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Harbor Freight an Aged Asphalt Roof Case Study

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Case Study on an Aged BUR Roof

Harbor Freight

Size: 266,200 SF
Location: Camarillo, CA
Contractor: Cabral Roofing & Waterproofing
System: National Coatings AcryPly® Acrylic and Emulsion System

Challenge: Aged BUR Roof 20+ Years Old

  • Large roof area with more than 50 documented leaks
  • Occupied building
  • Employees inside could not be disrupted during installation
  • Crowded HVAC units in equipment well
  • Hundreds of existing skylights of different sizes, many of which were the source of leaks

Solution: AcryPly® Acrylic and Emulsion System

  • Fully reinforced system that stopped 100% of the leaks
  • Occupants inside the building were unaffected by the installation
  • AcryPly System does not require a roof tear-off, saving the building owner money
  • Improved energy efficiency and lowered air temperature inside the building
  • The AcryPly System was able to conform to the various size of each skylight to ensure a watertight roof

Asphalt Roof Coatings After numerous man hours spent chasing leaks and thousands of dollars on repairs, National Coatings delivered Harbor Freight with a long-term solution without a costly tear-off. The AcryPly Emulsion Restoration System is a watertight, seamless roof that is easily maintainable with energy savings, lower life-cycle costs, and a cooler work environment inside the building.

"After the National Coatings' Cool Roof was installed we definitely noticed a difference in building temperature. It's not a marginal difference, either. It is between 15-20 degrees cooler inside the warehouse and store." - Jerry Moore, Facilities Director at Harbor Freight Tools




Tags: BUR Roof, BUR Roof Coating, Asphalt roof coating