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NOV 2017

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Santa Fe Community College had three roofs that were in need of repairs. A crew from RoofCARE worked over the course of six months to bring all 192,664 sq. ft. (17,899 m²) back to life. Feature 32 NOVEMBER 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM R BY BEN DUBOSE PHOTOS COURTESY ROOFCARE Roofing Crew Teaches School How to Go Green R oofC ARE began working with Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) in 2009. ough the large campus had numerous roof types in various stages of wear, the initial emphasis from its partnership was simply on leak repairs and maintenance. After the contractor proved its reliability, SFCC management finally approached RoofCARE in 2012 for longer-term solutions. "Here in New Mexico, when some of the customers hear coatings, they don't like that," said Abraham Carmona, RoofC ARE's project manager and on-site lead for the SFCC work. "ey don't trust coatings because of previous experiences with coatings back in the day." School administrators wanted a test before fully commit- ting to the needed restorations, which included the school 's fitness center, west wing, and a commons area. "It was hard for them to pull the trigger on a multi-mil- lion-dollar project, so we started with one phase," Carmona said. "at would allow them to see what the system could do, then wait a year or two to pull the trigger on the second area, so that they'd know if the system worked." Doing Homework Before starting the first assignment, RoofC ARE and SFCC had to come to terms on which solution would be used. Many options were uneconomical, but because the existing roofs had yet to fail completely, a renovation — rather than a full reroof — was financially viable. e chosen HydroStop model is a fluid-applied roofing system from GAF. "e system is energy efficient, durable, simple to install, doesn't require heav y equipment, is low VOC [volatile organic compound], easy to maintain, and offers long-term, NDL [no dollar limit] labor and material warranties," said Jonathan Small, marketing director. Getting Fit Led by Carmona, RoofCARE brought a six-man crew to SFCC in late 2013 and chose the school's ~89,000-square-foot (8,268.4 m 2 ) ROOF WATERPROOFING ACRYLIC

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