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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 158 (147)

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition
1948-49 Theatre Catalog
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 158
Page 158

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 158

rials: composition, felt or paper, roll tin or other metal, corrugated iron, concrete or cement, gravel or slag. In fact, it is recommended for virtually all types of roofs usually found on industrial or commercial type buildings. With this coating, these roofing surfaces can be made new without the heavy expense, the dirt, the inconvenience, or the tedious labor that are all a part of rebuilding a new roof. (Battleship is not recommended for wood shingles or mineral slate shingles.)

How It Is Made

Battleship is composed of the finest grade of ingredients and, like high quality house paint and other fine paints, is thoroughly merged and fused into one component unit. The result is a perfectly uniform product that will not permit of air holes or thin uneven consistency. Where such careful mixing processes are used, the resulting even consistency prevents weakness in the surface that would otherwise soon give way and allow innumerable openings and leaks. Thorough machinery mixing and fusing absolutely prevents this. Following the fusing processes, Canadian as ON OLD ROOFS the asbestos root coating is applied to effect a completely water-proof and leak-proof surface. Here is shown the result of applying the material on a very old gravelssuriaced rooting. First, all the loose gravel and other refuse was cleaned away. Using the old roof as a base,


bestos fibre is then added for binding purposes. Asbestor fibre, however, cannot bind the coating securely where the consistency is not uniform due to lack of proper fusing. These mixing methods, while more costly from a manufacturing standpoint, are essential to create a roof coating that will hold up and thoroughly water-proof a roof.

The principle of Battleship coating is that its evenly mixed liquid portion penetrates into the ttpores" of the roofing surface over which it is applied, giving new life to that surface. At the same time a heavy coat remains above the surface, securely bound by the asbestos fibre, that will shed water like glass and prevent the suns rays from reaching the foundation of the roof. The coating creeps, penetrates, and saturates into cracks and crevices, leaving a rubberlike and mat-like layer on the surface that is, in reality, a new roof.


The creation of such a one-piece roof is most economically accomplished by the use of asphalt-base roof coating, but first, last, and always, the asphalt must be elastic.

While there are literally hundreds of asphaltic roof paints on the market, those in the industry know that the greater part of the asphalt produced is the residue from the refining of asphaltbase petroleums, generally by what are known as cracking-up processes, which involve the use of acids for separating the lighter elements (gasoline, kerosene, and so forth) from the asphalt base. Here enters the condition which renders all such asphalts useless as practicable roofing material; that is, asphalt has a peculiar affinity for acids, thus retaining in itself the greater portion of those used in such processes, and that fact, by destroying its natural elasticity, renders the asphalt brittle, causing it to crack, when subjected to changing temperatures.

It is the claim of, at least, one manufacturer that its asphalt is not a residue from cracking-up processes, and therefore, retains its natural elasticity and never cracks. Further, a purification process is followed, as all petroleum, as it comes from the ground, contains impurities which have, in the past, presented diiiiculty in bringing about their separation from the asphalt. In this

the coating was applied iust as it comes from the container, right over the old roof. forming a tough, rubber-like. onevunit. seamless, nail-less, leak-proof, and water-proof root. A test laboratory reported the material as a high-grade product for use as a brushing consistency root coating.
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