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Roof Coatings: A Comprehensive Guide

Roof Coatings: A Comprehensive Guide

Posted by Joseph Butterfield on 18th Oct 2023

AMES Offers an Impressive Range of Products to Meet Your Needs

In this guide, we will explore two exceptional top coat options: AMES Premium Roof Armor and Maximum Stretch. Additionally, we'll delve into their base coat counterparts: Blue Max Liquid Rubber and Elasto Barrier. It is vital to note that for the majority of substrates, AMES Premium Roof Armor and Maximum Stretch can be used interchangeably. However, when it comes to most flat roof applications, AMES Premium Roof Armor takes the mantle as the superior choice for a topcoat, ensuring optimum protection and longevity.

AMES Premium Roof Armor

Unmatched Performance for Your Roof

Your roof is a critical defender of your property, and ensuring its resilience and energy efficiency is of the utmost importance. AMES Premium Roof Armor, an exceptional acrylic elastomeric roof coating, is engineered to meet these demands with remarkable versatility and outshines industry-leading brands, providing remarkable advantages such as:
    -Solids per Gallon: 42% more
    -Elongation: 48% higher
    -VOC Content: 80% less
    -Strength: 50% stronger

Unrivaled Durability and Warranty

A standout feature of AMES Premium Roof Armor is its impressive 15-year warranty. This warranty underlines its exceptional durability and long-lasting performance, offering peace of mind to property owners.

Ideal for Various Applications

AMES Premium Roof Armor is a dynamic solution, excelling on both direct-to-metal and spray foam surfaces. This adaptability makes it an excellent choice for a wide range of roofing needs, enhancing its appeal to property owners seeking reliability and performance. It is also great on a variety of other roofing substrates, in the context of flat roofs, AMES Premium Roof Armor stands out as an excellent choice. When applied over either Blue Max or Elasto Barrier, it ensures longevity and protection for your roofing system.

Blue Max Liquid Rubber is ideal for rusty metal roofs, asphalt, concrete, and more, this base coat offers an impressive 1200% elongation to resist cracking and peeling. It can serve as a primer in many roof coating systems or be paired with Maximum Stretch or Premium Roof Armor for enhanced protection.

Elasto Barrier is designed primarily as a roof primer within AMES Roof Coating Systems, Elasto Barrier excels in areas prone to ponding water. It can be combined with embedding fabrics to reinforce specific roof areas and should always be top-coated with a suitable Ames UV-resistant product for optimal results.

Incredibly Low VOC and Nationwide Compliance

One of the standout features of all AMES roof coating products is their incredibly low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) content. This not only makes them environmentally friendly but also ensures that they are compliant in all 50 states, meeting stringent environmental regulations. Moreover, these coatings offer the flexibility of being applied by rolling, brushing, or spraying, making the application process convenient and efficient.

Maximum Stretch

Versatile, Reflective, and Resilient

Maximum Stretch is another standout product by AMES, perfect for various roof types, including low-slope roofs on metal, built-up roofing, rolled roofing, modified bitumen concrete, EPDM, and wood.

Benefits of Maximum Stretch

  • High Elongation: With an impressive 650% elongation capability, Maximum Stretch remains flexible, even under extreme conditions, resisting cracks and peeling.
  • Energy Efficiency: Its bright white finish with 88% light reflectivity lowers surface temperatures, reducing cooling costs and thermal expansion and contraction.
  • Application Flexibility: While it can be directly applied to metal, some substrates may require a base coat of Blue Max or Elasto Barrier, offering a solution for various roofing needs.


When it comes to roof coatings, AMES offers a range of top-notch options that cater to various roofing needs. Whether you're looking for exceptional durability, energy efficiency, or protection against the elements, AMES Premium Roof Armor and Maximum Stretch, along with their compatible base coats, have you covered. Make the smart choice for your roof's longevity and performance by unlocking the power of AMES roof coatings.

Written by Josheph Butterfield

Sales & Marketing Manager