Based in Mission Viejo, California, C.I. Services, Inc. is one of the top commercial/industrial roofing companies in the state. Since its beginnings in 1992, the company has built a solid rapport in the industry for quality commercial roofing installation, maintenance, and repair. In recent years, C.I. Services has also emerged as a leading company for solar roof solutions, galvanizing their status as the go-to surface support company in the region.
Recently, a medical supply firm called ICU Medical contracted C.I. Services for an 80,000-square-foot roof restoration project for one of their warehousing and distribution centers in Santa Fe Springs, CA.
Project Needs and Challenges
According to C.I. Services General Manager Marcus Clinco, the roof system at ICU Medical was in notably bad shape when they made their first evaluation.
“The warehouse is climate controlled, and many of the supplies they carry are sensitive to temperature and moisture,” says Clinco. “They had been dealing with leak issues with the roof for a couple of years and were looking for a cost-effective long-term solution for dealing with the roof.”
Another challenge for this specific project was that the total roof surface was not uniform but consisted of two different types of roofing, both showing significant signs of wear.
“The existing roofing was a combination of older single-ply membrane on about three-fourths of the roof and a cap sheet built-up roof on about one-fourth of the roof,” says Clinco. “The single-ply was definitely worn, and there were many areas on the roof where the polyester scrim in the membrane was starting to show and become exposed.”
When viewing the roof and noting its makeup, CIS project managers quickly ascertained that Polyglass roofing products were the best solution for the project.
Polyglass Silicone Elastomeric Roof Coatings
To deal with these specific challenges, the team at C.I. Services needed a silicone-based elastomeric roof coating that could easily cover and seal both roof types.
“Based on [the roof] conditions, we immediately thought of a 20-year silicone application to restore the roof to serviceable condition,” Clinco says. “Since the roof was only one layer, and the single-ply membrane was still in good enough shape to provide the base for a coating application, we made the recommendation for the Polyglass Polybrite silicone system.”
The team chose a two-part application for the roof at ICU Medical. They began with an application of Polybrite 98 Primer, a water-based primer and bleed blocker designed to enhance consistent silicone adhesion on a variety of different substrate types. For the top layer, they applied Polybrite 90.1 Silicone Coating, a premium liquid applied coating that cures to a highly durable and flexible membrane. Polybrite 90.1 is also rated for its UV resistance and “cool roof” properties, an important feature for helping the warehouse maintain optimum interior temperatures.
Noted contractors like C.I. Services choose Polyglass roofing products, not only for quality and reliability, but also because of our unmatched technical support and one of the strongest warranties in the industry. Polyglass offers roofing systems and products that easily address a wide range of commercial roofing challenges.
Contact us today for more information on how Polyglass products can serve your roofing needs.