When the window of project-friendly weather conditions can close without warning, there’s no time to waste. That’s what prompted a maintenance firm to contact Inland Coatings for a 14,000 sq. ft. roof restoration project on a Canadian military facility. The pre-engineered building was home to a recreation hall and bowling alley, providing an important service for those on the base.

The roof’s factory-painted finish was showing some wear and tear from snow and ice removal, but the biggest area of concern was a 4’ x 6’ through-the-roof air handler. A temporary “cricket” had been fashioned out of foam insulation, OSB and vinyl tarps to divert water, but the facility needed to correct the problem for the long term.

Inland enlisted the aid of a local construction specialist in Newfoundland who knew that Inland Coatings could be used in a wider range of temperatures than most commercial roof coatings. The specialist coordinated all parties to complete the project quickly and smoothly, just before the skies opened up in a downpour.

The temporary air handler “fix” was removed and a permanent solution was installed. In addition, all seams, fasteners and penetrations were addressed with Inland’s RC-2250 Rubber Seam Compound and RPM polyester mesh. Two field coats of Inland’s gray RC-2000 Rubber Roof Coating completed the job.

Inland’s rubber roof coating was dry within hours, creating a water-resistant seal with no concerns about potential wash-off. It was the ideal answer to complete the repairs, despite the cool and windy conditions.