Shingle Restorer™ - The Preventative Maintenance Product for Asphalt Shingles that's Safe for People, Pets, Plants & Cars.Toll Free 1-888-847-3130

Micropenetrant™ Technology - A patented formulation that extends the life of asphalt shingle roofs naturally. Contains no harmful chemicals or VOC's.

How Shingle Restorer™Works


  • Shingle Restorer™ is an organic ‘micro-penetrant’ that resaturates asphalt roof shingles at a molecular level. Our patented emulsion is spray applied to roofs and within 72 hours the active ingredients micro penetrate your shingles and re-activate their  seal strips. The active ingredients  in Shingle Restorer™ last for 3 years and can also be applied annually to extend the life of the shingles.

  • Product Background: Asphalt roofing ages through photo-oxidation and heat from the sun which often drives summer roof surface temperatures above 132°F. The  asphalt’s melt point increases due to ongoing loss of plasticizers which keep asphalt roofing systems pliable and flexible and facilitate daily expansion and contraction. Loss of these plasticizers leads to surface shrinkage which causes asphalt roofing to become brittle and crack. Shingle Restorer™ is a patented organic micropenetrant™  emulsion that rejuvenates and re-saturates asphalt roofing systems,  reducing surface tension and surface shrinkage - the leading cause of granule loss from the outer protective mineral layer of Asphalt Shingles and Modbit BUR roofing systems. Shingle Restorer™ actually rejuvenates shingles by re-bonding  the granular protective later to the outer surface without changing the colour or aesthetics of your roof.
  • Description: Shingle Restorer™ is a water based, non toxic, organic emulsion  that  reduces the impact of solar UV degradation on asphalt roof shingles and SBS Modbit roof systems.  Shingle Restorer™ can be spray or brush applied to asphalt roofing systems to help restore pliability, flexibility and extend roof life. Unlike traditional roof coatings which are applied to the outer protective mineral layer of Shingles and SBS Modbit roofing systems, Shingle Restorer™ micro-penetrates the outer mineral layer and rejuvenates the inner fiber reinforced layer and the adhesive seal strips that keep shingle and membrane roofs watertight. Shingle Restorer™ allows shingle roof systems to “breath” naturally by absorbing and releasing moisture, unlike  elastomeric and urethane  roof coatings which inhibit roof surfaces from “breathing” and can accelerate the roof aging process.
  • Features: Shingle Restorer™ is an organic asphalt micropenetrant™ containing no solvents, VOCS or environmentally toxic ingredients. Overspray is not harmful to  people, pets, plants, cars or the environment and can be washed off with soap and water. The product forms a milky white residue on roof surface when initially applied, which dissipates after 1-2 hours.
  • Uses: 1) As a non toxic micropenetrant™ for spray or brush  application to all types of asphalt shingle roofs. 2) As a non toxic micropenetrant™ for spray or brush  application to SBS Modbit roof systems.
  •  Limitations: Shingle Restorer™ is formulated  to  prevent granule loss, premature curling, cracking, buckling and ‘alligatoring’ of asphalt roof shingles and SBS Modbit roof systems. If advanced  signs of any of these conditions is already evident within the roof system, the benefits of  Shingle Restorer™ will be limited. Application of the product below 10 degrees Celsius will negate  product efficacy.
  • Preparation:  Ensure roof surfaces are dry and free from moisture and frost. Clear roof surface of all loose debris, and use a broom or blower to remove loose dust and dirt.  Do not apply Shingle Restorer™ if rain is expected within 6-8 hours of application.
  • Application: For maximum efficacy, the ideal temperature for applying  Shingle Restorer™ is between 10°C/32°F and  30°C/86°F. Surface temperature  must remain above freezing for at least 24 hours after product is applied.
  • Do a trial test before application. The roofs surface color appearance will darken slightly during application until fully dry. When  using a sprayer, move all objects that could come in contact with wet over spray. Start applying product at the furthest point of roof to avoid  the need to walk across treated roof surfaces which will be slippery while wet. Spray or brush apply evenly, working  from side to side in 4-5 foot sections from the top of the roof to the eave. Spray  until surface has a wet milky consistency. Avoid run off and pooling.  Use a 4’x4’ sheet of poly  protection board  when  spray  applying product. This helps  prevent overspray from coming in contact with adjacent walls, siding, cars, furniture, decks, plants and shrubs. Over spray can easily be removed by flushing immediately with water while wet and with soap and water when dry. Do not apply if rain is expected within 6-8  hours.
  • Coverage:  Shingle Restorer™ is supplied in 5 US Gallon Pails (18.9L). Spray application provides best results and coverage and ranges between 1600 sq.ft/5 gal pail and 3200 sq.ft. per 5 gallon pail . Refer to dilution rates below;
     
