THE FIRST STEP IN A PROCESS IS OFTEN THE MOST IMPORTANT
While it rarely receives the attention or the glory that other steps in a process do, the first step is quite often the most important. If you lay a bad foundation for your home, the whole thing will be crooked and creaky. If you try to put out a CD without learning to play the guitar first, you won’t sell many albums. Likewise, if a manufacturer puts poor raw materials into their silicone, they will get poor results. A roof that cracks, leaks, doesn’t adhere, or doesn’t last the full twenty years can all be symptoms of using poor raw materials.
The Importance of Raw Materials
Using proper raw materials can mean the difference in a roof coating that works and one that doesn’t. The coating may look good when it comes out of the mixer and into the drum, but by the time it has been stored and applied to a roof, who knows what you’ll get? That’s why we never skimp on raw materials. We use the proper amounts of each chemical, even the expensive parts of the formula, because we know that the results are what matter.
Many manufacturers will skimp on raw materials because they know it is an easy way to increase profits. If they substitute just a little bit of an inexpensive material for a more costly one in every batch, they won’t impact coating performance by that much and they can save a lot of money. It’s no surprise that manufacturers are willing to skimp on the raw materials, but that doesn’t mean you want to install that potentially faulty coating on your roof.
Skimping on raw materials to save money is a real problem in the coating industry. Some manufacturers need to cut costs and this is an easy way to do it. When you are searching for a silicone roof coating manufacturer for your next project, make sure you find out as much as you can about their raw materials. It may cost you more to pay for better raw materials, but the improved coating performance will definitely be worth it.