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Urethane Coating System and Spray Foam Insulation Repairs Building Damaged by Hurricane Katrina
An old-time New Orleans building is back in business after being vacant for four years

This circa 1940’s building in New Orleans, Louisiana just a block away from the Mississippi River had been vacant since Hurricane Katrina damaged it in 2005. The roof was in such bad shape the building was not functional for any business.

The owner/property manager in New Orleans received a mailer from American WeatherStar’s co-op marketing program about the same time they signed a lease with a movie production company out of California needing a place to store equipment as they filmed a movie in the Big Easy.

American WeatherStar immediately turned the building over to their Dealer and Contractor in NOLA, Duralite Insulators of Houma LA. Bill Marmande of Duralite met with the building owner and designed the system that would best fit the situation. A complete tear-off including the metal deck was necessary for much of the building. After new metal decking was installed, 4’ x 8’ sheets of Secure Rock was fastened to the deck, then 1’ to 1.5” of 2.8 LB polyurethane foam was sprayed over the new decking to offer a water-tight system and needed insulation.

Finally, Duralite sprayed two coats of American WeatherStar’s urethane coating systems to give the foam UV protection and help keep the system and building cool and comfortable. This system by Duralite Insulators supplied by American WeatherStar offers the building owners a ten-year watertight roofing system with outstanding SPF insulation.

Brian O'Donnell
American Weatherstar
2100 Government St.
Mobile AL 36606

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