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Case Studies

Fixing Office Roof Leak in South Florida with GacoRoofFoam and GacoFlex Silicone Coating

Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Specification: Master Spec - 07 57 00 / SI-22-GF20 / GacoFlex S20 Over Polyurethane Foam 22 Mil
Contractor: Rodemeyer Roofing

Nobody likes a leaky roof, especially when it gets in the way of business operations. Learn how Gaco was able to help a plumbing company in Boynton Beach, Florida, fix their leaking roof with a roof foam and solvent-free silicone coating system.


What roofing issue did Gaco help solve? 

The main roof was a 3:12 metal roof with leaks throughout the warehouse.  The main issue throughout the building, however, was over the offices. This roof was a lower slope, 1:12 trapezoidal metal panel roof. With the harsh South Florida rain, the water would back up under the metal crimp and leak into the office space.


Which Gaco roofing solution was used?

The Gaco Area Manager along with the local Gaco Licensed Applicator, Rodemeyer Roofing, worked together to develop the scope of work for the repairs. They decided GacoRoofFoam insulation and a GacoFlex silicone coating would work best. They also determined that GacoFlex S20, one of our solvent-free silicone roof coatings, would be sufficient for the main warehouse’s steep slope roof section, but would specify the foam at a 1.5” thickness in two passes prior to the coating on the office space.


What made GacoRoofFoam especially suitable for South Florida? 

South Florida sees a lot of rain. Using GacoRoofFoam and GacoFlex silicone as a waterproofing top-coat ensured that all gaps, cracks, and crevices would be supported and covered to prevent leaks. Rodemeyer Roofing also used additional GacoRoofFoam for supplemental waterproofing over the offices. GacoRoofFoam provides a wide range of benefits including:

  • Time and resource saver: Can be applied during normal operating hours over an existing, well-maintained roof and eliminate the need for a costly and disruptive tear-off.  No tear-off also means labor and landfill savings.
  • Energy efficiency: Delivers a high R-Value to improve building energy efficiency and reduce annual energy costs.
  • Lightweight: Places less stress on a structure compared to other building materials.
  • Durable: When properly installed and maintained, a spray-in-place foam is a sustainable roofing system requiring minimal maintenance and only periodic reapplication of GacoFlex coatings. 


What made GacoRoofFoam especially suitable for this specific type of building?

Creating a monolithic roof system over the offices was essential to daily operations. The damage the water was causing in the office space was costing a lot of money to repair, not to mention disruption of daily operations.

The building is not only dry with zero leaks reported, but the company is enjoying the added R-Value of the foam,  reflectivity of the silicone coating, along with UV protection from harsh Florida rays.

How can your business benefit from Gaco solutions?

Gaco is proud to offer a wide range of roofing products, including systems for leaks, hail damage repair, garden roofs, and more. Contact your local Area Manager to learn more about our products and find the perfect solution for your business.

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