Case Study: Mid Central Contract Services

Roof History

In the fall of 2016, Volatile Free, Inc. (VFI) Representative, Adam Scheafbauer, was contacted by Mid Central Contract Services, to inspect the existing 57,000 square feet granulated modified bitumen roof after hearing reports of hail damage. A thorough visual inspection quickly confirmed the hail damage. Adam Scheafbauer immediately started working with Stan Hudson, of Mid Central Contract Services, and Stan Williams, a professional roofing and insurance expert, to determine the best way to address the situations and determine a plan of action to prevent further damage to the system from moisture intrusion.

SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE on Metal Roof
Spraying SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE on Metal Roof

 

The Solution

Discussions were held with the owner and the insurance company, and the team presented a proposal that eliminated the need for costly tear-off and replacement that could disrupt their day to day operations. There was concern about initial moisture intrusion into the existing system as a result of the hail damage. To mitigate this concern, a company specializing in proprietary engineering systems came to the rescue. It’s special one way vents were sealed in place around the perimeter of the roof, to vent/dry out any moisture present in the damaged membrane. Once the vents were installed, the cleaning and prep process began. The new roof system was installed according to the specific design established for each of the ten roof areas in order to meet the qualifications and specifications of VFI’s warranty. Adjacent buildings at the facility were also inspected. As a result, another 64,000 square feet of metal deck was prepped, primed and coated with SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE by Mid Central Contract Services. At the request of the owner, 23,000 square feet of uninsulated metal roof first received the VFI-727 Polyurethane Spray Foam to eliminate condensation in that particular structure. To protect the spray foam insulation, from future hail damage, 24 mils of VFI’s high impact resistant polyurea was installed and then top coated with the SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE for UV protection. In all, upon completion, nearly 150,000 square feet of roofing is watertight and currently under warranty with the SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE system.

Finished SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE over Metal Roof
Finished SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE over Metal Roof

Case Study: The Ultimate Roof Coating System with Washington Roofing & Insulation!

Washington Roofing & Insulation, Inc. use VFI Silicone and Spray Foam

Roof History
Over the last 30 years, Cottey College has worked with Washington Roofing & Insulation on several roofing projects across campus. For this project, they were looking to repair the roof over the college’s gym and pool area.

The roof was originally completed with a spray polyurethane foam and silicone top coat. The roof had become worn over time and the customer was looking at restoration options. They also wanted to incorporate large solar panels. Washington knew it would be important to use a quality spray polyurethane foam and silicone system to make the roof as smooth as possible.

Mod/bit roof before Foam and Coating

Washington Roofing specializes in spray polyurethane foam and elastomeric coating applications and have completed millions of square feet of roofing and waterproofing projects in their 30 plus years of experience.

The Solution
Washington Roofing & Insulation has had a strong relationship with VFI representative, Adam Scheafbauer for years. They chose to use VFI-727 Polyurethane Spray Foam and SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE due to the longevity of these products.

Installation Details
The process included removing about 1-1.5 inches of old foam and replacing it with VFI-727 Polyurethane Spray Foam.

1. Power wash roof area
2. Scarify roof area
3. Apply 2.5 gallons per 100 square feet of SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE coating
4. Apply .5 gallons per 100 square feet of SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE with broadcasted granules

VFI-727 Polyurethane Spray Foam

 

SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE over VFI-727 Spray Foam

VFI and the Cool Roof Rating Council

Did you know that Volatile Free, Inc. is a member of the Cool Roof Rating Council?

Currently, VFI has three products that qualify for the CRRC rating. These include:

  • SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE
  • SEALGUARD VFI-991 SILICONE
  • VFI-605 Acrylic Top Coat

How to qualify
VFI had the solar reflectance and thermal resistance tested to qualify each product. These are rated on a scale from 0 to 1, where 1 is the most reflective or emissive. The CRRC measures these two properties for roofing products, both for the product’s initial values and after three years of outdoor exposure. See image below:

SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE

 

 SEALGUARD VFI-991 SILICONE

Cool Roof benefits for Building Owners

A cool roof will reduce overall utility costs. Your building will remain much cooler thus decreases your use of air conditioning during the hot summer months. The incorporation of VFI’s cool roof coatings will reduce maintenance costs and extend the overall roof life. The average energy savings range from 7-15% of total cooling costs.

The diagram above shows the sun hitting a cool roof substrate. The roof will absorb some of the heat, but solar reflectance and thermal emittance will come into play projecting the heat out.

VFI’s cool roof coatings can be applied on Metal, Mod Bit/BUR, Single-ply and over our VFI-727 Roofing Foam.

