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MAY 2016

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COATINGSPRO MAY 2016 65 bureaucracy. "Te city has a lot of rules, certain criteria we have to meet," he said. For example, they were not to work past 5 p.m., be loud, or work on weekends. "It was just being courteous to the condos around us," Kohls said. "People were paying a lot of money to stay in those places, so we would try to be as courteous as we could — working normal business hours so we didn't ruin anyone's vacation." Or any marriage proposals. CP it's safer for them to access the roof when they have to shovel the snow," Kohls said. Overspray and Complaint Free W hi le the jobsite had scener y that cou ld not be beat, it a lso introduced some complications into the crew's work, Kohls said. "Right beside the building, there used to be a $10 to $15 million house built fve or six years ago," Kohls said. "Well, the owners didn't like the house, so they just tore it down this summer and they were rebuilding it. It was going to be a $50 million house the second time around, so they had a lot of high-end stuf going into the house." "We had to be careful with the winds, so we didn't have issues with overspray," Kohls continued. It sounds simple enough, except they were on the side of a mountain. "One part of the day, the wind would come up from town and blow up, which was fne," he said. "But then in the afternoon it would turn around and blow back down toward the other condos. Like any spray foam project, the wind can be your worst enemy." Te crew ended up working early in the morning, then taking an extended lunch and working again toward the end of the day when the wind had calmed down. Te tenants of the nearby condos also had grills, decks, and lawn furniture, so the crew bunched it all together on the patio and tarped it to prevent overspray. A ll the meticulous attention to detail paid of, though. "Trough the entire process, we didn't have one complaint with overspray issues," Kohls said. Another issue was falling leaves. "It was that time of year, so we had leaves that wanted to fall on the roof," Kohls said. "So we were just constantly blowing to make sure we didn't have any of them in the fnished product." Courtesy on the Job W hile Aspen is beautiful, Kohls said he always has to be prepared for working around vacationers and dealing with city The project was completed with no hiccups. The crew was even able to pause their project to let a wedding engagement happen — from a couple from Minnesota. Success for the customers, client, and the roof! Not only did the crew use perimeter flagging and a full-time safety monitor on the condo's roof, they also wore 3M half-face respirators, gloves, Tyvek suits, and Northern Safety glasses. Luxury SPF Roof Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #165

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