Roof Consultant: Benchmark Roof and Pavement Consultants Contractor: D&D Roofing and Sheet Metal Sparks, Nevada Job location: Reno, Nevada Original roof assembly: TPO Duration: 4 weeks Products Used: Western Colloid #298, #720, #800, Polyester Fabric. Specification SM-2p XE Objective – Provide the convention center with a cool, sustainable, watertight, FM approved roof. The Reno-Sparks Convention […]
Western Colloid is “Almost Famous” from supplying roof products to this working studio. Western Colloid has been working with Best Contracting from Los Angeles, California for the past few years as we restore the roofs on Warner Brothers working soundstages. At any time, each building, has a TV show or movie being filmed so the […]
We have quite a collection of Iconic projects in our library. The beautiful thing about Western Colloid products is its Versatility and Adaptability. This allows us to provide good quality product over a variety of substrates, with uncommon elevations, along with allowing the contractor to adapt to the many installation challenges. We have been trusted […]
The thrill, the danger, the view! Re-roofing a high rise takes a particular set of skills. Getting the contractors their roofing products takes another. Whether it’s the painstaking work of bucket by bucket up a freight elevator or coordinating with a crane in the middle of the night Western Colloid, with their 50-year history, has […]
This project is a terrific example of adaptability. This area known as Vista Village is home to shops, restaurants, and businesses and it consists of many buildings, each with different roof substrates. It is also open 365 days a year so roofing and shopping had to happen simultaneously. Although the work was scheduled for 3 […]
Original roof assembly: Aluminum Clad Modified SBS Roof System Duration: 3 weeks This Arizona library had an uncommon dilemma with its new roof project, an uncommon roof substrate. It had an aluminum clad modified SBS membrane that had past its prime. The contractor, Star Roofing’s, objective was to install a roof system that did not […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
Ikea installs Western Colloid’s “Cool Roof” system to protect it’s contents and save on energy bills.
An existing gravel roof was recovered with a Western Colloid “Cool Roof” system.
The extensive amount of equipment on this project made Western Colloid a practical solution for this re-roof.
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.
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