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Roofing Crew Scores Big Points at Historic Hoosier Gym

Now run entirely by volunteers, the gym operators noticed early in 2016 that several spots in the facility’s roof were leaking. All of the initial leaks were above the bleachers, but something had to be done before damaging leaks could develop above the iconic floor.

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Building a Commercial Roofing Rig

Choosing the necessary spray equipment for a roof coating project, especially one that includes spray polyurethane foam (SPF), can make a big difference. In addition to choosing the right proportioner, you must also choose a generator, air compressor system, and container.

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SPF Helps Rain, Rain Go Away

It’s “raining on the inside” is never a phrase you want to hear (unless you’re an Amy Grant fan). But that was the message coming from an owner, who wishes to remain unnamed. Under two steep-slope roofs in Louisville, Kentucky, condensation was raining down on the warehouse below.

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Making Asphalt Cool With Roof Coatings

Asphalt roofing remains an important part of today’s construction industry, and in terms of installed roof inventory, remains the largest segment. Asphalt is a classic roof material, offering an economical solution with a long service life and good water resistance.

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Rooftop Fix 35 Years in the Works

Thirty-five years is a long time to live with a leaky roof, and it wasn’t because the building owner, Empire Properties, hadn’t tried to get it fixed. None of the other “fixes” seemed to stick. It was high time the problems were fixed — for good!

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ECI and the Spray Foam Band: A Roofing Hit

The original applicator was basically just applying the foam to the surface and not with the intent of allowing the roof to drain properly,” he said. “And so my crew came in and we corrected all of the ponding issues, repaired all of the delaminated foam, and pretty much renewed the roofing system to our standards.”

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Up on the Roof: Four-Building Elastomeric Job

For Trusted Construction Inc., installing new roof coating systems is all in a day’s work. However, when conditions were less than optimal for the application of GAF’s Unisil HS silicone coating, the Trusted Construction crew had to get creative with the schedule to keep the job moving toward an on-time completion.

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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.