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MAY 2015

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66 MAY 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM approximate total dry flm thickness (DFT) of 50 mils (1,270 microns), and the crew didn't need a primer because the foam was brand new. W hat they did need, though, was to pay close attention and avoid any overspray. As if the earlier rain storm wasn't enough, "the tricky part," as Ezard explained, "was that this roof is less than a mile [1.6 km] from the beach/ocean. Te easterly wind that seemed to be a constant 20 to 30 mph [32.2–48.3 km/hr.] was difcult to deal with as it kept bouncing of the parapet walls." "Te installation was rather difcult because of the after- noon winds," Ezard further explained. "We also ran into a problem with the dew point as it seemed that each day, just before the sun dropped, the dew would set in, which stops the installation in its tracks! Can't have moisture!" And although the crew was able to work around these weather-related issues, it caused them a bit of added stress. "Being from out of town, we tried to work six days a week, as we only had hotels to go back to," Ezard said. "We would rather work and give the guys OT [overtime] than to sit around the hotel." But getting the job done wasn't in exchange for the crew's safety. Not only did they mark of the perimeter, they also had a "ground guy" who managed everything safety-oriented. Tat crew member also monitored the amount of material that was used and needed throughout the day. Tere wasn't enough room in the trailers to keep more than three or four sets of each product from the storage center, so the ground guy would make sure that they didn't run out of any material up top. Tey used two-way radios to help accomplish this coordination. Te radios helped keep everyone aware of when drums were being switched out and when temperatures or pressures needed to be adjusted. Tis job shows how SPF projects require the art of fne tuning. Seasoned Greetings "With more than a 'million square feet' [92,903 m²], WeatherTight continues to produce successful installations," said Rich Franklin for Oak Ridge. Sounds like this seasoned coatings crew has many projects in their repertoire and continues to work diligently in the roof recoating and foaming market. "We are a small, experienced crew of guys, which allows us to put together a great roofng system for the customer," Ezard said. Te occupants of this new roof coating system will surely be quite thankful come next holiday season when they're no longer worried about leaks on a rainy day. And with a climate like that in Jacksonville, Fla., a building (as opposed to a turkey) that's dry inside can be a good thing! CP The topcoat, OR80SLM, was also spray-applied, though it was done in two coats with Graco P2 guns and 300-foot-long (91.4 m) hoses to an approximate total dry film thickness (DFT) of 50 mils (1,270 microns). After four to five weeks, the crew headed home. "We are a small, experienced crew of guys, which allows us to put together a great roofing system for the customer," WeatherTight Owner Steve Ezard said. VENDOR TEAM 3M Safety equipment manufacturer 3M Center St. Paul, MN 55144 (888) 364-3577 www.3m.com Chicago Pneumatic Equipment manufacturer 7171 East Pleasant Valley Rd., Suite B Independence, OH 44131 (800) 760-4049 www.cp.com Graco Inc. Equipment manufacturer 88 11th Ave. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 (612) 623-6000 www.graco.com Oak Ridge Holdings Ltd. Coating and SPF manufacturer 575 Commercial Ave. Green Lake, WI 54941 (800) 625-9577 www.oakridgepoly.com Perkins Engines Inc. Equipment manufacturer P.O. Box 610 Mossville, IL 61552 (309) 578-7329 www.perkins.com Florida Roof SPF

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