Providing Calm Before the Storm

Providing Calm Before the Storm

Minneapolis knows all about severe weather. So when it was time to restore the 330,000 sq. ft. 20-year-old metal roof on the Northwest Airlines 747 maintenance hangar at Minneapolis International Airport, they chose the protection of Inland Coatings RC-2000 & RC-2250 products. In the spring of 1998 the Twin Cities were pummeled by a severe hailstorm, resulting in the largest single automobile insurance claim event in the area’s history.

Just months later, the Twin Cities area was pummeled with a storm so severe that it resulted in the largest single automobile insurance claim event in the area’s history. Modified bitumen and even EPDM roofs were significantly damaged, and numerous buildings lost windows and skylights. While other airlines suffered losses, the Northwest building coated with Inland products had no damage whatsoever. As one architect later commented, “I believe they’re so tough, the hail just bounced off.”

2018-08-01T14:33:55+00:00