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Proper use of your “Rattle Can” aka Aerosol Spray Paints

September 18, 2017

Growing up in Texas everyone knew aerosol spray paints by the nickname of “Rattle Cans.”   That’s because the directions told you to shake the can up to mix the ingredients (pigments, solids, solvents) before spraying.  Inside each can is a plastic ball the helps to mix the ingredients together before spraying that makes a noise when it bounces off the inside of the can like a baby rattle, or toy.

Below are two “Tips” for extending the life of your spray paint can.

First, if you don’t shake the can well enough, the paint may come out in a stream instead of the normal aerosol spray, making it difficult or impossible to spray on your target or object.  This is especially true in cold weather.  Many roofers in the winter months keep their paint inside the truck, or put it on a warm truck hood to bring the temperature up to a normal spray range of around 70 degrees.

Here is the second “Tip” to extend the life of your spray paint can: after you’ve finished your job and still have paint in your can, turn the can upside down and spray the paint out until the spray runs clear.  This is the solvent that cleans the line and tip from paint and prevents the tip or line from clogging with dried paint.

I’ve had paint that I put on the shelf in the garage that is still reusable after 6 or 7 years.

by: Chris Cook Independent Rep for W.R. Cook & Associates, Southwest

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Don’t Miss the Davis Memorial Foundation Silent Auction

June 8, 2017

Roofmaster has donated $600 worth of Dodgers Tickets!

This event has become the “ONE NOT TO MISS!” Fun, great food, hosted bars, camaraderie and lots of great auction items…everyone walks away with a smile. There will be travel trips, jewelry, golf items, electronics, and sports memorabilia to bid on. This event kicks off the Western Roofing Expo and provides a great fundraising event for the Davis Memorial Foundation’s scholarship awards. FREE to all attendees!

Sunday June 11, 2017 5:00-7:00pm
Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV

 

Western Roofing Expo

June 7, 2017

Come see Roofmaster Products at the 2017 Western Roofing Expo in Booth 203!  Exhibits will be June 12-13 at the Paris Hotel & Casino Convention Center.

Check out the broad range of Leister products we carry, such as the Varimat V2, the UniRoof AT 120V, and the Triac-ST handgun.  We’ll also have our Power Broom and the industry’s #1 selling Aluminum Feltlayer!

Keep Spreading the Love

May 1, 2017

We’ve continued our contest on to the end of June!

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Mention Roofmaster Products on Facebook or email to paint @ roofmaster.com to enter for a chance to win one of five $100 Visa Gift cards!

 

Love Roofmaster flashing paint? Enter to win a chance at $100

February 27, 2017

Help spread the love! Send a photo or video of you or a co-worker using Roofmaster’s Flashing Paint for a chance to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards

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Please submit photo to paint@roofmaster.com or tag @RoofmasterProducts on Facebook

For a stocking distributor near you, visit Roofmaster’s Paint Portal

*Contest entry gives permission to use images and/or video in Roofmaster promotions.  Contest ends April 28, 2017

The new UniRoof E; now with 40mm welding!

February 13, 2013

Leister introduced the new and improved UniRoof E 40mm at the 2013 IRE in San Antonio last week.

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With its 1.6-inch overlap nozzle, the UNIROOF E 40 mm provides upward of 2900 watts of power with only a 13-amp current. That’s 25 percent more heat than its predecessor, the UNIROOF E. The new nozzle, combined with additional weight over the contact roller, ensures high-quality, uniform welds across roof sheeting made from TPO / FPO, PVC, ECB, EPDM and CSPE. The previous UNIROOF E only had 30 mm welding capabilities.

In addition, the UNIROOF E 40 mm’s compact design makes it ideal for small roofs (less than 5,382 square feet) and areas that are not easily accessible with other welders

UNIROOF E 40 mm features include a controlled temperature and drive output that automatically compensates for voltage fluctuations, ergonomic operation thanks to a new guide bar, high-quality rustproof materials and ample power reserves.  The UNIROOF E 40 mm is the ideal tool for smaller craft and trade businesses (roofers/carpenters), for special applications in poorly accessible roof areas or as an introductory tool for startup companies in the roof sector. The newly developed 40 mm nozzle, combined with the additional weight positioned directly over the contact roller, ensures the highest quality – and all this based on only a 13 A connection current.

Our Kent branch has moved!

December 3, 2012

We have moved from Kent, WA down I-167 to a larger warehouse in Pacific!  Our new address in the Pacific Northwest is:

140 County Line Road SW
Suite 102
Pacific, WA 98047

Pacific WA

Our phone, fax and email addresses haven’t changed.  What has changed is we’ve almost doubled our warehouse size so that we’ll be sure to have the tools and equipment you need to get the job done right!

Can 4 degrees matter that much?

November 29, 2012

Beware when the temperature drops!

Cold Process Roofs can be applied all year round.  However, petroleum products are temperature-sensitive.  When the temperature drops below 75°F, the viscosity, or flow characteristics, of petroleum products changes and is difficult to work.

Roofmaster patented Warm-Master in 1976 as an in-line heat exchange unit to return material to a sprayable viscosity by warming it indirectly.  This eliminates the need for thinning the material with dangerous solvents or scorching it with a direct flame.  The material is warmed as it is pressure-pumped from a material pump through the Warm-Master to the roof.

Introducing Roofmaster’s New Drain Portal

July 3, 2012

We were excited to introduce our new drains portal, drains.roofmaster.com at last week’s Western States Roofing Expo in Las Vegas.

This new site allows you to use our step by step Advanced Drain Finder to find virtually any drain, dome or ring.  It also features a Drain FAQ, Advanced Search, Spec Sheets and info on the differences between New Installation and RetroFit drains.

Roofmaster features drains by leading Manufacturers such as Marathon, Josam, Smith, Zurn, LSP, Thunderbird and Frank Pattern.

This new site can help you identify and replace all those broken and hard to find cast iron rings and domes based on measurements taken in the field.

Come see us at Western States RCA!

June 22, 2012

We’ll be at the WSRCA Show at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas June 24-26 2012, located in Island F.

We’re celebrating our 60th Anniversary this year, come stop by and say hi.  We have some new faces, products and programs that you won’t want to miss!


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