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MAY 2017

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42 MAY 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM to current Florida building codes. T hen 30 -pound (13.6 kg ) felt and Polyglass' Polystick TU Plus underlay ments would be installed, followed by f lashings and finally Englert Inc.'s Series A1000 1½-inch (3.8 cm) snap-lock standing seam metal roof system w ith a painted Ky nar finish. T he ply wood roof of the fitness g y m at the main facility would also be torn off and replaced w ith 4 -inch (10.2 cm) insulation board, ply wood to code, and the same top system. For the basketball g y m, the old roof was removed and replaced w ith Mule-Hide's 60 -mil (1,524.0 microns) thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) system over Mule-Hide's Poly ISO roof insulation. Parapet walls were also built out on the basketball g y m roof, and custom Ky nar coping metal was used to create a termination and seal. Coating the Roof "Green" In addition to providing the YMC A of the Treasure Coast with brand-new roofing systems, VCGFL and Mule-Hide Products were thrilled to help the non-profit organization save on energy costs while also being environmentally conscious. "Venture Construction Group utilizes environmentally friendly roofing systems and green products to help our customers with increased energy efficiencies while also protecting the environ- ment," said Shanton. Going "green" on roofing materials, though, can actually show up as white. A white roof reflects solar energy and reduces interior building temperatures. According to Shanton, Mule-Hide's 100 percent Silicone Coating System improves rooftop air conditioner unit efficiency, reduces thermal shock, and is environmentally friendly. "e silicone coating system meets all Cool Roof Rating Council [CRRC] requirements, and the coating system is VOC [volatile organic compound] compli- ant throughout North America," said Shanton. Mule-Hide's 100 percent Silicone Coating System was applied to the entire roof area of the SportsWorld facility and to the roof connecting the basketball gymnasium with the locker rooms at the Richard C. Geisinger Sr. branch facility. ese areas were cleaned using Mule-Hide's 115 cleaner and were pressure washed twice "to get it to the point where it was able to receive the coating," Shanton explained. After the roofs were cleaned, the crew applied the Mule-Hide primer, a two-part epoxy that works as a rust inhibitor. On top of the primer, the crew applied a 100 percent Silicone Sealant, which is a high solids, non-shrinking, moisture-cure silicone sealant that is used for sealing and repairing roofs, masonry, architectural sheet metal, and metal roof seams and fasteners. "Our crew applied the primer coat, sealant coat, and then three coats of the 100 percent Silicone Coating with UV [ultra- violet] protection and reflectivity. We used a single-wide tank spreader to apply the coatings. e tank spreader was specially set up for the application of the silicone coating and the specific roof substrate. is ensured that the coating was evenly spread over the area," explained Shanton. e total average thicknesses for the silicone coating system were 69 dry mils (1,752.6 microns) in areas that required reinforcement fabric and 38 dry mils (965.2 microns) in all other areas. Shanton pointed out that Mule-Hide's TPO Single Special precautions were taken during all deliveries and material loading. And all labor and material costs were donated on this project. For the YMCA, those were benefits for sure! YMCA's Green Roof Using a single-wide tank spreader, the coating system included primer, sealant, and three coats of silicone to achieve ~69 mils (1,752.6 microns) in areas where reinforcing fabric was used. To areas where reinforcing fabric wasn't used, the coating system was applied, again with the tank spreader, to achieve ~38 mils (965.2 microns). The substrates were wood and metal.

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