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JAN 2018

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82 JANUARY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM crew to take to the road and spend five nights in Wisconsin near the jobsite and get the job done quickly and head back home. He and his crew arrived in August ready to work. T hey hauled their equipment to the jobsite using their ow n trucks, and they stored ever ything in the trucks for the duration of the job. "It was no problem," Swatkowski said. "We have our own semis, so that makes it really convenient." Another convenience about this job was the fact that the Greener World Solutions crew was working on a brand new building. No preparatory work was needed, which meant no power washing and no grinding. Instead, the crew could get right to the spray foam installation. ey put down 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) of Volatile Free's VFI 727 2.7 PCF Roofing Foam in one pass. e crew used a Graco H40 to spray the foam and again used safety cones on the roof and wore 3M organic half-face masks. To top that, the crew applied two coats of Volatile Free's Sealguard VFI 990 96 percent solids silicone at an average thickness of 30 mils (762.0 microns). To offer anti-slip proper- ties, they embedded roof granules into the topcoat. To apply the silicone, the crew used a Hennes-Johnson HJ7220 and used their ow n granulizers to inject the granules into the topcoat. T he VFI 727 is meant to extend the life of a roof. It is designed to be seamless w ith protection from leaks, rust, and corrosion. It is also self-f lashing, so it conforms to any shape and leaves no gaps. It is renewable, w ith low volatile organic compounds ( VOCs), has a high R-value, and is lightweight. VFI 727 and the Sealguard VFI 990 coating are designed to work in conjunction to protect buildings. "The job went ver y smoothly, and we had no complaints," said David Swatkowski, project coordinator for Greener World Solutions. "It was a job with few challenges, which you always want to have." Each crew member wore 3m organic half-face masks, especially when working with the spray foam. Greener World also used safety cones with flags around the perimeter of the roof. The spray foam was applied on top of ½-inch (12.7 mm) fiber board, which was fastened on top of the iso board. This job was layers upon layers upon layers! Spray Foam for School

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