Over time, even strong structures can show signs of wear and tear. The Doubletree Hotel Hilton Santa Ana’s roof, made of cap sheet membrane or mod bit/built-up material, has lost its waterproofing ability. This has caused bald spots and raised concerns about water damage to the wood deck underneath. Additionally, the cracking flashings on the roof indicate that the current roof is nearing its end.
Common issues with cap sheet membranes include punctures, poor installation, and degradation due to UV exposure and weathering. Mod built-up roofs can develop blisters, cracks, and ponding water if not installed correctly or sloped properly.
A state-of-the-art cool Roof System was proposed to address these issues and ensure long-term protection. This innovative system not only offers enhanced protection but also provides remarkable energy efficiency when compared to the existing dark roof. The Doubletree Hotel Hilton Santa Ana will be able to overcome its roof-related challenges and secure a sustainable and cost-effective future by opting for this recommended solution.
The recommended system for the Doubletree Hotel Hilton Santa Ana was a RainArmor system meticulously crafted with layers of polyester, asphalt, and white acrylic. This sustainable system can be applied over the existing roof, eliminating the need for a costly and disruptive tear-off. It will provide a durable, energy-efficient roof that meets California Title 24 requirements.
The key components of the RainArmor system are an asphalt emulsion base coat, a polyester reinforcing fabric, and a top coating of reflective white acrylic. After repairing blisters, cracks, and flashings on the existing roof, the base coat is roller applied, followed immediately by the polyester fabric. A white acrylic top coat creates a reflective surface that reduces rooftop temperatures. Additional recommendations include replacing deteriorated roof edges, rebuilding roof drains, adding extra fabric reinforcement around drains and ponded areas, and recoating pipe flashings and penetrations.
Here is an instance of RainArmor installed on a business rooftop in Los Angeles.
The end result will be a watertight, sustainable roofing system under warranty for 15 years. This solution will extend the service life of the existing roof and avoid a major re-roofing tear-off project and disruption to operations.
One alternative to consider is thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO). However, while TPO may offer certain advantages, it falls short in terms of sustainability and cost-effectiveness when compared to the proposed RainArmor system. The longevity and affordability of the RainArmor system make it the ideal choice for the Doubletree Hotel Hilton Santa Ana.
With a life expectancy of 20 to 25 years, the RainArmor system ensures lasting durability for the hotel’s roof. Additional acrylic layers can be applied through respraying to extend its lifespan further, offering an economical way to maximize the system’s utility. This flexibility, combined with its impressive longevity, has earned the RainArmor system the trust and endorsement of industry leaders such as CB Richard Ellis and other long-term property holders. These esteemed professionals recognize the system’s sustainability and ability to preserve and protect valuable assets.
One of the most remarkable aspects of the proposed system is its track record of success. Experienced roofing contractors have used this type of system for over 40+ years. This extensive history of effectiveness assures the Doubletree Hotel Hilton Santa Ana that they are investing in a proven and reliable solution.
In conclusion, the Doubletree Hotel Hilton Santa Ana proactively addressed the issues plaguing its current roof system. The hotel can protect its valuable assets and promote energy efficiency by embracing the proposed cool Roof System, specifically the RainArmor system. With impressive sustainability, longevity, and a proven track record, this upgraded roof system offers a cost-effective solution without a tear-off process.
HP Roofing Pro can safeguard the future of the Doubletree Hotel Hilton Santa Ana by embracing this forward-thinking roof upgrade, preserving its structural integrity, and ensuring the utmost protection for years to come.
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