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NOV 2018

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COATINGSPRO NOVEMBER 2018 47 company's products. On this particular job, the general contractor Core Construction was awarded the project, and the manufacturer EverRoof asked for Tooley and Elite Roof Systems by name. "•e manufacturer called me and said they wanted me on the job; they highly recommended me," Tooley said. "•ey told the general contractor they had to call me, so they called me. We bid the job, and it came in right at their budget numbers, so they awarded the job to us in December." Elite Roof Systems was awarded the contract in December 2017, and they had a very tight turnaround for when they were needed on the jobsite. In less than a month, by mid-January 2018, the Elite Roof Systems crew had to be on the jobsite ready to start work. But Tooley said this tight turnaround is normal for them, and so they were ready and prepared. Conditions Up Top •e roof itself was not in very good shape. It sat on top of a In addition to using safety cones with flags around the perimeter of the roof, the crew also wore gloves and safety glasses, which they got from Big Rock Supply. The crew applied the first layer with Rooftop Equipment's Tank Spreader and 16-inch (40.6 cm) heav y-duty rollers to achieve an average thickness of 1.5 gallons per square foot (61.1 L/m 2 ). JOB AT A GLANCE PROJECT: Fix the leaks by coating a 26-year-old granulated modified bitumen school roof COATINGS CONTRACTOR: Elite Roofing Systems 12480 W 62 nd Terr., Ste. 102 Shawnee, KS 66216 (913) 258-5607 www.eliteroofsystems.com SIZE OF CONTRACTOR: 17–27 employees SIZE OF CREW: 7 crew members PRIME CLIENT: Barron County School District 301 Fourth St. SW Largo, FL 33770 (727) 588-6000 www.pcsb.org SUBSTRATE: Granulated modified bitumen CONDITION OF SUBSTRATE: 26 years old and leaking SIZE OF JOB: 97,000 sq. ft. (9,011.6 m²) DURATION: 17 days UNUSUAL FACTORS/CHALLENGES: » School was in session, so they had to protect inside from smells of coatings, and they couldn't use the front of the building during school hours. » There was limited access to the roof. MATERIALS/PROCESSES: » Hoisted some equipment and materials to the rooftop using a rope » Power washed the substrate » Covered open seams with polyester fabric and Ever-Roof Roof Flash urethane seam sealer » Put down Ever-Thane Water-Lok in terra cotta red at an average of 1.5 gal./sq. ft. (61.1 L/m²) using Rooftop Equipment's Tank Spreader and 16-inch (40.6 cm) Titan heavy-duty rollers for backrolling » Spread Ever-Thane Bright White topcoat at an average of 1.5 gal./sq. ft. (61.1 L/m²) SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: » Used safety cones with flags around the perimeter of the roof » Wore gloves and safety glasses from Big Rock Supply

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