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Roofing that is Truly Sustainable

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Oct 31, 2019 @ 09:19 AM

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Project Profile

F&A Federal Credit Union

AcryShield ARM Roofing System

Size: 17,000 Square Feet
Location: Monterey Park, California

AcryShield Roof Coatings

2000 - In an effort to provide additional water protection and decrease energy usage over the existing EPDM roof, F&A Credit Union chose National Coatings’ AcryShield ARM Roofing System.

2010 - Despite having considerable life left in the coating system, the owners decided to re-coat again, to ensure the performance and energy saving further into the future.

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The Project
 
  • Cleaned the roof using a pressure washer to optimize coating application.
  • The roof was coated with two coats of AcryShield A500 roof coating - Forming a fully adhered, self-flashing membrane over the existing, previously coated roof.
  • Walk pads were installed around hatches and rooftop ventilator units by fully adhering them with National Coatings AcryFlex® sealant to protect the roof from potential damage caused by workers of other trades.   
AcryShield Roof Coatings
Life Cycle Cost & Savings
  • Original EPDM roof was installed at an approximate cost of $51,000.
  • Original coating with AcryShield was done 8 years later at an approximate cost of $34,000.
  • Re-coated with AcryShield 10 years later at an approximate cost of $49,000.
  • RESULTS: The annual cost for the roof was only $0.44 per square foot per year. If the original roof was recovered with the original membrane, the cost would have been $85,000. If the two roofs were removed when the re-coat occurred, as required by new building codes and replaced, the cost would be $102,000. Thus the cost would be $0.78 per square food per year. This is a savings of $0.33 per square foot per year or 56% over the 18 year life.
"I love how cool the white keeps things on the inside of the building as well as how clean and white it looks from the top. F&A Credit Union values Inland Pacific Roofing's impeccable workmanship and service."- Gina Salvucci, Key Contact at F&A Federal Credit Union
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Conclusion
 
  • National Coatings' AcryShield ARM Roofing System is a cost effective method for long term roof asset management.
  • The use of roof maintenance coatings can indefinitely defer re-roofing and the even higher cost of tear-off and replacement.
  • In this case, the ARM roof life cycle cost was 56% lower than the traditional re-roofing option.
  • This roof is a classic example of Sustainability: A roofing system that is designed, constructed, maintained, rehabilitated and demolished with an emphasis throughout its life cycle on using natural resources efficiently and preserving the global environment.
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