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Tremco Roofing, Legend Brands Introduce RoofTec System


BEACHWOOD, Ohio (December 10, 2014) – Cleaning dirty, white "cool roofs" has always been a challenge for building owners and facility managers.  Traditionally, the process uses a lot of water, introduces chemicals into the local environment from waste water, requires large crews and still results in a roof that is not thoroughly clean.  All that changes with the introduction of the innovative RoofTec roof cleaning system, a collaboration between Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance and Legend Brands, experts in solving roofing problems and providing world-class cleaning technology.  Both companies are part of RPM International, Inc.    

“No other system combines the cleaning power, environmentally friendly features and efficiency of the RoofTec system,” said Michael Steele, Tremco Roofing’s Director of Market Initiatives.  “Single ply and coated roofs are cleaned more completely with much less water impact, and a two person crew can finish the project in hours instead of days.   This makes the RoofTec system much less disruptive and environmentally harmful than other cleaning processes.  And the results are excellent; roofs don’t just look better, they perform better.”

The RoofTec system’s features and their benefits include:

  • Powerful, non-abrasive, rotating water jets that remove dirt, mold and mildew from the roof surface without the negative effects of power washing.
  • Extraordinary water conservation.  The RoofTec system uses less than half the water of competitive systems.  While this is important anywhere, it is vital in drought prone regions.
  • Virtually 100% waste water capture.  The RoofTec system almost instantly captures all waste water so it does not run into the building’s grounds, storm sewers or retention ponds.
  • The small amount of cleaning solution used is detergent-free and captured with waste water. 
  • The system’s quiet, efficient operation coupled with the small crew makes it perfect for facilities in residential neighborhoods, like schools. 

According to Steele, it may even be possible to start restoring a roof the same day it is cleaned.  “Owners often want to restore a single ply or coated roof because it still has years of useful life ahead, but the roof must be clean for the restoration system to adhere properly. Because the RoofTec system requires so little water and immediately recaptures most of what is used, very little remains on the cleaned roof.  With the right weather conditions, the water evaporates quickly, allowing the restoration job to begin that very day and leading to a faster project completion.”

Additional benefits to keeping white roofs clean include maximizing energy savings by restoring the roofs’ reflectivity and SRI ratings, extending the roofs’ lifecycles by returning them to peak performance, making general maintenance easier and helping support roofing system warranties.

“The RoofTec system is a leading edge solution that will dramatically change how quickly and easily
roofs can be cleaned, with minimal environmental impact,” said Steele.  “We think it is the future of rooftop cleaning.”

To see the RoofTec system in action, click here.


About Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance

Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance helps manage building life cycles for customers in education, healthcare, government, manufacturing and many other industries. Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance is a division of Tremco Incorporated, which has been in business since 1928 and is itself part of RPM, an international leader in the construction, maintenance and repair markets. Tremco Roofing works closely with Tremco Incorporated subsidiary WTI, which provides general contracting and roofing services, and Canam Building Envelope Specialists, which provides air barrier analysis and solutions. To learn more about us, visit or call toll-free at 800-562-2728 in the United States or 800-668-9879 in Canada.     


About Legend Brands

Legend Brands combines over 185 years of experience in providing equipment, accessories and chemicals for professional cleaning, facility maintenance, portable environmental control, and water and fire damage restoration and remediation. The RoofTec System uses cleaning equipment from Sapphire Scientific, which produces truckmount extraction systems and accessories for the cleaning industry. Detergent Free Cleaning chemicals from Chemspec power the RoofTec cleaning process. Sapphire and Chemspec are part of the Legend Brands family companies, which also includes Dri-Eaz and ProRestore Products. For more information, go to or call toll-free 800-932-3030.

Roofing & Weatherproofing Peace of Mind

We deliver peace of mind to building owners and facility managers by managing roofing and building life cycles for customers in all industries, including education, healthcare, government, manufacturing and more.

  • Tremco Roofing offers the industry's most comprehensive roofing and weatherproofing solutions for restoration, repair, maintenance, replacement and new construction.
  • WTI (Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc.) provides roofing services, construction management and general contracting.
  • Our Canam Building Envelope Specialists affiliate provides building envelope solutions to eliminate air leaks, improve energy efficiency and reduce costs.


Phone: 1.800.852.6013