|Specification:||Master Spec - 07 01 50.61 / SP-S42-18-10 / GacoFlex S42 for Single-Ply|
|Contractor:||OpSec Systems and Coatings|
|Customer:||MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility|
Roof restoration projects can cause interruption to normal business operations, which isn’t an option when dealing with high-security facilities. A silicone roofing system lets an existing roof be recovered without the disruptions that come along with roof replacements. Learn how Gaco helped a high-security youth correctional facility in Oregon with their roof restoration.
The high-security youth correctional facility had an EPDM roof that was over 25 years old. The roofing was highly oxidized but in decent condition. After years of neglect and minimal maintenance, the roofs required heavy debris removal as well as new metal flashing around vents and the perimeter. New base flashing was also installed, where needed.
This project required a heavy commitment to prep work and cleaning to get the roofs ready to coat. The roofs were pressure washed with GacoWash, a concentrated cleaner. SeamSeal and GacoPatch were applied to all seams, pipes, drains, curbs, and scuppers. The SeamSeal was pushed through a Graco 675 DI pump and rolled into the seams and details. Then, the silicone coating (GacoFlex S42) was applied. The final topcoat was sprayed using the 675 DI pump at 5000 PSI with a .629 tip.
Woodburn, and Oregon overall, experiences a lot of rain. The GacoFlex product used is a 100% silicone roof coating solution that creates a durable membrane to protect the roof from severe weather like heavy rains.
Compared to conventional roofing methods, silicone coating allows for a quick completion time. During this project, there was low impact to the day-to-day activities of the correctional facility.
Risks and costs are both factors when dealing with a secure facility. All state projects use prevailing wage scales, and the quick application of Gaco’s silicone roof sealant and coating helped keep the labor hours much lower than conventional roofing methods. All the details and options were looked at to get the owner the desired outcome — from planning, material delivery, work performed, and ending with the warranty (10 years) process.
MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility houses young people ages 12 to 24 who committed crimes before their 18th birthday and were committed to state custody by the courts. All services are handled internally — schooling, trade schools, kitchen, dorms, recreational facilities, etc. Because of the high-security nature of the facility, extra precautions were taken, including background checks and sign-ins.
The contractor, architects, and clients were very pleased with the silicone coating process outlined by Gaco. The contractor has already committed several thousand square feet for Gaco roof coatings.
From churches to high-security facilities, Gaco has been able to help a wide variety of customers with their roof restoration projects. To learn more about our roof solutions and find the right fit for your needs, please contact your local Area Manager.