PROJECT PROFILE – Denver High Rise

This 10-story building, originally built in 1962, was being transformed to artist lofts, apartments, and roof top lounge. With its multiple substrates, multiple roof elevations, and multiple change orders, this job was a real challenge and a complete work in process, literally. It was necessary to create different roof system specifications for different areas of […]

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PROJECT PROFILE – Cornerstone Baptist Church

This Texas church had a big problem.  It had a failing metal roof with a custom color, an insurance claim with time constraints, and it was in the middle of covid. The costly process of replacing the panels was not possible due to the covid supply chain issues.  But the most important challenge to overcome […]

PROJECT PROFILE – Cypress Office Building

Original Substrate: BUR with Gravel As time marches on for our 50-year-old company, Western Colloid is now involved in roof ‘reconditioning’ projects more and more.  A great example is our featured project below. In 2009 Bligh Pacific Roofing in Southern California was tasked with reroofing a gravel roof on a 2-story office building. There was […]

PROJECT PROFILE – Phillips Building

Original Substrate – Two layers BUR Every once in a while, you want to feature a project just because it’s so pretty.  We are assuming that by reading this project profile that you are a roofing professional that wants to be inspired by challenges and solutions.  Sometimes it’s nice just to celebrate good work for […]


Original roof assembly: BUR Cap sheet, SPF with unknown coating. Project Challenges This historic building was originally built in the 1920s with multiple additions to it throughout the years, each with different elevations and roof compositions.  There was as much as 30 foot difference in height with old brick wall construction in between the flat, […]

PROJECT PROFILE – Crumley Residence

PROJECT PROFILE The Crumley Residence was built in the mid-century modern style in 1951.  It was designed by the prestigious Corpus Christi architectural firm Wisznia. The design of the home is so unique it’s treated as an iconic and historic home for the area. The roof area is over 100 squares on a single-story residence. […]

PROJECT PROFILE – Alhambra Police Department

Original Assembly: Rock/Gravel Roof over BUR This Southern California Police station came with its own set of challenges. This project was a Western Colloid specified roof using our GR-2P-24-XE Specification, but the most challenging aspect was the bidding process in the middle of the covid restrictions.  Our Training and Technical Consultant, Tim Ford, conducted the […]

PROJECT PROFILE – Mission Tortilla

When the warranty was about to expire on this 10-year-old Western Colloid roof restoration the next steps were clear, let’s give it another 10 years.  In fact, the roof was able to quality for an additional 15-year warranty.  Why?  This building owner did everything right in performing regular roof maintenance and planning for this expenditure. […]

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PROJECT PROFILE – Citrus College Hospital

Original roof assembly: Built-Up Roofing Duration of job:  6 Weeks Project Challenges Bob, the Facility Manager at Citrus College Hospital, needed a clean and unobtrusive roof option that would meet the warranty needs of the organization but not disrupt the daily operations of the hospital or disturb the patients.  He reached out to Sam Dennis, […]

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Medina Avenue Warehouse Metal Roof

Job Location:  Tucson, Arizona Original Roof Assembly:  Metal Roof Deck Duration:  60 Days Products Used:  #720 ElastaHyde Acrylic Elastomeric Reflective Coating, #800 Elastic Cement Project Challenges: This Tucson Warehouse had a one year old roof that was failing. The roof was a reinforced acrylic coating over a metal roof. The application was poor but, more […]

Totes being delivered

High Rise Office Building – Irvine, California

Duration:  5 Weeks   CHALLENGES Every aspect of this project was challenging except the choice of Western Colloid’s FARR System. The first challenge was deciding on the best course of action to get the materials on the roof.  Generally for a single to three-story building pumping the coatings on the roof is ideal. On taller […]

Grace United Methodist Church, Salem llinois

Grace United Methodist Church, Salem llinois

Contractor:  Jewett Roofing of Greenville, Illinois Original Roof Assembly:  BUR Size:  300 Square Feet Project Challenges: When it came time to re-roof this historic church bell tower and steeple there were many obstacles to overcome. The 5 main challenges were: Working with such a small area Roofing an area that was nearly impossible to flash […]

Staples Center

Staples Center – Color and Roof Restoration

The Staples Center was originally built in 1999 with a single ply membrane. Based on the height and locations of a large freeway interchange the roof of the arena is visible to millions of travelers a year. The roof of the Staples Center has become an important part of its’ signage and has created a […]

Re-roofing Solar Panels

California Department Store Solar Retrofit

Western Colloid provided the roofing system for eighteen department stores. Each building had over 50% of the roof area covered with a new solar system on them but the majority of the buildings’ substrate was old worn TPO with a few EPDM roofs.  Another challenge was some buildings were in areas with dew and water […]

Completed project with solar installation

Temple Beth El

Roofing Contractor: Commercial Roof Management Solar Contractor: RA Power and Light Objective: The goal was to install a roof system that can handle the installation and maintenance traffic of a solar system installed on top of it.  The roof system used needs to last the term life of the solar system installed. Challenges: The obvious […]

Frito Lay Corporate Headquarters

Frito-Lay Corporate Headquarters

Original roof assembly: concrete deck, 2-1/2 inches rigid insulation, coal-tar and gravel, and BUR and gravel roof assemblies. Existing roof assembly approximately 32 years in age. Experiencing base flashing problems and splitting of the field membrane causing water infiltration into the corporate headquarters building which houses 3,800 employees. Originally, Frito-Lay wanted to completely remove the […]

Pacific Dental Service Building

Pacific Dental Service Building

Pacific Dental Services Building Contractor: Commercial Roof Management Job location: Irvine, California Original roof assembly: EPDM, age unknown. The roof surface was pin holing throughout and had over 100 roof leaks in 124,000 square feet, (1,240 squares). Selection of Western Colloid: Originally the building owners thought that their only option was to tear off the […]

TPO Roofs for Boeing


Over 1 million sq. ft. roof receives Western Colloid’s “Cool Roof” system. The unique bulk delivery service and the systems application efficiency made this roof a natural for Western Colloid’s “Fluid Applied Reinforced Roofing” system.

Western Colloid’s ‘Cool Roof’ System on Ikea


Ikea installs Western Colloid’s “Cool Roof” system to protect it’s contents and save on energy bills.

Dionex - Northern California


Broadcast Luxury Apartments

An existing gravel roof was recovered with a Western Colloid “Cool Roof” system.

Hanover - Northern California


The extensive amount of equipment on this project made Western Colloid a practical solution for this re-roof.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin

  A 100,000 sq/ft job for one of the top aerospace firms in the world. One of dozens of buildings at Lockheed using Western Colloid systems.

Working With Tenants During Roof Tear-Offs

Western Colloid Customers Through The Years

The Irvine Company CB Richard Ellis Watson Land Company Arden Realty Prologis Wells Fargo Bank City National Bank Bank Of America Cox Communications Seagate Manufacturing Facility Vons Markets Ralph’s Markets / Food For Less Paramount Studios Home Depot Vista Paints Fleishmann Planetarium Westfield Shopping Centers Randall Farms Trammell Crow Properties The State of Hawaii County […]