  • Dilution Rates

     

    • 1:1 – Restoration Blend-  Shingle Restorer™ weather protects shingles for 3 years –this  deep penetration treatment re-seats granules, re-saturates the inner fibre layers and re-saturates seal strips.  Mixing 1:1 will enhance your roof color by 3 shades and reduce visible stains caused by mold. Recommended for Shingle Roofs 10 years and older.
    • 2:1- Rejuvenation Blend- Shingle Restorer™ weather protects shingles for 2 years – this  intermediate penetration treatment  re-seats granules and re-saturates inner fibre layers. Mixing 2:1 will enhance roof color by 2 shades . Recommended for Shingle Roofs 5 -10 years old.
    • 3:1- Revitalizer Blend -Shingle Restorer™ weather protects shingles for 1 year - re-seats granules, and replaces the petrochemicals which are naturally absorbed in to the atmosphere  with active vegetable oil ingredients which are less prone to UV evaporation. Mixing 3:1 will enhance roof color by 1 shade and reduce the damaging  effects of UV degradation as your roof shingles progressively age. Shingle Restorer™ revitalizes the inner fibre layers of shingles and enriches roof color by 1 shade.
    • 10:1- Maintenance Blend -Shingle Restorer™ also works a roof rinse on newer shingles of up to 4 years old. Simply adding SR to a Gilmour garden sprayer and rinsing your roof will re-seat granules, and cleans shingles.  Mixing 10:1 will not enhance roof color
  • Warning: Avoid  walking over wet surfaces which will be slippery while wet. DO NOT apply more than one coat as roof shingles will become tacky. DO NOT USE UNDILUTED or in concentrations above 1:1

  • Storage and Clean Up:  Protect product from freezing. Do not store below 10°C/32°F. Wash tools and brushes with clean water and flush sprayer tanks out with fresh water.
  • Shingle Restorer™  keeps asphalt shingles on roofs longer and out of landfills -saving the environment and saving you money.
 
Click on link to download a copy of Shingle Restorer User Guide -'Caring for Asphalt Shingles'  

 

     

Before Shingle Restorer

 
After Shingle Restorer

  • 1:1 – Restoration Blend-  Shingle Restorer™ weather protects shingles for 3 years –this  deep penetration treatment re-seats granules, re-saturates the inner fibre layers and re-saturates seal strips.  Mixing 1:1 will enhance your roof color by 3 shades and reduce visible stains caused by mold. Recommended for Shingle Roofs 10 years and older.
  • 2:1- Rejuvenation Blend- Shingle Restorer™ weather protects shingles for 2 years – this  intermediate penetration treatment  re-seats granules and re-saturates inner fibre layers. Mixing 2:1 will enhance roof color by 2 shades . Recommended for Shingle Roofs 5 -10 years old.
  • 3:1- Revitalizer Blend -Shingle Restorer™ weather protects shingles for 1 year - re-seats granules, and replaces the petrochemicals which are naturally absorbed in to the atmosphere  with active vegetable oil ingredients which are less prone to UV evaporation. Mixing 3:1 will enhance roof color by 1 shade and reduce the damaging  effects of UV degradation as your roof shingles progressively age. Shingle Restorer™ revitalizes the inner fibre layers of shingles and enriches roof color by 1 shade.
  • 10:1- Maintenance Blend -Shingle Restorer™ also works a roof rinse on newer shingles of up to 4 years old refreshes. Simply adding SR to a Gilmour garden sprayer and rinsing your roof  weather protects shingles for up to 1 year - re-seats granules, and cleans shingles Mixing 3:1 will enhance roof color by 1 shade and reduce the damaging  effects of UV degradation as your roof shingles progressively age. Shingle Restorer™ revitalizes the inner fibre layers of shingles and enriches roof color by 1 shade.

Typical Signs of Asphalt Shingle Roof Failure

  • The average asphalt  shingle roof is replaced in North America every 12.67 years,  which is approximately half the life claimed by manufacturers in their warranties. Very few warranty claims are ever honored despite lengthy warranty claims of 25-35 years.
  • The reason asphalt shingles fail is usually due to lack of adequate attic ventilation - specifiably balanced ventilation which ventilates a roof uniformly. It is not uncommon to see shingles curling, cracking and bucking  in just one section of a roof, but not in another. This is caused by poor attic ventilation. 

