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MAY 2018

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"The condo board and existing customers didn't wait until the end when the roof was completely shot to have this done," said Jason Carruth, branch manager of Advanced Roofing. For the Sea Oat s Condominium in Cocoa Beach, Florida, an environmental friendly roof coating system was the way to go. A 6-person crew from Advanced Roofing was the crew to get it done. Feature 56 MAY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM BY BEN DUBOSE PHOTOS COURTESY ADVANCED ROOFING, INC. Hurricane Irma Proves No Match for Roofing Crew L L ocated just south of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in central Florida and bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa Beach is a popular vacation town for tourists wanting some fun in the sun. For those visitors, the Sea Oats Condominium Association is one of the area's most prominent vacation rental sources, offering six stories of beach- front property options. But years of constant exposure to the humid, oceanfront environment can take a cumulative toll on any building's infra- structure. In the case of Sea Oats and its two condominium buildings and four garages, this toll could most visibly be seen on the complex's 16-year-old granulated modified bitumen roofing system. Fortunately for the condos, Sea Oats manage- ment wasn't willing to wait until it completely failed. "e condo board and existing customers didn't wait until the end when the roof was completely shot to have this done," said Jason Carruth, branch manager for Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based contractor Advanced Roofing, Inc., which was chosen to install a new silicone-based coatings system. e contractor has been a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRC A) since 1991 and has won multi- ple awards from the group for its work. "In this particular case, the customer did it at the right time," Carruth added. "If they had waited five years and there were more blisters, they'd have been in a re-roofing scenario rather than using a restoration method." Forecasting a Successful Job The site's roofing consultant called for the installation of a white silicone-based system, which Carruth agreed with for a number of reasons. "ere are a couple different products that work well on low-slope roofs, primarily silicones and urethanes," Carruth said. "I don't really like acrylics on a low-slope roof. e silicones offer resistance to ponding water, and with the air conditioning units up there, they're also more forgiving to foot traffic." ROOF CONCRETE SILICONE

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