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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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