October 19, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
By Cass Jacoby.
Easily return the roof to its original slope and fix ponding issues with this lightweight, green solution.
When water collects in pools on your roof, you have ponding. Although those collections of water may appear innocent, they can cause potentially serious issues. Ponding water results in additional weight on the roof, which can subsequently lead to stress cracks in roof seams and membranes, and water entering your entire roof system. These issues result in deterioration and leaks, and can also cause harmful microbial growth that can negatively affect indoor air quality.
Your roof didn’t experience ponding when it was installed, so why does it happen now? Ponding results when your roof does not drain properly or loses its original slope.
How can you restore this slope?
GreenSlope, from Viking Products Group, is a roof leveling compound that restores necessary slope and creates better drainage. This easy-to-apply fast-drying formula allows for same-day waterproof topcoating, permitting repairs at a fraction of the cost and time it takes to install new tapered insulation.
You can use GreenSlope almost anywhere! It applies easily over a variety of substrates including modified bitumen, built up roofs, concrete roofs, plywood, and single-ply membranes (PVC, TPO, EPDM) roofs. Additionally, you can use it in a variety of scenarios, including around low inner drains, near low scuppers and gutter edges, as walk pads, pitch pan filler, protection around curbs, HVAC crickets,beneath liquid-based waterproof membranes and more.
But what makes GreenSlope “green” are a true innovation are its sustainable ingredients! GreenSlope consists of a blend of binders, recycled fine mesh crumb rubber and admixtures – recycled materiuals that might otherwise end up in landfills. Contractors can increase sales and service opportunities by presenting GreenSlope as an environmentally friendly solution, emphasizing the combined impact of extending the life of a current roof while repairing it using materials that would otherwise end up as waste. As a bonus, GreenSlope’s recycled products often help facility managers meet stringent environmental requirements.
GreenSlope will be an indispensable asset for your roof management and preventative maintenance service divisions. Viking Products Group makes it easy for you to check out GreenSlope for yourself. Visit Viking’s convenient online store to access GreenSlope and Viking’s wide range of high-quality commercial roofing products.
Request a free sample today, and see for yourself why contractors always have this multi-use and lightweight solution in their truck.
Learn more about Viking Products Group in their RoofersCoffeeShop® Directory or visit vikingpg.com.
Cass works as a reporter/writer for RoofersCoffeeShop, AskARoofer and MetalCoffeeShop. When she isn’t writing about roofs, she is putting her Master degree to work writing about movies and dancing with her plants.