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MAY 2016

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COATINGSPRO MAY 2016 63 "We coordinated things so we could utilize them at the same time," Kohls said. Working together also beneftted the profle of the roof, and by extension, the client. "We could make sure we had a good transition between the roof and chimneys, so it wouldn't leak," Kohls said. According to him, the working relationship went very smoothly. "On our frst day of the project, it was the fnal day they needed to remove the last of the stone on the last chimney, so we helped them with a few things there," Kohls said. "Ten as soon as we fnished, they were there that next Monday to get started putting the stone back on." Prior Engagement With the chimneys cleared out, Kohls and his crew were ready to tackle the job. Tey started by installing safety perimeters and fagging around the rooftop. He also had a full-time safety monitor while the crew was working. Te crew also put to use the Genie boom lift that Kohls had rented with Aspen Tile. Te roof was 40 to 50 feet (12.2–15.2 m) above the parking lot, which was too far for a ladder to reach. The crew from Kohls was ready to get the foam going once the area was prepped. "After all the gravel was removed, we started the spray foam application," Kohls said. Coordination was a key on this rooftop recoat project. The Kohls crew had to coordinate their part of the project with the replacement of the chimneys and that company's crew. JOB AT A GLANCE PROJECT: Apply spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and coating to the roof of a condo- minium complex in Aspen, Colo. COATINGS CONTRACTOR: Kohls Foam Systems 18055 Cole Ct. Eden Prairie, MN 55347 (612) 708-4111 SIZE OF CONTRACTOR: 7–10 employees SIZE OF CREW: 4 people PRIME CLIENT: Aspen Alps Condominiums 700 Ute Ave. Aspen, CO 81611 (877) 711-0522 SUBSTRATE: Gravel built-up roof CONDITION OF SUBSTRATE: Used SIZE OF JOB: 10,000 sq. ft. (929.0 m²) DURATION: 8 days UNUSUAL FACTORS/CHALLENGES: » Wind and pricey real estate nearby meant paying extra attention to overspray. » The crew could not work over the weekend because a guest had booked the condo to propose. » The crew had to be aware of falling leaves ruining the roofing. » Coordination had to be done with another contractor replacing the chimneys. MATERIALS/PROCESSES: » Hired McDonald Farm Enterprises to remove existing gravel » Applied Roof-Tek RT-2718 SPF at 2 inches (50.8 mm) using a Graco Reactor H20/35 Pro » Applied Accella Roofing Solutions' Poly-Sil 2500 Series in two coats, each at approximately 15 dry mils thickness (381.0 microns), using a Graco GH 833 airless sprayer in a specially ordered tan color » Installed rainbow Specified Equipment Systems Co., Inc. (SESCO) roofing granules at 30 to 40 pounds a square foot (146.5–195.3 kg/m²) using a sandblaster SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: » Used perimeter flagging with a full-time safety monitor » Wore 3M half-face respirators, gloves, Tyvek suits, and Northern Safety glasses

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