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San Diego Roofers Go Green

According to Paul Batista, vice president for San Diego Roofing, the company used green products to complete approximately 12 to 15 projects this year. He claims that this is due to increased customer interest in green coatings, particularly over the last 10 years.

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Nonstop Flight to New Roof Coatings

Three hangars had been leaking for eight years. And with winter on its way, time was of the essence to finally start fixing the leaks.

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Partnership Pays Off On Power Plant Roof

This project was to apply a coated spray polyurethane foam (SPF) system to the rooftop of a boiler room at a Kentucky facility, which wishes to remain unnamed.

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Windy City Condos Restored With White Silicone Roof

When building owners wanted a more efficient update to the building’s mechanically attached ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) black roof, a less invasive application process was strongly preferred.

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Summer School for Five Mississippi Roofs

The school district’s roofs were metal, wood, built-up, or covered in spray polyurethane foam (SPF), and they were leaking. The crew had little time and lots to cover.

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Here Comes the Story of the Hurricane

When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas this August, the Houston Hilton hotel was an especially busy place. Most of the hotel’s rooms were rented to the Red Cross volunteers who had come to help in the hurricane’s aftermath.

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Ornamental Plumage for Miami Zoo Roofs

For the animals at Zoo Miami, it’s the heat, humidity, and ultraviolet rays that make this city home. The qualities that the African elephant, clouded leopard, and greater one-horned rhinoceros, for example, may find familiar are also the sources of wear and tear on the zoo’s roofs — three roofs to be exact.

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Silicone Gives Silos Needed Recharge

Covered in moss and bird droppings, each of the concrete structures needed a facelift to look more visitor-friendly. Whitemarsh Foundation wanted a solution to the unsightly silos, and PennCoat was able to find it for them.

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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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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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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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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.