CH#266 - Brookfield Properties Roof Coating - 450 West 33rd Street New York City



Brookfield Properties Roof Coating
450 West 33rd Street New York City






Brookfield Properties is one of the largest commercial real estate companies in North America. Their office building at 450 West 33rd Street had persistent roof leaks that had been patched many times. Patching the roof failed to solve the problem since it did not address the standing water and the widening gaps at the problematic seams. The contractor was then asked to provide an effective solution that would be long-lasting and would not cause any load-bearing issues.


Benefits Desired:

  • GREEN, Environmentally Advanced
  • Energy Star® Solar/Heat Reflective
  • Weatherproof
  • Tight Seal
  • No Load-Bearing Issues
  • No Generation, Transportation or Storage of Unwanted Waste
  • Long Lasting Renewable System
  • 20-Year Warranty



GLOBAL Encasement, Inc. offered a system design that addressed all the challenges. GE-Emulsion was applied to level the roof to prevent standing water and widening gaps, then further reinforced with GEI Fabric (polyester scrim). The weatherproof system was completed with RoofCoat, creating a monolithic seamless membrane to prevent leaking and potential decay. The RoofCoat System is a solar- and heat-reflective bright white, offering tremendous and immediate energy savings. The 20-year life cycle of this system is sustainable and benefits the building owner with substantial reductions in exterior roof maintenance costs as well as the interior surfaces that were subjected to water damage.




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