  • Curling Shingles
       
  • The upward curling of damaged shingles makes them highly susceptible to wind and ice damage. This is a common problem on older roofs where moisture build-up in the attic penetrates the sheathing and enters the underside of the roof shingles.  You have probably noticed this “breadboarding effect” at home when the underside of your breadboard is left wet and the top is dry – the board will curl just like your asphalt shingles do. Flip the board and it balances the moisture equilibrium and the bread board lays flat again.
  • When the exposed outer mineral surface of shingles dry out – shingles start to curl, causing seal strips which keep the roof watertight to fail. 
  • Shingle Restorer™ (SR) helps prevent curling by re-saturating shingles and restoring moisture equilibrium. Shingle Restorer™ re-saturates the seal strips which keep roofs watertight.    
 
  • Clawing Shingles 


     
  • Clawing (the opposite of curling) is the curling under of the shingle tab's bottom edge and is considered part of the normal aging process of shingles.
  • The bulge is the result of unbalanced moisture equilibrium, caused when shingles lose their volatile compounds and elasticity due to granule loss and begin absorbing moisture through their outer layers while remaining dry beneath the surface . 
  • Clawing shingles are susceptible to substantial damage by wind action, hail and ice.  
  • Shingle Restorer™ helps prevent clawing by re-saturating shingles and restoring moisture equilibrium. Shingle Restorer™ re-saturates the seal strips which keep roofs watertight.  


  • Buckling Shingles

     

  • Buckling is a visible distortion or waviness in the horizontal lines of shingles; and usually runs in a straight line up the roof slope.
  • Shingle tabs become exposed to wind and can be torn off. 
  • Moisture build-up in the attic penetrates the underside of the shingles often through vertical joints in sheathing board. Because the shingles are damp beneath the surface and extremely dry on the exposed mineral surface – the roof shingles buckle. 
  • Shingle Restorer™ (SR) helps prevent buckling by re-saturating shingles and restoring moisture equilibrium. SR re-saturates the seal strips which keep roofs watertight.    


  • Broken Shingles


  • Damage to roof shingles is inevitable once the seal strips that hold shingles together fail.
  • Damage can be caused by extreme wind conditions and snow removal. Since shingles are supposed to shed water, broken, torn or missing tabs become entry points for water especially on low slope roofs where run off is slower and at the peaks of the roof where shingles are the most vulnerable to high winds.
  • Shingle Restorer™ (SR) helps prevent broken shingles by re-saturating shingles and restoring moisture equilibrium.  Shingle Restorer™re-saturates the seal strips which keep roofs watertight.  
 

 



Why Asphalt Shingles Fail ?

 

  •   Asphalt shingles and SBS Modbit Membranes are generally the most exposed and least maintained  element of the entire building envelope.

 

 

  • Roofs experience massive surface temperature swings on a daily basis, ranging between 130°F -70° F in summer and 60°F to -15° F  in winter.

  • These massive  fluctuations in surface temperature cause  asphalt shingles  and SBS  modbit membranes to expand and contract many times on a daily basis . This expansion and contraction is possible because asphalt is a highly flexible and resilient organic compound containing petrochemical VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds)and plasticizers. 

  • The volatile compounds and plasticizers in asphalt  roof shingles and SBS modbit keep the roof system pliable and flexible which facilitates expansion and contraction while keeping the roof watertight.

  • Over time UV radiation from the sun leaches these petrochemical based volatile compounds and plasticizers out of asphalt roofing, causing the asphalt to dry out and shrink. Surface area shrinkage results in the loss of granules from the outer protective layer, accelarating structural damage to the membrane  by  UV radiation which leads to "alligatoring" curling , clawing,  cracking and buckling . This  starts slowly at first at a rate barely noticeable to the human eye. Microscopic openings develop between the granules, exposing the shingles to  more and more UV light that slowly destroys the roof system over time.

  • As shingles age and are increasingly  exposed to more and more UV light  they become brittle and the factory-applied adhesive strips which anchor the edge of the top shingle to the bottom shingle lose their bonding capacity and strength. 

 

  • Ongoing expansion and contraction  caused by daily temperature swings and UV exposure begins to separate the adhesive seal strips that hold shingles together and keep roofs weather tight, and one by one shingles start to lift. 

 

  • Once shingles lift and separate, the pace at which the petrochemical based VOC's leach from the underside of the shingles accelerates dramatically. Shingles begin to curl, crack and lose their protective granular layer, ultimately exposing  the sheathing deck and entire roof system to potential wind and rain damage.

  • The recognized and most widely adopted solution to this situation IN THE PAST was to simply replace shingles - TODAY there is Shingle Restorer 


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