coating that meets national and local requirements for VOC (volatile organic compound) content. Used in conjunction with GEOGARD Finish Coat, the product is part of a restoration system that can protect and extend the life of a variety of weathered single-ply roof-membrane systems, smooth built-up roofing (BUR) systems, and modified-bitumen, polyurethane-foam, and structural concrete roofs.
The product is a high in solids and highly elastomeric, low-odor, aromatic urethane basecoat. The single-component product is applied in one coat as the waterproofing layer in the restoration system, which is completed with application of the finish coat. The result is a waterproofing system with a reflective surface that can lower surface temperatures, increase roof life, and reduce energy costs for cooling of buildings, the company says.