FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 30, 2013
Contact: SureCoat Systems, 877/823-7873, email@example.com
Research and Development Building in San Diego, California, uses The SureCoat Roof Restoration System to repair major roof damage caused by 8,000 lb. roof mount air handler.
San Diego, CA – This 60,000 sq. ft. roof is located close to the coast and has constant moisture on the protective drain pan under its roof mount HVAC and air handler units. This constant moisture caused the pans to rust through. When the leaks became obvious to the tenant, they simply put a plastic tarp on the warehouse floor beneath the leaks to protect their merchandise, but they failed to repair the roof and flashings causing the leaks. This led to costly structural damage to the roof substrate.
At this property, the tenant was responsible for roof maintenance and repairs of the building that they occupied. This is an example of the damage that can be caused by poor roof maintenance. In this case, the poor maintenance led to a dangerous situation. One particular air handler was 8,000 lbs. mounted on a wood-framed equipment curb. The leaks were obvious and coming through the building for a long time before attention was given to the roof to determine the cause of water intrusion.
The metal drain pans under the air handler unit had completely rusted through and this allowed the moisture to drain directly into the support curbs. The moisture then saturated into the plywood roof deck and caused further substrate damage. The roof and plywood deck was rotten and completely deteriorated under the rusted out drain pan. This damage was not known until the unit and pan were removed. By the time this 8,000 lb. air handler was disconnected and craned off, it was nearly falling through the roof.
A local SureCoat Systems’ Approved Contractor was hired to perform the roof repairs using The SureCoat Roof System. The customer chose The SureCoat Roof System over other roof coating systems because it creates a waterproof, monolithic seal that is UV stable and renewable. The cross-linked resins of the elastomeric coating allow for adhesion to all types of metal including galvanized, bonderized, mild steel and aluminum in most cases without a primer. Read More