The Sands of Key Biscayne
Unfortunately, despite the 25 year NDL manufacturers warranty, after only 7 years this roof had failed prematurely. The elastomeric coating that had been applied, to qualify this roof for an extra 5 years NDL warranty, was curling back, creating numerous elephant and pulling the granules from the capsheet with it. Also, both an impedance and a nuclear moisture survey revealed that there was excessive humidity trapped in certain areas of the roofing system. Even though the original roofing manufacturer offered to provide us more elastomeric coating to apply on the roof, because of the amount of ponding, OptaMiss had to discard that as a viable option.
As you can imagine, due to this premature roof failure, the condominium association had not yet had enough time to build up its reserves. We needed to find a way to preserve this roofing asset. Therefore, we specified that all ‘wet’ areas be replaced and that a 20-year SOPREMA silicone roof coating be applied. Upon receipt of the sealed Request for Proposals from pre-approved bidders, the BOD was presented a bid analysis. Finally, once contract was awarded and work began, OptaMiss performed weekly site visits to ensure that the specified products were used and that the application process was being followed.
- PROJECT SCOPE: Roof Coating Restoration, Replacement of Wet Roof Areas
- PROJECT SIZE: 1 building; 30,000 sf
- PROJECT LOCATION: Key Biscayne, FL
- CONTRACT AWARDED TO: Southern Certified Incorporated
- COMPLETION DATE:December 2019
- PROPERTY MANAGER: R. Satow with KW Property Management