The Marina Pointe Condominiums are located in Satellite Beach, Florida, and were dealing with a serious issue. The condominium's modified bitumen roof had not been sloped correctly, and water was ponding on the roof, which was causing it to deteriorate and begin to leak. Eventually, the leaks would grow and cause damage to the interior of the units if steps weren't taken to address this issue.
The solution as presented by Unicoat was to replace the old roof with a spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing system. The SPF roofing system allowed for the drainage issues to be fixed at a fraction of the cost of other roofing systems. The SPF allowed for tapering the system toward the drains, which helped to prevent water from ponding. In addition, the SPF roof system is lightweight, blocks and reflects UV rays, and provides a good R-value (the measure of a material's resistance to heat flow). The higher the R-Value, the better the material insulates.
The roof was torn all the way down to the concrete deck as it had become completely saturated from the leaks. Due to the location of the drains and the lack of slope with the concrete, some areas required as much as six inches of spray foam to make sure water wouldn’t pond on the new roofing system. After this, the entire roof was coated with Henry Pro-Grade 988 White Silicone roof coating, which provided a second water resistant barrier.
All OSHA regulations were followed to ensure crew safety and t allow the job to be completed smoothly. All crew members had the appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) for SPF, such as respirators and protective clothing with eye protection.
High-visibility, yellow-granulated walkways were also installed in order to promote traction for future service providers, such as an HVAC company that has access to the roof for work-related repairs.
Today, the residents at the Marina Pointe Condominiums can rest easy knowing that their residences will be protected well into the future.