The Weatherskin Corporation grew from an idea. Building custom homes, three friends saw a flaw in the process and asked 2 questions:
The idea was simple. There was a serious flaw in the outdated thinking surrounding petroleum-based coatings and waterproofing; one which we could eliminate by creating a superior, green, water-based, water-proof, soap and warm water clean-up membrane that is cold applied, withstands 146 freeze/thaw cycles per year, handle rapid and extreme temperature swings (-58F to +195F) in a 24 hour period, have zero VOC’s, have 84%+ solar reflectivity options, resist mold, fungus, mildew, hail and snow, and more. A membrane that could be textured, colored, and altered for different appearances, functions, and uses. A better version of: a paint, a stucco, a roof membrane, a foundation sealant, a tank and vessel protectant, a water proof clear coating! Weatherskin has a product that protects the investment it’s on, the environment that it’s in, and outperforms anything else on the market.
After researching the complex nature of smart materials, the team contracted the industry leader in smart-polymer and resin chemistry. That company had been formulating special use coatings for industries such as oil & gas for over 25 years and the original chemistry had been around since 1988. It was never brought to the construction market as it was a proprietary product for this oil & gas sector. This chemistry was re-worked to solve the roofing issues that the City of Calgary was experiencing on the SaddleDome, the local sports stadium. That company only saw a small fraction of what this product was capable of but used it on many airport hangars in Calgary in the early 1990's. When Weatherskin purchased this entire line of chemistry from the company in 2016, we took over all the warranties for the SaddleDome and the airport hangars and other installations of the membrane. And then took the chemistry to the next level.
All the testing and product history proved that these were the right people to bring Weatherskin to life. The partners found that the properties of these materials far exceeded any standard paints, elastomeric paints, and rubber or tar based membranes on the market. Where the chemical formula to create a standard acrylic roofing product is roughly 7 pages of formula, Weatherskin is over 70 pages. This product is much more complex, simply because it needs to function at a far greater level than products originating out of the Southern United States. And all of the tests proved that the investment in the creation of this custom blended Smart Membrane had paid off, we had created a better product that lasts longer and isn’t as harmful to the environment.
In addition to the membranes, we added an industrial strength, high traffic, zero-VOC epoxy flooring solution to balance out the coating portfolio. A win-win-win! And in the very near future, anti-graffiti and fully submersible coatings, adhering to the same performance standards and environmental principles, will be introduced by Weatherskin.
We understand the importance of conservation and are committed to playing our part by producing and applying products that are environmentally sound. In addition to our eco-friendly product line, Weatherskin practices green application; our product has almost zero VOC’s and is safe for not only the environment, but also for the people and animals who may come in contact with it.
Weatherskin coatings work because of the quality and versatility of each one of the products. Weatherskin delivers the highest caliber coatings to the construction market-place with a performance that will always exceed expectations in life-span, adhesion, aesthetics, and ease of application. The function of each coating is proven by rigorous testing, quality control and industry/consumer earned trust. Our commercial and industrial grade coatings are trusted by names like the U.S Department of Labor, the Mining Health & Safety Association, and the Canadian Food and Drug Administration. We provide application contractors with only the highest quality products.
|Weatherskin flooring products are proven to last on the inside of manufacturing facilities, aircraft hangars, big box stores, and garages/parkades.|
|Weatherskins foundation coating is trusted to ensure the protection of buried holding tanks, foam/concrete/ICF foundations, and mine-shafts.|
|Weatherskin wall coatings have been proven on the walls of hospitals, restaurants, event centers, malls, hotels, grow rooms, and skyscrapers.|
|Weatherskin roofing is used to protect the inventory and assets of manufacturing plants, schools, food production facilities, and government buildings.|
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Large scale projects with high product expectations and demands is where Weatherskin thrives. Our products are cutting edge, versatile, and perform at the highest standards and the commercial construction industry has noticed. Every day, Weatherskin products are being spec’d into more jobs across North America. It isn’t just new builds that are including Weatherskin, older projects and renovations are using our products as well. There are many instances where other products fail. Any day that an engineer can cut 100,000 pounds of gravel off a roof and lessen the load on their structure is a good day. Update a facility for hygiene by adding our washable wall system. Maybe you want new easy to clean, ultra-durable epoxy floors to replace the failing tiles in your facility? No problem.
The trained Weatherskin service division, that is located in numerous locations throughout North America, know that safety and proper application is paramount for any job. Because we have such a versatile product line it’s not uncommon for our installers to be bidding on multiple components of new builds or large-scale restoration/renovation projects. Our service division provides their clients the installation warranty and we provide our products warranty. Our service division has found this to be a huge benefit in terms of providing security to their clients. The project managers, project estimators, and prime contractors seem to prefer only having to call one company vs ten vendors and different applicators.
The commercial development sector in North America is always growing, as is the green building movement. With new and expanding business and environmentally sound LEED approved building projects leading the charge in terms of innovation, it couldn’t be more of an exciting time for a company such as ours. We fit perfectly in line with the requirements that progressive governments and standards organizations are searching for. Our products are being trusted by the US Department of Labor, Canadian Food and Drug as well as the Mining Safety & Health (MSHA) organization.
Examples of common commercial construction applications:
Whether it is a single home, a multi-family complex, or an entire development Weatherskin works closely with property owners to make sure they get the exact product that they require. Weatherskin thinks that the home is just as important as any large building we may serve in the commercial sector. Home-owners, building managers and property management companies deserve solutions and products that perform. Weatherskin provides just that. Because our products are North American tested and manufactured, we can control and ensure the quality. These products have to be designed and trusted to protect some of the most valuable assets in special industries, so we are confident they will far exceed the expectation of property owners. We want to give your home the look of a state-of-the-art building, by applying coatings that outlast and out-perform the competition.
More than that, Weatherskin wants to provide home and property owners with security. There is nothing worse than water intrusion. Whether it comes from your roof, foundation or walls you can be sure it won’t be cheap to fix. Plainly put, leaking and mold sucks. Why not have the ultimate line of protection against these problems before they even occur? Our service division provides an installation warranty and we provide the product warranty. We have got you covered.
We are also environmentally sound for the applicator, the resident/tenant and any animals and plants that may grow up around our coatings. Our low/zero VOC coatings are largely food and drug grade, non-toxic, non-hazardous, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, mold resistant and easy to clean and maintain. We also produce flame resistant coatings for extra security and protection for your family and home.
Examples of common residential construction applications:
This brewery needed a solution for the multitude of failures on its metal roof. The galvanized metal was wearing down, the roof was absorbing massive heat from the sun which was negatively affecting the building’s cooling costs.
The stress load from the gravel and tile constant leaking due to ponding water and poorly protected scuppers/terminations signified a complete tear-off which would be an enormous cost and inconvenience to a school with year-round operations.
This cannabis grow facility needed protection that would last indefinitely. The initial floor coatings which were simply concrete densifier and a clear coat had already failed only months into production, the room needed to be coated properly to bring it up to compliance with Health & Drug departments.
These residents were not happy. Literal lakes had formed above their and every seam on this SBS roof was a potential failure. The drainage no longer performed properly, the material was buckling, and leaks were occurring.
The existing epoxy product was extremely weak and never meant for this application. Due to poorly prepped floors and poor adhesion, after only 5 months the floor was failing everywhere.
After the shoring was pulled away the Weatherskin team got a good look at the scope of work. Any voids and cracks were marked with bright spray paint as these areas needed either fiber tape, epoxy injections, polyurethane sealant or spray foam to seal them completely.