In 2008, a major food and beverage distribution center in
Allentown, Pa., began negotiations with Sika Sarnafil, Canton,
Mass., to re-cover the center's 17-year-old, 1.1
million-square-foot PVC roof system with a new Sika Sarnafil PVC
membrane. Sika Sarnafil asked one of its Elite Applicators, Nations
Roof LLC, Yonkers, N.Y., to install the new membrane.
"We learned about the project from our Sika Sarnafil regional
manager," says Michael Johannes, Nations Roof's president. "We were
asked to install a new Sika Sarnafil membrane over the existing
roof and reflash 850 skylights.
"The building owner proactively budgeted for the project in
advance," Johannes continues. "A lot of building owners wait until
the end of a roof system's life—when the roof is already
saturated—to perform repairs. Before the roof became a repair
mess, its owner decided to have reroofing work performed so the
roof system wouldn't have to be completely torn off."
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