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JAN 2018

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To reach an R-value of 38, the Greener World Solutions crew installed both iso board and spray polyurethane foam (SPF) to the roof at a technical education building in Barron, Wisconsin. Feature 78 JANUARY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Back to School: Coated Spray Foam for New School PHOTOS COURTESY GREENER WORLD SOLUTIONS LLC BY CLAIRE TRAGESER T T he high school in Barron County, Wisconsin, sits near the western border of the state near Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was due for some upgrades, including a brand new technical education building for the high school 's technical class. W hen the school district wanted this work done, they knew the right man to call on for the job. He was very experienced in the field — a fact that they knew firsthand because they had hired him in the past. David Swatkowski is the project coordinator for Greener World Solutions, a Waseca, Minnesota-based coatings, roofing, and commercial insulation contractor. e company works on all kinds of insulation, including spray polyurethane foam (SPF), batt and block fill, as well as SPF cool roof systems, single-ply roofing systems, and roof repairs. Swatkowski said he has a solid history of doing good work for the school district, so when they needed a new roof for the technical education building, he was ready to step up to the plate. "We have done some work for them in the last year — quite a bit of work on some other roofs," he said. "And so we got the opportunity to bid the roofs, and we won the bid." Elevated Conditions Swatkowski said he enjoys working with the school district and has a good working relationship with them. For this job, Swatkowski was dealing with a brand new substrate on the brand new building. "e building was completely precast concrete from Spancrete," he said. "So the side walls were Spancrete, and the roof substrate was Spancrete." Swatkowski was happy to work on a substrate in such good condition. But there were some slightly unusual specifications from the architect that he had to plan around. For example, the job called for a higher than usual R value of 38. "So what we did is we mechanically fastened down 2-inch ROOF SPF SILICONE

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