Contact VFI today for more information! You could avoid a costly roof tear off and simply re-coat with our Silicone or Acrylic Roof Coatings.

Check out The Cool Roof Rating Council web site for more information: Cool Roofs

 

 

New Product Alert: Damp proofing/Waterproofing

Volatile Free, Inc. offers damp proofing/waterproofing coatings to protect your building
Brookfield, WI (April, 2017) – The leadership at Volatile Free, Inc. (VFI) has added three new coatings to a diverse product line. The new products include: VFI-608 Below Grade Waterproofing System, VFI-690 Waterproofing Primer and VFI-695 Clear Wall Sealant/Water-repellent.

VFI-608 is designed for waterproofing below grade masonry surfaces such as foundation, basement and retaining walls. VFI-690 is designed to seal pores in all types of masonry walls prior to top coating with an exterior acrylic paint of the owner’s choice. VFI-695 is intended for use on bare brick and stone walls and provides a durable, clear protective barrier against water and dirt.

“The addition of this product line allows us to offer our customer’s more waterproofing solutions,” says VFI President, Nancy Hochmuth

Volatile Free, Inc. has been in business for over 20 years, manufacturing high performance polymers. Since 1995, VFI has successfully manufactured polyurethane spray foam, silicone, acrylic, urethane and related products. Utilizing advanced techniques in chemistry and technology along with steady company growth, demonstrates Volatile Free Inc.’s commitment to provide quality products and services. VFI’s success is due to the strong relationships they have built while maintaining and improving their products.

To learn more about VFI’s new and certified products visit at www.volatilefree.com. To place an order call (800)307-9218. Visit Volatile Free, Inc. at the 2017 Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo!

 

New Product Alert: Introducing the new VFI-Deck Coating System

Volatile Free, Inc. has launched the new VFI-Deck Coating System. It features a five-layer system designed to protect various types of concrete structures. VFI-Deck Coating System provides superior waterproofing protection while maintaining maximum slip resistance to the substrate.

The types of concrete structures include; balconies, patios, ramps, elevated walkways and previously coated deck systems.

The system includes:

  1. VFI-1007 Polyurethane Primer
  2. VFI-#11 Water Based Epoxy Primer
  3. VFI-3400 Aromatic Polyurethane Deck Basecoat
  4. VFI-Walnut Shell Granules
  5. VFI-3500 Aliphatic Deck Coating

VFI-Deck Coating System Advantage include:

  1. Easy Application with brush or roller
  2. Excellent Adhesion to VFI selected primers
  3. Excellent UV and environmental resistance
  4. Superior waterproofing
  5. Superior flexibility and durability
  6. Manufactured by VFI
  7. Limited warranty available

Contact us today to learn more about the VFI-Deck Coating System!

Case Study: SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE over a Single-ply and Mod Bit Roof.

Henryetta High School and Middle School were in desperate need of roof repair. The current roof on both facilities was getting to the end of its life expectancy, was out of warranty and started to have some leaks. A local architect had concluded that both roofs needed a complete tear off.

Coontz Roofing, Inc. along with Adam Scheafbauer from VFI, offered a better more cost-effective solution. 

Henryetta High School included 60,000 square feet of a mod bit substrate and Henryetta Middle School included 40,000 square feet of single-ply TPO substrate. Both substrates required a four-step process; clean, prime, repair and coat. First, clean the roof with VFI- 1009 Cleaning Concentrate. Second, prime the roof with VFI-#11 Water Based Epoxy Primer. Third, repair the roof with VFI-993 Flashing Grade Silicone. Finally, coat with SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE.

The SEALGUARD VFI-990 SILICONE is a cool roof coating and is UL, Energy Star, Miami Dade and T24 certified. SEALGUARD VFI-990 is also a single component, high solid roof coating. It forms an elastomeric, waterproof, white membrane that protects your roof from water damage and UV deterioration. VFI-#11 Water Based Epoxy Primer is a two component, water based, epoxy primer, which provides excellent adhesion and high strength to concrete, mod bit/BUR, metal and single-ply surfaces. It can also be used to fill small pits and holes to create a level surface and promote even flow of roof coatings.

VFI has specialized in products that protect your roof and insulate your home or building for over 20 years. Currently, VFI manufactures a variety of protective roof coatings including; Silicone and Acrylic Coatings. VFI also manufactures roofing spray foam and open cell and closed cell spray foam for commercial and residential properties. In addition, VFI offers top of the line epoxy primers that are compatible to all VFI roof coatings and substrates.