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IntelliGuard: Revolutionizing Advanced Cool Roof Coatings for EPDM

Applying a Cool Roof Coating for EPDM


In the commercial roofing industry, the emergence of innovative materials that offer both durability and efficiency is critical. EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) roofs are widely recognized for their resilience, but they are not without challenges, particularly when exposed to extreme weather conditions. IntelliGuard emerges as a pioneering solution with its advanced cool roof coating, specifically designed to enhance and protect EPDM roofing systems.


Understanding IntelliGuard

IntelliGuard is a state-of-the-art roof coating system, ingeniously formulated to provide unmatched protection for commercial roofs. It's a comprehensive solution that transcends the conventional scope of roof coatings, promising enhanced longevity, durability, and energy efficiency for EPDM roofs.

Key Benefits of IntelliGuard's Cool Roof Coatings for EPDM

1. Affordability and Economic Efficiency

  • Cost Savings: Compared to traditional roofing methods, IntelliGuard is about 50% less expensive. This affordability stems from avoiding costs like tear-offs, disposal, and business disruptions.

  • Tax Benefits: Treated as a roof repair for tax purposes, IntelliGuard allows for immediate tax deductions, unlike roof replacements that require depreciation.

2. Durability and Enhanced Protection

  • Robust Composition: Comprising multiple layers of specially formulated polymers, IntelliGuard offers a remarkable 32-mil thickness, resistant to acid rain, high salinity, and pollutants.

  • Ironclad™ Fibersheet: This component further reinforces the roof, surpassing conventional felts in tensile strength, elongation, tear resistance, and puncture resistance.

3. Sustainability and Energy Savings

  • Reflective Properties: The high reflectivity of IntelliGuard significantly reduces annual energy costs by deflecting solar energy.

  • Cost-Effectiveness: Owners can enjoy savings of up to $1.80 per square foot annually, with a net saving of almost 50 cents per square foot, factoring in all benefits.

4. Innovative and Seamless Design

  • Seamless Coverage: The application creates a single, uniform membrane, eliminating typical leak points found in traditional roofs.

  • Proven Weather Resistance: IntelliGuard has shown a 98% success rate in weather resilience during numerous major weather events since the 1980s.

5. Comprehensive Warranty

  • Assured Reliability: IntelliGuard offers a substantial 10-year manufacturer or 20-year service warranty, providing long-term reliability and peace of mind to building owners.


IntelliGuard's Impact on EPDM Roofs

Thermal before Cool Roof Coating for EPDM

EPDM roofs, while durable and flexible, are prone to issues like bubbling and deterioration (see images above), particularly in harsh weather. IntelliGuard addresses these challenges effectively:

  1. Combatting Deterioration and Bubbling: The seamless IntelliGuard coating prevents water and air ingress, common causes of bubbling and deterioration in EPDM roofs.

  2. Extending Roof Life: The protective layer afforded by IntelliGuard significantly prolongs the lifespan of EPDM roofs, reducing the frequency of repairs and replacements.

  3. Improving Energy Efficiency: The cool roof coating significantly lowers the surface temperature of EPDM roofs, resulting in reduced cooling costs and a more comfortable building interior.


IntelliGuard is not just a cool roof coating; it's a comprehensive protective system that transforms the way EPDM roofs are maintained and preserved. With its cost-effectiveness, enhanced durability, and energy-efficient design, IntelliGuard stands out as an intelligent investment for commercial building owners seeking to upgrade their roofing systems.

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