One of the main benefits of PM silicone roof coatings is that, in most cases, primers are not necessary! This benefit is a major time and money saver for any contractor. It has helped propel silicone into the spotlight as one of the fastest-growing roofing technologies in the industry. Although rare, there are times when a primer is actually necessary. Due to many client questions about this topic, we thought we would let you know when primers are needed on the job.
Over the next couple weeks, we will be looking into a handful of substrates that could require primers. As as a company dedicated to client education, we thought a blog series on this topic could help any of our Certified Licensed Applicators (CLAs) on the job site. After all, the more you know about proper silicone application, the more work you will win and the more repeat business you will earn! Throughout this series we will look into the following substrates:
- Spray Foam
- Single Ply (TPO / Hypalon / PVC / Campers)
- Mod Bit / Aged Asphalt / Gravel BUR
Each one of these substrates has unique properties that may require a primer. The forthcoming blog posts will look into these properties, but your regional manager will be there for you to help you along the way with any specific questions you may have. We also have an online primer guide (9th item down on the list) to help you access this information quickly. Keep this guide handy as a quick reference on the job!
We look forward to delving into primer basics with you and hope you follow along next week as we look at primer usage with metal roofs.