Case Studies

Rusty Metal Roof Repair

A photo of a roof in Richmond before the application of Inland Coatings.
A finished roof coated with Inland's SEBS coatings.

Rust Is No Match for Inland Coatings & the City of Richmond, BC

Scope of Project

17,238 sq.ft. metal roof
Severe rusting issues with multiple leaks and pinholes
Penetrations: 3 stacks and 7 vents

Goals for Completion

Full roof restoration utilizing Inland Coatings products and a 10-year system warranty provided.

Project Details

The City of Richmond, British Columbia, had a significant dilemma as a 20-plus year metal building had developed numerous problems, including loose seams/fasteners, leaks, pinholes, and a high degree of rust. One option presented was to do a complete tear-off and disposal, which is disruptive and was going to be out of their budget. As the roof itself was structurally sound, an Inland Coatings sales representative, teamed up with a local contractor and formulated a plan of attack. The result was a 10-Year Warranted System that provided a substantial cost saving (under budget) to the City of Richmond.

With the scope of work provided, Cascade went to work in an easy 4-step process:

Step 1 

Power wash roof and utilize wire brushing, as needed, to bring to tight rust finish. Before proceeding, the roof was free of dirt, debris and completely dry.

Step 2

Prep the surface area including sealing fasteners, addressing horizontal & vertical seams along with penetrations.

  • Fasteners were sealed using RC2200 Seam Compound, Brush Grade.
  • Horizontal seams, penetrations and ridge cap were 3-coursed using RC2200 Seam Compound and RPM-400 Polyester Mesh.
  • Vertical seams were addressed using RC2200 Seam Compound, Spray Grade.

Step 3 

Optimized Series Coating System: Once prep was completed, Inland’s RC2013-M corrosion resistant metal base-coat and RC2014-T Bright White top-coat were applied at 1.25 gallons per 100 square feet, respectively.

Step 4

Clean up with mineral spirits

Benefits of Inland Coatings Roof Coatings

  • No primers needed – no 2-part mixing required

  • 87% solar reflectance – Energy Star-rated

  • 500% elongation

  • 1520 PSI tensile strength

  • Excellent adhesion, durability & corrosion protection

Upon completion, the finished roof was thoroughly inspected by Inland Coatings and approved by upper management from the City of Richmond.

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