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JAN 2018

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Feature 50 JANUARY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM T BY BEN DUBOSE PHOTOS COURTESY FREEDOM COATINGS LLC. AND GE SILICONES Roof Restoration Revs Up Rocky Mountain Harley Shop T he Rocky Mountain Harley-Davidson dealership in Littleton, Colorado is a biker's haven for the Denver region and beyond. e Rocky Mountain branch was incorporated in 1978, and it moved to its current building in 2000 — when the location was chosen as the host site for the 2000 national and international Harley-Davidson dealer convention. As such, having a pristine showroom for the sale and distribution of the brand 's signature motorcycles, parts, services, and apparel was a priority from the outset. But 17 years of exposure to the elements had taken a toll on the building's exterior, particularly its standing seam metal roof with a dark green topcoat. For a brand selling upscale products, the sight of buckets in the showroom to collect leaking water couldn't have been good for business! "e owner had complained about leaks since the roof was installed, and all previous attempts to fix the leaks had failed," said Jeff Cleavenger, owner of coatings contractor Freedom Coatings LLC, chosen in early 2017 to implement a solution to finally stop the leaks — for good. "Every time it rained, dozens of buckets were utilized to collect the rainwater inside the showroom." e metal itself on the 18,500 sq. ft. (1,718.7 m 2 ) roof was in sound condition, but transitional points were lacking in design and leaked badly, Cleavenger explained, adding that the flashings from the dormers to the roof deck were corroding due to water intrusion. "It was a preformed barrel roof that was formed on site because the panel lengths are 170 feet [51.8 m] long," Cleavenger said. "W here the problems were involved the locations where the standing seams meet the deck, at a 90-degree angle in the corner. e majority of metal was start- ing to decay on the underside from years of water penetration." T he project a lso involved ref urbishing 1,650 sq. f t. (153.3 m 2 ) of decorative meta l canopies attached to the sides of the roof. ROOF SILICONE

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