EPDM Roof Recovered – U.S. Naval Air Station Dustin Brooks
Naval Air Station NEX Building
Lemoore NAS, California
Marko Construction & Durable Cool Roofs
80 mil TritoFlex 2K membrane
30 mil TritoCryl 1K topcoat
For over 8 years, Triton’s industrial-grade, non-toxic roofing systems have been used to repair, restore, and recover over 1 million square feet of roof at this Naval Air Station in central California. This 80,000 sf EPDM roof was in need of replacement with a stronger, safer, and smarter option.
The remaining thickness and durability of the existing EPDM membrane could be utilized to their advantage, rather than wasted with a disruptive and costly tear-off. By adding the seamless TritoFlex 2K rubber membrane directly to the existing EPDM rubber, they achieved over 160 dry mils of rubber working together to keep the building watertight with no more seams and termination points to worry about. The TritoFlex 2K installation was completely non-disruptive to the building operations, which involve hundreds of people at any given time. The product contains no VOC’s, no odors, and no harmful solvents.
After installation of the industrial-grade TritoFlex 2K rubber membrane, the Certified Contractor applied two layers of TritoCryl 1K white acrylic coating for two purposes: reflectivity and sustainability. The reflectivity of the coating will increase overall lifespan and decrease heat transfer. The coating will also act as a sacrificial layer, allowing for the roof to be sustained and renewed indefinitely without ever tearing it off or replacing the waterproofing layer. The final step of the project was the installation of our TritoWalk safety yellow, slip-resistant walkway coating. The granulated coating was rolled on to a 50 dry mil thickness as an alternative to traditional walk pads which are heavy, create water dams, and are difficult to repair or replace.
Triton manufactures stronger, safer, and smarter alternatives to traditional roofing technologies. Institutional facilities around the country choose industrial-grade, non-toxic products from Triton to restore and recover their existing roofs.