Helen Edwards Early Childhood Center, Kaufman, Texas
Roofing Contractor: J Reynolds & Co. Inc., Saginaw, Texas
The J Reynolds & Co. Inc. team decided that a rejuvenation with a roof coating system and fluid-applied walk pads was the best solution for the project. This would save half the cost of reroofing the facility entirely, which means two school district roofs could
be rejuvenated for the same price as reroofing a single facility. In addition, avoiding a tear-off reduced the risk of environmental exposure in the event of a rainstorm mid-project. Maintenance work created by environmental damage could have affected the timeline of the school opening on time in the fall.
First, the roof was washed with GacoWash Concentrated Cleaner and allowed to dry. Then, GacoFlex E5320 2-Part Epoxy Primer/Filler was applied. Next, all seams and pen- etrations were sealed using GacoFlex SF2000 SeamSeal Solvent-Free Silicone Sealant. After allowing sufficient time for the SeamSeal to cure, the GacoFlex S20 Series Solvent- Free 100% Silicone Coating was installed to create a waterproof membrane over the existing roof. Finally, GacoFlex SF2036 WalkPad Solvent-Free Silicone Walkway Systems were installed to create a safe and solid waterproof roof.
The GacoFlex area manager conducted an inspection of the restored roof and the project qualified for a 15-year warranty.
Roof Coating Manufacturer: Gaco Western
The Kaufman Independent School District, located 30 miles east of Dallas, consists of seven educational campuses, serving approximately 3,800 students. Every time it rained, more than 50 leak work orders were generated because of worn and damaged roofs and walk pads on school district buildings. Helen Edwards Early Childhood Center is one of many projects within the district.
Work on the facility took place during May to June 2015. The ease of application and quick cure time of the roof coating system allowed the project to be completed quickly.
This process created a sustainable and highly reflective monolithic roof system, which was cost effective for the building owners. The owners report the installation has eliminated all leaks from the roof and has lowered energy bills. This has allowed maintenance personnel to focus on other work orders within the school district; the roofing and cooling budgets were reduced and dollars were shifted to update and/or replace needed equipment.
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