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MAR 2018

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40 MARCH 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM throughout the job, including gloves, face masks, coveralls, long-sleeved shirts, eyewear, knee pads, and hats. Overkill Not Enough! After allowing the Pro-Grade 923 to cure for at least three hours, the crew applied the first of two, approximately 21-mil (533.4 microns) DFT coats of Henry Pro-Grade 988 silicone white roof coating. A monolithic, waterproof, well-adhered ~42-mil (1,066.8 microns) total DFT covering of silicone is just the ticket when overkill is not enough! But the FQR crew had one more reason to love Pro-Grade 988. "We were allowed to work this project 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday," said Duarte. "We had already lost six days on a seven-week project due to afternoon thunderstorms, which are the norm in this part of Florida. So we're monitoring forecasts and looking at weather radar. We don't work under inclement conditions but storms move surprisingly fast and can hit without warning. Henry silicone dries in about an hour to the point that it's not likely to get damaged by rain. Since it's moisture cured, it actually dries faster in high humidity." To speed along the Pro-Grade 988 application, the FQR crew used a tank-fed, super-wide roller spreader manufactured by Rooftop Equipment, Inc. eir 27-inch (68.6 cm) Tank Spreader relies on gravity to feed coatings from an 8-gallon (30.3 L) tank onto a course-napped roller. While one crewman pulled the Tank Spreader at a slow walking pace, others followed behind and used standard 9-inch (22.9 cm) rollers to ensure uniform coverage. Duarte and ompson checked the crew's work with Henry wet film thickness gages and were also on hand for final inspection. Never Over! "W hen I inspect, the first thing I do is look for any kind of seam or a thin coating, and I check penetrations and curbs," said ompson. "Basically, anywhere coatings may not have encapsu- lated the roof, which might allow for water intrusion. With FQR, as usual, I had to put in more good things than bad things in my report. ey make my job easier, and I'm confident the new roofing system will exceed the 15-year warranty." But FQR co-owner and vice president Stella Amador believes a good roofing project is never over! "From prep to installation to final inspection, German [Duarte] and I have structured FQR to do things right the first time," she said. "But in a way, we feel that if we finish a project and just walk away, we're actually doing the client a disservice. Roofs need ongoing attention, and we were happy to secure a maintenance agree- ment for Waterway East Condominiums. I wish we could get one on every roof we do. I'm incredibly confident we did a great job, and also that we' ll continue to do a good job for them as we continue to maintain that roof." Amador, Duarte, ompson, and the eight-man FQR crew earned the right to feel confident about this project. After all, they just delivered big time on a Florida roof project where overkill was not enough! CP Despite having to fabricate a custom debris chute to accommodate the gravel at the right angle, the project concluded successfully. They delivered the condo client a waterproofed roof. Take that, thunderstorms! On top of the other layers, the crew then applied Henry's Pro-Grade 923 basecoat, Pro-Grade 923 on the seams, and Pro-Grade 988 topcoat. They used rollers for all of the coatings. Waterproofing in Florida VENDOR TEAM Certainteed Corp. Material manufacturer 20 Moores Rd. Malvern, PA 19355 (800) 233-8990 Henry Co. Coating manufacturer 999 N Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245 (800) 488-1278 The Home Depot Material supplier 2455 Paces Ferry Rd. NW Atlanta, GA 30399 (800) 466-3337 Roof Surveys, Inc. Equipment manufacturer 750 E Sample Rd. #3-233 Pompano Beach, FL 33064 (954) 545-9320 Rooftop Equipment, Inc. Equipment manufacturer 4617 New Castle Rd. New Wilmington, PA 16142 (800) 222-6454 Securock by USG Material manufacturer 550 W Adams St. Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 436-4000

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