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JAN 2017

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The crew wore different protective gear depending on the task and, therefore, when necessary. That included gloves, face masks, coveralls, long-sleeved shirts, eyewear, knee pads, Ty vek suits, and 3M respirators. Florida Quality Roofing (FQR) was tasked with applying a coating system to a 30-story condo near Miami. With eight crew members, they were able to complete the job in three months. Feature 70 JANUARY 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM B BY JACK INNIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR PHOTOS COURTESY FLORIDA QUALIT Y ROOFING, INC. High Flying! 30-Story Condo Roof Recoat B ella Mare Condominiums in Aventura, Florida, had a huge problem. e towering 30-story shorefront complex comprises 210 condominiums, the likes of which many have never seen. e spacious condos range from 2,200 to 4,400 square feet (204.4–408.8 m²) and contain amenities such as marble baths, whirlpool tubs, steam showers, gourmet kitchens, and, of course, stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. But Bella Mare residents were blissfully unaware of a crisis brewing overhead. e building's 29,000-square-foot (2,694.2 m²) roof needed replacement, and there was no room in the budget for the near-million dollar project. Condominium association managers loathe requesting special assessments. Hey! W ho wants to ask two hundred millionaires to cough up $50,000 apiece? ankfully, a high-flying crew from Florida Quality Roofing (FQR) had a better idea. Rather than tear down and replace the BUR (built-up roof ), they'd remove waterlogged areas, seal all seams and penetrations, and roll down 28 mils (711.2 microns) of Henry Pro-Grade Elite 988HS. e bright-white silicone monolithic coating system would save energy, avoid plugging the landfill with debris caused by a roof removal, and come in at a fraction of the cost of reroofing. e first task at hand was to convince Bella Mare to obtain a roof inspection. "A very important step owners should consider is to obtain a third-party roofing survey in advance," said Stella Amador, FQR vice president and co-owner. "One company we recommend is Roof Survey Inc. because of their accurate testing methods and highly detailed reports. W hereas some companies indicate moisture on a schematic with color-coordinated dots, Roof Survey provides comprehensive drawings of the damaged area." Since FQR had previously repaired a Bella Mare balcony roof, the management trusted Amador's recommendation and opted for a survey. As things turned out, that proved to be a great decision. Roof Survey discovered four major wet areas ROOF CONCRETE SILICONE

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