Case Study – Two Domes for Fertilizer Company, Missouri

Case Study Provided by DRS - Dome & Roofing Solutions. Scope: These two domes are 90x45, totaling over 25,000 combined surface feet. Due to the corrosive nature of fertilizer, they were in rough shape. About 8 years ago, the company had hired a local coating company to provide repairs; these failed as the coating was the wrong product (elastomeric) and the company lacked the knowledge to know how to fix. [gallery ids="3321,3322,3319"]

Case Study – Dome for a Cement Company, Boston

Case Study Provided by DRS - Dome & Roofing Solutions.   Scope: This is a tall dome at 85 feet, not including the additional head house. We repaired several areas of the damaged fabric and recoated the entire dome and head house in a custom color. We also coated an additional 12,869 of head house atop a 135 ft silo complex, as well as some structural steel because this rubber provides an excellent anti-rust feature. The customer is a cement company and due to problems with the dome, they had 2,000+ tons of cement powder harden on the inside. This is why scheduling preventative maintenance is so crucial for dome owners!   [gallery link="file" ids="3306,3305,3304" orderby="rand"]

Pro Guard Coatings to Attend 2018 IRE, February 6-8

Innovative Products. Thought-provoking Presentations. Creative Discussions. Unlimited Technological Advances. Every year the biggest, most influential trade event for the roofing construction and maintenance industry provides total coverage of the innovative equipment, suppliers, resources, information and technologies that are shaping the future of our industry. Pro Guard Coatings will exhibit at the 2018 International Roofing Expo in New Orleans, LA. Experience the latest products and services from Pro Guard Coatings at this annual event. Everyone who has a role in the industry comes together at this powerful event to conduct face-to-face meetings, experience the newest innovations, participate in cutting-edge conference sessions and demos, and build relationships at high-level networking events. This unique gathering offers extensive business development opportunities, by presenting the broadest array of solutions to support each individual segment and creating worldly connections to grow operations of every size. No other event brings it all together like this, or impacts more sectors of the market. Join us! Contact Pro Guard Coatings by calling (717) 336-7900 to learn more about our events, products, and services.

Pro Guard Coatings to Attend 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show, January 9-11

The NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world, every year attracting 60,000 visitors from 100 countries. Join Pro Guard Coatings during the 2018 International Builders' Show in Orlando, FL. Our company will exhibit our wide variety of services and products available to the builder industry. IBS brings together more than 1,400 top manufacturers and suppliers from around the globe in 570,000 net square feet of exhibit space, showcasing the latest and most in-demand products and services. IBS also offers the most up-to-date and innovative education the industry has to offer. The 2018 show features sessions in eight tracks, taught by renowned building industry experts from across the country. With topics ranging from sales and marketing to construction and codes, there is literally something for everyone. Open to all IBS registrants, the Centrals are a hub for lively programs, demonstrations and hands-on workshops—set in an informal, relaxed setting. The Centrals feature some of the industry’s top professionals who are passionate about their area of expertise—so the discussions are always enthusiastic and entertaining! The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) helps its members build communities. Each year, NAHB’s members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States, both single-family and multifamily. Contact Pro Guard Coatings by calling (717) 336-7900 to learn more about our events, products, and services.

Re-coating Metal Roofs with EPDM Super Coat

The physical properties of EPDM SUPER COAT have been optimized for cure rate, adhesion, and tensile strength. The one property which had to be compromised is elongation. At 63% the elongation is adequate for most types of substrates. Special consideration, however, must be given to large metal roofs which can experience considerable expansion movement. The following procedure should be followed to allow for movement on large metal roofs without creating stress failures of the EPDM SUPER COAT.

Step 1 Treatment of slip joints Wire brush joints to remove any accumulated dirt. Apply 3” wide Butyl Adhesive Tape ( In Seam Tape) centered over joint and roll for good adhesion. Leave release film attached. Also, check flashing around penetrations and make repairs as needed using Butyl Tape. Step 2  Pressure wash roof and let dry. Step 3 Remove release film from Butyl Tape. Airless spray apply EPDM SUPERCOAT first in one direction and then going over the same area at 90 degrees. Apply at a minimum spread rate of 47.5 sq. ft/gal. ( not diluted for spray ) for a 20 mil dry film ( see attached chart ) for other dry film and diluted material spread rates. Step 4 Calculating material requirements: Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 3.56.22 PMScreen Shot 2014-10-02 at 3.57.37 PM   Step 5 Controlling Application ( Expanded surface area for most standing seam Metal Roofs is the Length x width x 1.2) Mark roof into areas requiring one pail of SUPERCOAT Example: 39.3 sq.ft. x 6 gal (20% diluted ) = 235 sq. ft. / pail gal 235 = 195 sq. ft. as length x width 1.2 Use a 6 gallon pail ( 5 gal SUPERCOAT plus 1 gal Xylene ) per 195 sq. ft. area ( length x width). This will produce a 20 mil dry film. The spray applicator must communicate with the pump tender frequently in order to monitor his spread rate. Catalyst Control It is very important to be able to verify that the catalyst was incorporated when Handling larger numbers of pails of SUPER COAT. Apply a spray can mark or a piece of tape to every pail that had catalyst added. Catalyst and dilution solvent may be added simultaneously. An accurate record of the quantity of SUPER COAT used on a job together with Batch Numbers is required in order to issue a warranty.