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MAY 2016

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64 MAY 2016 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Kohls began by hiring a company called McDonald Farm Enterprises, which is based in Frederick, Colo. Tey did not sing children's songs but instead arrived on the jobsite and removed the gravel that was on the roof. Tat took two days to complete. "After all the gravel was removed, we started the spray foam application," Kohls said. Te job itself would take two days, but there was a complication. Teir work would have fowed into the weekend, which was fne with Kohls and his crew because the weather was predicted to be perfect. But the client had other plans. A young man had fown into town with his girlfriend and requested to stay in Building 700. And he had an important reason. He was going to propose to his future wife. "Tey said, 'No, sorry, you can't work at all that weekend,'" Kohls said of the client. "We had the perfect weekend for weather and were unable to work. In the city of Aspen, you're not supposed to work on weekends, but we were far enough away that they would allow it." Instead, the crew had to sit tight so the couple could get engaged. But not all was lost, Kohls said. "It turns out the guy proposing was from Minnesota, which is where we're from," he said. So at least they got to help out someone from close to home. Coatings, Foam, and Snow With engagements made and the weekend over, the crew could then get to work. First they applied Roof-Tek RT-2718, a two-component, hydrofuorocarbons (HFC) co-blown, closed-cell spray polyure- thane foam insulation system. It has a nominal 2.7 pound per cubic foot (43.2 kg per m³) in-place density. Te crew sprayed the foam at approximately a 2-inch (50.8 mm) thickness using a Graco Reactor H20/35 Pro. Next they put down a Poly-Sil 2500 Series from Accella Roofng Solutions. Te silicone coating is high solids, single component, and moisture cured. Tey applied two coats, each at approximately 15 mils (381.0 microns), using a Graco GH 833 airless sprayer. Te coating was a specially ordered tan fnish coat with rainbow Specifed Equipment Systems Co., Inc. (SESCO) roofng granules. Te crew applied the granules at 30 to 40 pounds a square foot (146.5–195.3 kg/m²) into the topcoat using a sandblaster. Aspen A lps Condominiums also got an added feature. Te crew installed a roof hatch so employees can access the roof using a step ladder pulled down from the ceiling on the third foor. "We cut a hole in the roof and installed the ladder, so now The SPF was coated with 30 dry mils (762.0 microns) of Accella Roofing Solutions' Poly-Sil 2500 Series in two coats in a specially ordered tan color. They broadcast granules into the topcoat, too. The crew installed Roof-Tek RT-2718 SPF at 2 inches (50.8 mm). They used a Graco Reactor H20/35 Pro to apply the SPF. They also kept an eye out for leaves falling into the wet materials. Luxury SPF Roof VENDOR TEAM 3M Safety equipment manufacturer 3M Center St. Paul, MN 55144 (888) 364-3577 www.3m.com Accella Roofing Solutions Coatings and SPF manufacturer 1100 Cottonwood Ave. #300 Hartland, WI 53029 (262) 367-9200 www.cfsolutions.us.com Genie Telescopic Equipment manufacturer P. O. Box 97030 Redmond, WA 98073 (800) 536-1800 www.genielift.com Graco Inc. Equipment manufacturer 88 11th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 (800) 345-4109 www.graco.com McDonald Farm Enterprises Surface prep subcontractor 7440 I-25 Frontage Rd. Frederick, CO 80530 (303) 772-4577 www.mcdonaldfarmsinc.com Northern Safety Co., Inc. Safety equipment manufacturer P. O. Box 4250 Utica, NY 13504 (800) 571-4646 www.northernsafety.com Specified Equipment Systems Co., Inc. Material manufacturer 10017 Beckley View Ave. Dallas, TX 75232 (972) 224-9772 www.sescogranules.com Tyvek by DuPont Safety equipment manufacturer 1007 Market St. Wilmington, DE 19898 (302) 774-1000 www.tyvek.com

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