As buildings age and roofing systems start to crumble, spray foam applications continue to receive the nod of approval from contractors and owners when it comes to roof replacement. When the owners of the Martin County Office Plaza realized that their EPDM membrane roof system had succumbed to wear and tear over the years, leaving cracks and wrinkles that lead to leaks, they decided to remodel their building with a new roof. Having used SPF systems in many other buildings they own, the owners decided it was the ideal roofing system for what they wanted: a cost-effective application that provided structural rigidity, specifically for hurricane-wind resistance. Whiting Construction, Inc. was brought on board for the project, which entailed the installation of closed-cell SPF over the damaged EPDM system.
One of the largest buildings in the county, the Martin County Office Plaza is a four-story medical and financial building situated near the Atlantic ocean. Prior to their arrival at the site, the Whiting crew knew off the bat that they would face difficult conditions such as high winds and the overall activity of the building’s daily functions. A crane would be used to move all of the equipment and materials utilized on the application to the roof in order to avoid interfering with the foot traffic.