Conklin Benchmark™ Roof Coating
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Conklin Benchmark™ Roof Coating

Product Description

The Conklin Benchmark™ system includes a light-blue base coat and an ENERGY STAR certified top coat. By combining toughness (tensile strength), flexibility (elongation), and reflectivity, Benchmark™ delivers leak-proof, seamless, and energy-saving roofing solutions that can last for the long-term.

The Benchmark™ system is a 100% acrylic, elastomeric, and monolithic roof coating that shields roofs against harsh conditions. Both coatings are easy to clean. Benchmark ™ Top Coat:

  • Protects roofs against the degradation caused by ultraviolet light, acid rains, and air pollutants
  • Reflects 85% of sunrays and saves A/C energy costs
  • Possesses superior dirt resistance to maintain high reflectivity
  • Has a Class 4 hail rating
  • Waterproofs numerous approved roof surfaces such as:
    • Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF)
    • MR™ System for Metal Roofs
    • Conklin’s Fabric Reinforced System
    • Isocyanurate Insulation Board
    • Plywood
    • Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
    • Asphalt Built-Up Roofs only after applying the proper primer
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Benchmark ™ Top Coat is available in a bright light or light gray finish. The product has been recognized or certified by leading code organizations:

  • ENERGY STAR certification for reflecting up to 85% of sunrays
  • International Code Conference
  • Underwriters Laboratories
  • Factory Mutual
  • Miami-Dade

Benchmark ™ Top Coat is designed to work in combination with:

  • Benchmark ™ Base Coat
  • Conklin Encase Metal Primer
  • Prime Time & Prime Time Plus

Coverage Rate

  • Basic application rates:
    • First apply the Benchmark™ Base Coat at the rate of 1.6 gallons per 100 square feet (sq. ft.)
    • Then apply Benchmark™ Top Coat at the rate of 1.6 gallons per 100 sq. ft.
    • This includes a loss allowance of 15% for application and 105 for surface texture
  • Use extra coatings for highly irregular roofing substrates
  • The coatings must cover the entire roof as an unbroken, continuous film with a minimum dry thickness of 13.5 mils per coat
  • If you are using granules, embed them with a second top coat at the rate of:
    • 0 gallon per 100 sq. ft. for Roofing Granules
    • 50 pounds (lbs) per 100 sq. ft. for Quartz Granules


Guidelines for the application of Benchmark™ Base Coat and Benchmark™ Top Coat:  

  • Make sure that the personnel using the products have thoroughly read and understood the safety data sheet
  • Personnel spraying the coatings must use a NIOSH-approved mist / dust mask
  • Ensure the personnel are also wearing other, proper personal protective equipment (PPE) because the products:
    • Contain chemicals recognized by the State of California as ones that can cause cancer, reproductive disorders, and birth defects
    • Are harmful when swallowed
    • May cause irritation for skin, eyes, and respiratory system
  • Mix completely with themselves before use (i.e. mix Benchmark™ Base Coat with itself in the container before use)
  • Do not mix Benchmark™ Base Coat with Benchmark™ Top Coat.
  • Do not mix or dilute Benchmark coating with other solvents, liquids, and substances
  • Before applying, make sure the surface is:
    • Solid, dry, and structurally sound
    • Free of impurities that prevent proper adhesion viz. contaminants, chips of roofing and other material, dirt, moisture, wax, and grease
  • For application on certain surfaces and decks, you will have to establish / install special drains, roofing vents, positive slope to drain, vapour retarders, flashings, and expansion joints
  • Temperature and Moisture guidelines:
    • Ambient temperature must be between 400F and 1000F
    • Relative humidity must be below 80%
    • Surface temperature should be at least 50F above dew point but less than 1200F
    • Avoid applying during inclement weather
  • The surface / roof where you apply the coating should have:
    • Less than 36 sq. ft. of water in any area with a depth of ¼-inch or more at a time of 48 hours after rains
    • Less than 5% of the total surface area under bird baths (i.e. tiny amounts of water on roofs that are irrelevant and evaporate quickly)
    • Preparations to rapidly drain away the water
    • Zero ponding water if the surface is polyurethane foam
  • Dispose product in a manner that complies with local, state, and federal regulations

Storage Requirements

  • Store the coatings at a cool location that is:
    • Above 400F
    • Protected from freezing
    • Out of reach of children
  • Close containers tightly after use

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