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May 10, 2023

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    Castagra has been making waves in the roofing industry for decades thanks to their innovative and eco-friendly roof coating materials. Their unique formula has been used on hundreds of roofs, but the revolutionary technology has also been implemented in other industries. From floors to bridges and stadiums to movie sets, you’ll find Ecodur. With lifelong durability and a formulation that’s been consistent and successful for over 25 years, Castagra’s Ecodur is a top choice among roofing professionals. 

    How Castagra Started

    Originally intended for use as an architectural molding, Ecodur has made leaps and bounds in recent years in terms of versatility and application. The unique material bonds to the substrate at a molecular level, ensuring a strong bond that’s three times more adhesive than most roofing materials. Unlike other coatings which rely on mechanical bonds and ideal surface conditions, Ecodur can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces such as steel, concrete, wood, asphalt, and most roofing substrates to create an inseparable bond for ultimate durability. 

    Easy Application 

    Ecodur eliminates many common headaches for roofers who are accustomed to working with tar and gravel roofs. In the past, roofers had to deal with uneven wearing, difficulty finding leaks, and issues solidifying liquid repairs when it came to tar and gravel roofs. With Castagra’s Ecodur technology, roofs can bond the material to tar and gravel surfaces with ease. There’s no need to pressure wash the roof beforehand and Ecodur can be applied at any level of thickness, meaning you get to save time, money, and labor costs when upgrading or repairing your roof. 

    High Performance in Harsh Environments

    The unparalleled performance of Castagra’s Ecodur makes it a perfect fit for harsh environments where roofs endure excess rain, snow, or heat. With other materials like acrylic or silicone, roofers have to worry about annual degradation and peeling due to the elements and UV exposure, which results in costly repairs and a building that is vulnerable to the elements. Even in the hottest climates, Ecodur stands up to the heat with its incredible UV resistance. The same can be said for freezing winter temperatures and cold weather application. No matter how much pooling takes place on your roof, the water will have no effect on your roof. Castagra’s Ecodur is so durable that it has no known limit to its lifespan and it can be indefinitely repaired, meaning you never have to worry about roofing again.

    Eco-Friendly Design 

    On top of being an easy and cost-effective option, Castagra’s roofing products are also sustainable and environmentally-friendly. Because many roofing materials were known to be toxic, Ecodur was designed to be green by CEO, Peter Roosen, using naturally-occurring gypsum and renewable castor oil after months of dedication and experimentation. Today’s formula is free from VOCS, BPAs, and toxicity. It’s also resistant to a broad spectrum of pollutants and chemicals so you can rest easy knowing your roofing materials are structurally sound and environmentally safe. 

    Versatility and Functionality

    Perhaps one of Castagra’s greatest strengths is that Ecodur can be applied to a wide variety of locations and materials aside from just roofs. In fact, the repairability and chemical and grease resistant component of Ecodur make it the perfect candidate for unlikely spaces such as restaurants, industrial buildings, or even military and airport applications. Ecodur also easily bonds with a number of different materials, including existing Ecodur, making quick and cost-effective repairs a breeze. 

    Ecodur by Castagra offers a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional tar and gravel roofing options. With a formula designed to create a molecular-level bond, Castagra’s products are unparalleled in the industry. Whether for a commercial or residential space, Ecodur provides lifelong support and durability so roofing worries become a thing of the past.

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    Matt Greenfield

    Matt Greenfield

    Matt Greenfield is an experienced writer specializing in home improvement topics. He has a passion for educating and empowering homeowners to make informed decisions about their properties. Matt's writing focuses on a range of topics, including windows, flooring, HVAC, and construction materials. With a background in construction and home renovation, Matt is well-versed in the latest trends and techniques in the industry. His articles offer practical advice and expert insights that help readers tackle their home improvement projects with confidence. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a seasoned professional, Matt's writing is sure to provide valuable guidance and inspiration.

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