U.S. ICE Detention Center Roof Recover Dustin Brooks
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Detention Center
GBR Roofing & Sealants
80 mil TritoFlex 2K rubber membrane
30 mil TritoCryl 2K acrylic top coat
3,500 square feet
A small Modified Bitumen roof at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention Center in Texas was leaking and in need of a long-term solution that would prevent a disruptive and costly tear-off.
Existing Mod-Bit roofs are easily restored or fully recovered with Triton’s industrial-grade, non-toxic rubber membrane called TritoFlex 2K. Rather than waste the existing durability and ductility of the existing 2-ply Mod-Bit membrane, the U.S. Government was able to still utilize it by adding an 80 dry mil, thick and durable rubber membrane with no seams directly to it. This increased the overall roof membrane thickness to over 320 mils and eliminating the traditional failure points of seams and flashings.
The TritoFlex 2K rubber membrane was spray applied by a veteran-owned Certified Contractor in just one coat. After touch-ups with the TritoFlex 1K Rubber, they sealed the ends of the metal roof panels and exposed fasteners adjacent to this flat roof section with TritoFlex 1K. The new rubber waterproofing membrane covers up to 2″ hail, wind gusts up to 165 mph, and any amount of ponding water. With over 1200% elongation and 600 psi tensile strength, the new membrane will withstand the test of time.
The TritoFlex 2K membrane was then covered with a bright white, reflective topcoat. TritoCryl 2K is a high-quality acrylic with ponding water resistance and serves as a sacrificial, renewable layer. This means the U.S. Government can continue to renew the life of this roof without ever tearing it off or replacing the seamless rubber membrane under the topcoat.
Triton has engineered stronger and safer alternatives to traditional roofing systems for institutional facilities and has become a top choice for roofs throughout all U.S. Federal Government agencies, including ICE.