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South Carolina Manufacturing Plant's Aging Roof Restored

Astec Manufacturing Plant Roof Restored
March 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

By Astec.  

45-year-old buildings are revived by ASTEC® Re-Ply™ fluid-applied roofing solutions. 

Astec® provides top-of-the-line fluid-applied membrane systems for the sustainable restoration of roofs, walls, tanks, piping, ductwork and other industrial surfaces. Astec is a leading provider of elastomeric products and component systems that create waterproof and weathertight barriers, solar reflectivity and reduced UV light degradation. 

An engineering fabricator in South Carolina called on Astec to find a fluid-applied roofing solution for their aged facilities, which were constructed in 1976. These metal buildings are capped with heavy corrugated steel roofs and are 225,000 square feet (20.9 square meters). 

Problems 

  • Multiple; persistent leaks. All the roofing on this site is subjected to high humidity, wind and intense sun. Over time, thermal shock and wind lift had caused fasteners to loosen and seams to separate. Leaks continuously appeared anywhere, and anytime. Water got on projects, and flooded floor spaces reduced the production area. 

  • Failing gutters. The main roof has four 376-foot internal gutters that were 18 inches deep and 36 inches wide. The EPDM gutter lining had been damaged by direct UV deterioration and high winds, contributing to the leaks and production interruptions. 

  • High roof replacement costs. The main building on this site is 227 feet tall. Accessing the roof is a 20-minute ride and climb. Estimates for tear-off, disposal and replacement with any traditional roofing material were prohibitive. The ability to pump fluid-applied roofing up the outside of the building made ASTEC® Re-Ply™ a perfect solution. 

Solution 

As work progressed on the main building, the advantages of a seamless, watertight membrane over the strong metal substrate became very evident. Old leaks stopped and no new leaks were starting. The interior spaces were cooler and drier. The company added the five other buildings on this site for upgrading to ASTEC® Re-Ply™ roofing. 

Advantages of ASTEC Re-Ply roofing: 

  • Avoids roof replacement for many types of failing roofs. 

  • Restores and extends the life of original substrates. 

  • Saves costs of reconstruction, disposal and disruptions. 

  • Cures to a seamless, wind and weather-tight barrier. 

  • Stays pliable and weather-tight in all climates. 

  • Greatly reduces risk of thermal shock damage. 

  • Withstands sea mist and airborne corrosives. 

  • Reflects away heat and harmful U/V radiation. 

  • Saves temperature control and cooling costs. 

  • Water-based and environment-friendly systems. 

  • Sustained by 10- or 15-Year ASTEC® Renewable™ Warranties 

Learn more about Astec in their RoofersCoffeeShop® Directory or visit www.icc-astec.com.   



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