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A unique solution for a unique property




The commercial roofing experts at Emmons Roof Services approach every job as a specialized project; with Emmons in charge there is no “blanket approach.” The story of the Sanchez building is a perfect example of the time, care and analysis that Emmons puts into the topnotch, personalized work they do for clients. Located in Los Angeles, this was an older building with a bow truss, or barrel roof system. After a careful survey, it was determined the roof system consisted of two cap sheet roof systems. The roofing experts at Emmons recommended removing the existing roof(s) down to the wood deck and putting back a new energy efficient membrane system with long term warranty.


Removing the roof, however, presented a major obstacle. Inside the building was a thriving business that relied on high tech printing machinery, and removing the roof threatened to disrupt the business – and that outcome was out of the question. Emmons needed to strategize how to complete the job with minimal disruption to the tenant, removing roofing this type of material from this type of roof typically results in debris falling through to the floor and creating a real mess. Simply covering the machinery up during construction would not work, due to the production needs of the tenant. The option of installing an additional roof system over two existing systems was also rule out since this is prohibited under City of Los Angeles codes. With extremely limited options, the Emmons Commercial Roofing experts needed to determine the best course of action in an extremely demanding situation.




Among the solutions considered was installing a maintenance coating to protect the existing roof system. Unfortunately, installing just a roof coating would not suit the long term needs of the building owner who desired something “long lasting,” something that would perform and last as a roof system, not just a “fix.” After careful analysis, Emmons’ commercial roofing experts recommended the Gaco Silicone S-2000 System, a title 24 compliant material that is impervious to ponding water and is UV resistant, and offers long term performance for up to 50 years.




After consultation with the client, this turned out to be the right recommendation. The Gaco Silicon S-2000 System performs as a roof system. Because the existing roof system of the Sanchez building was in good enough condition to receive the Gaco Silicon S-2000 System, Gaco also had the added benefit of offering a long term warranty, giving the owner a great new roof with no disruption to the tenant’s business.


Emmons Commercial Roofing Service experts consider the particular needs of each client with the same care, concern and expertise. With their guidance, you are assured the best possible materials with the highest level of workmanship at a price that will work for you.

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