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Gaco Western's Roofing Coatings with RoofFoam SPF to Efficiently Guard Against Hurricanes

Published on 2011-08-16. Author : SpecialChem

SEATTLE, Washington -- Gaco Western, one of the leaders in innovative coatings and the industries first solvent free silicone coating, announced that its roofing system consisting of RoofFoam spray polyurethane foam and roof coatings meets the needs of building owners and contractors facing the dangers posed by the hurricane season. The company's spray foam carries the Miami-Dade county Notice of Acceptance, certifying that the foam will protect the roof at design wind speeds up to 150 miles per hour when applied over concrete, steel, or a smooth-surface BUR roof deck.

"Ever since hurricane Andrew Miami-Dade building officials have been asking manufacturers to step up to the challenges of hurricanes," says Chuck Skalski, Vice President, GacoFlex Coatings. "Our products have met and exceeded the building code requirements that can protect people from the danger posed by the high winds in a hurricane."

Gaco Western RoofFoam will not blow off a substrate during a category 5 hurricane. The tests were conducted using the requirements set out in Miami-Dade building codes, with the performance test specification TAS 110. These test results are valid for a properly installed and maintained roof. The roof foam forms a monolithic seal over the roof deck, making it impossible for wind to lift the foam off the roof deck.

On August 4 NOAA issued its updated 2011 Atlantic hurricane season outlook today raising the number of expected named storms from its pre-season outlook issued in May. Forecasters also increased their confidence that 2011 will be an active Atlantic hurricane season. Despite the storm threats, building owners with Gaco Western roofs can be confident of the integrity of their roofs in a storm.

About Gaco Western

Family-owned and operated for more than 55 years, Gaco Western develops and manufactures the most technologically advanced, proprietary elastomeric coatings and polyurethane spray foam for the construction and waterproofing industries. Using technical innovation to meet the needs of its customers, the Gaco family of brands offers best-of-class solutions for a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential applications. These applications include specialty coatings for roof, pedestrian, and traffic decking; and spray polyurethane insulation for commercial, industrial and residential applications. Core products include: GacoWallFoam insulation, GacoDeck, GacoShield, and GacoRoof coatings for residential applications; GacoRoofFoam, GacoFlex LM-60, GacoFlex S-20, GacoPedestrianDeck and GacoAutoDeck for commercial applications.

Source: Gaco Western

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