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Cool Roof Project Beats Arizona Heat

While Arizona may be known for its intense sun and scorching temperatures, everything from monsoon rains to gale-force winds can endanger a project at any point from the early application stages to years into a coating’s maturity.

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Why Good Weather Is Bad for Roofs

Consider the plight of the commercial building owner with multiple tenants under an aged and failing roof. On a rainy day, the owner waits in fear for the phone to ring from an irate tenant saying that the roof is leaking

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New York Roof Coating Giants Take the Field

A sense of a team, developed safety culture, and a complex game plan to exceed the customer’s expectations are a few of the highlights. Along with the supporting staff and superintendent, the crew used those highlights from start to finish to achieve a victory on this multi-roof recoat project.

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Race to Royalty on Thoroughbreds’ Cool Roof

Cool roofs aren’t necessarily new at this stage in the game, but offering a cool roof as a solution for a customer’s unique and specific problem? That may be a way to jockey into a position for a new project.

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Leak-Proof Roof Recoat With Gleaming Results

Is there ever a good use of the word “leak”? No one enjoys a car window, a sink pipe, or even a water glass that leaks. Certainly roofs can be added to that category of things you don’t want to leak in the night.

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Rising to the Challenge on a N.C. Rooftop

A water-tight roof deck is one of the most important aspects of facility maintenance, so when Grubb Ventures, owner of an upscale office building in Raleigh, N.C., noticed that the roof was in need of some TLC, they were quick to act.

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All Hail! Recoat of Hail Damaged Roofs in Texas

Roofing contractors in Texas and Oklahoma are accustomed to seeing roofs ravaged by frozen rain. “We work in what is referred to as the ‘Hail Belt.’ That being said, many roofing companies around the country have office sites in Dallas or other major cities in Texas and Oklahoma. Hail damage is a very real concern for building owners and should be dealt with as soon as possible,” said Robert Norrell of Galt Construction.

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High Profile, Winds, and Reflectivity: Green Coatings on New Orleans Airport Roof

When David Lamouranne of GreenStar Roof Coatings landed the job of applying a new coating system to the roof of a private hangar at the New Orleans Airport, he jumped at the opportunity. While he knew the high-profile job would present some very real challenges — high winds, air traffic, and airport safety requirements — he was excited to offer his client, Atlantic Aviation, a new roof that would be green, durable, and reduce energy costs.

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Getting Schooled: Recoating School Buildings

The contracting company RoofCARE has branches in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces and uses those locations to serve all of New Mexico and West Texas. It also has good working relationships with many New Mexico school districts, including the Floyd Municipal School District...

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Science Behind It: Pie-Shaped Superdome Recoat

Recoating the Superdome’s 450,000 square feet (41,806.4 m²) with 14 crew members required meticulous planning upfront. We had a set amount of time, money, and materials, so our strategy behind the coating really needed to help us stay within the goal posts.

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South Florida Style: Recoating a Town Hall Roof

South Florida is known for its abundant sunshine as well as its intense afternoon rainstorms during the summer months. Put these two weather conditions together with close proximity to the equator, and rooftops can definitely take a beating from Mother Nature.

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Phoenix Roofing Contractor on Center Stage

The old roof had a lightweight concrete deck covered by a base ply, intermediate ply, and granule surface cap sheet. It had a lot of wrinkles and splits in the side laps from years of wear and tear, and it sported several spots where small repairs had been made.

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Fresh Ingredients for Farmers Market Roof: SPF and Silicone System

When the Atlanta Farmers Market’s 22-year-old roof started leaking over vendors, goods, and customers, the owners knew that a solution was essential. After all, it wouldn’t be right if the market’s roof was leaking on those famous Georgia peaches