Hands-On with Roof Coatings

The CopelandBEC team traveled to Chelmsford today for a hands-on roof coating workshop with our friends at Atlantic Restoration and Neogard. Atlantic graciously hosted at their facility and provided some great mock-up boards to try out the Neogard materials on.

Roof coatings are not the answer on every project but do offer some significant benefits where applicable:

  • significantly reduced up-front cost compared to complete re-roof
  • reduced risk of leakage during construction
  • less owner/occupant disruption
  • reduced waste to landfill
  • attention to detail is built into the process, focusing the work where leaks are most likely to occur
  • fewer crane picks required to get materials to the roof
CopelandBEC, Neogard, and Atlantic Restoration participating in a roof coatings workshop.

Roof coatings may be an option in lieu of full replacement when the existing roof meets certain criteria, including:

  • good slope to drain
  • sufficient attachment to the structure
  • less than ~25% wet materials

…among others. Let us know if you’d like to discuss a roof coating or roof replacement project at your property… and please subscribe to the blog for more updates right in your inbox. No spam, unsubscribe anytime.

Historic Restoration in Holyoke

Copeland Building Envelope Consulting is working with Dietz & Company Architects on a gut renovation project at the former Essex Apartments in downtown Holyoke, MA. The project will restore this historic property into affordable housing units. Building enclosure repairs include masonry restoration, window replacement, and roofing replacement.

Built in 1888 in the Queen Anne style, the building features brick masonry, sandstone, slate, and terra cotta accents. We are providing complete building envelope repair design services including drawings and specifications.

How to Make Vinyl Siding Look Good

Let’s face it: vinyl siding often looks bad. At its worst, vinyl siding can appear cheap and impermanent. Because of this, it has developed a bad reputation with a lot of people, and they reflexively try to avoid it.

But vinyl siding has many benefits. It is relatively inexpensive to install, easy to maintain and easy to repair. It’s durable and comes in a wide variety of colors.

Vinyl siding is definitely not appropriate for all cladding applications. But for many homeowners, condominium trustees, and facilities managers vinyl siding can fill a need for a high-value, long-lasting easy-to-maintain wall cladding material.

If vinyl siding makes sense for your project in every way except for how it looks, then this post is for you. Over the course of several successful projects I’ve learned how to make vinyl siding look good. Now I’m going to share those tips and tricks with you.

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