Veritas Distributors

A Case Study

Veritas Distribution

Veritas Distributors was founded in 1983, they are a wine distributor, representing wines from all across the globe. Their distribution center is located in Warren, MI, along with their corporate offices.

The building is a newer constructed building, with a combination of flat-roofing, and metal roofing. The warehouses are approximately 25,000 square feet and the offices about 10,000 square feet.

The Problem

Veritas had two roofing systems in need of repair. With a leaking flat roof on their warehouse and offices. They were also wasting energy because of poor insulation. Michigan has long and damaging winters, as such, snow accumulates, and due to poor insulation it will melt from the heat in the building. This causes two problems, it creates Ice Dams in the gutters, and drains reducing melt water flow. The second problem is that is will crack the roof surface, penetrate in the seams of the roof, and leak into the building.

Our Solution

As always, re-roofing with hot-tar or BUR would create astronomical costs, and disrupt building services, as all tear-offs do. Energy Shield determined that our Sprayfoam roofing system would work perfectly for Veritas, and eliminate the need to have a full-roof-tear-off. It would also insulate the building, eliminate Ice Dams, Thermal Drift, and stop any leaking. Sprayfoam roofing is a long-term solution reduces their energy costs. After installing the Sprayfoam roofing on their Offices, they were pleased with the results, and we began work on their warehouse.

We ran into one hurdle during the project, and that was the Car Dealership next to the warehouse. We determined, as to not damage the cars, that we would apply our Sprayfoam only on days with very light or no wind to prevent overspray. We worked on the weekends when weather conditions were favorable for us.

The Outcome

Once again, the results were outstanding. While still under-review for longevity (for quality purposes).

  • All roof leaks were eliminated
  • Freeze/Thaw cracking from Thermal Shock was eliminated
  • Snow Melt from Thermal Drift was reduced dramatically
  • Energy costs were reduced, and internal building comfort was increased

Customer Feedback

April 7, 1999

Subject: Sprayfoam roofing at our campus

To Whom It May Concern:

Our campus is located on the North-East shore of Orchard Lake, about 5 miles from downtown Pontiac. The original quadrangle campus consisted of several old buildings some dating back to the late 1800’s and many of these had old hot-tar roofs, notorious for leaking, especially during the late-winter.

In 1974, we tried a relatively new roofing system, the “GE” SPrayfoam Roof. We hoped that not only would it keep the water out, but that it would add some insulation to the older buildings. We first used it on the Old Seminary building and then the boy’s prep school. The System performed just as we had hoped and, these roofs are still there and still functioning. Energy Shield renewed them for the first time about three years ago and indications are that these roofs will continue to function for another 25 years before consideration is given towards their next renewal. That’s good performance and excellent value as an investment in asset preservation. Furthermore, the ability to re-roof our buildings without a complete rear-off of the old roof (along with all of the disruption to activities), is a significant benefit.

Since those original installations, we have used Sprayfoam on four of our other buildings, with our most recent being just last year (1998) on the Village Post Office which the school owns and leases to the Postal Service.

We are pleased with the performance of Sprayfoam roofing, and with Energy Shield. They have provided good and dependable workmanship along with timely service towards addressing the roofing needs of our building.

 

Sincerely,

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Mr. Mike Loeffler, Business Manager