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GacoFlex S20 Silicone Over Built-Up Roof Restoration – Ferguson Distribution (NV)

Case History GacoFlex S20 Built Up Restored Ferguson Distribution NV Photo1


EJM Development,the property manager and owner of the building leased to Ferguson Distribution, knew the company’s built-up roof was in dire need of repair – it had extensive wear through years of exposure in the extreme Las Vegas climate. Considering all their options, EJM contacted Owen Davis of DBE Consulting for a recommendation.

Owen took core samples of the roof and, based on his expert analysis, thought the only course of action would be to tear off and replace the existing roof. However, Owen had seen numerous roofs successfully restored with the use of GacoFlex S20 Silicone Roof Coatings and contacted Gaco Western to discuss possible alternatives.


Gaco Western’s Technical Services team worked with DBE Consulting to write a specification for recoating the roof with a warrantied coating system using GacoFlex S2000 White Solvent-Free 100% Silicone Roof Coating. EJM was happy to know that GacoFlex S2000 is FM approved, features a highly reflective, glossy finish that can reduce cooling costs, and that it will endure permanent ponding water without softening. The project was put out to bid, and successfully completed in February of 2012.

By recoating the roof as opposed to a tear-off and replacement, EJM Development was able to save approximately $50,000. The end result, in addition to the substantial financial savings, was a roof that is “as good as new” and backed up with a no-leak 10 year warranty.

Unique Characteristics:

While the roof consultant on this project initially thought the only solution was to tear off and replace the roof, he sought out an alternative – resulting in substantial money savings for his customer, the owner of the building. The GacoFlex S20 Roof Coating System provided substantial financial savings, faster installation, a better performing and longer lasting system than a new built up roof, AND it was better for the environment due to the fact the old roof was not removed and dumped into the local Las Vegas landfill!


Location: Las Vegas, NV
Specification: RC-MB-36-GF20 (GacoFlex S20 Silicone)
Product Type: Built-Up Roof Restoration
Contractor: Owen Davis, DBEC
Problem Solved: Roof Consultant initially recommended the existing roof be torn off and replaced.
Customer: EJM Development, Property Manager/Building Owner