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MAY 2018

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58 MAY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM T he choice of a white silicone could also offer environ- mental and efficiency benefits. "It is a concrete substrate, but you can still get some ref lectivity benefits," Carruth said. " With the white roof, you do have an SR I [solar ref lectivity index] increase, so you probably are saving a little bit. T hey're extending the life of the roof while also minimizing their power bill just a tad." e contractor, consultant, and client ended up deciding on a fluid-applied restoration system from Florida-based coatings manufacturer Tropical Roofing Products, which comes with a 15-year warranty when installed correctly. e system was acquired through coating distributor ABC Supply. "You're getting a 15-year warranty on products in the coatings market, compared to 20 years on a re-roof," Carruth explained. "You're looking at probably half the cost, so there's substntial savings on a coating as compared to a re-roof." Another key part of the plan was ensuring minimal disrup- tion to condo tenants, since the client wanted its properties to remain open during Florida's peak summer tourism season. "It came down to a communication thing between our project manager, the site superintendent, and the contact there, just to make sure that everybody knew where we were working and at what areas," Carruth explained. "We did have a crane on site to haul material up and down, so we had to move some cars out of the way, but that was the only disruption next to the building." Material was pumped from the ground to the roof out of 55-gallon (208.2 L) drums. The 16-year-old roof star ted out in fair condition, and the silicone system from Tropical was the ticket to waterproofing it. However, when Hurricane Irma blew through the first week, more damage occurred, requiring more repair. Green Roof Coatings UPDATE. CREATE. VIEW. 2018 LISTINGS TODAY! GET IT ONLINE, GET IT IN PRINT. DON'T MISS IT!

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