Atrium Roof Project - Denver Art Museum
Roof Check Inc.
OlyBond on display at the Denver Art Museum
Expansion of the Denver Art Museum will be completed in the fall of 2006 and has already exhibited the commercial roofing industries' most valuable piece of art: the OlyBond500 Adhesive Fastener from OMG. The 146,000 square foot structure extends the length of the city block and, according to the museum's web site, "is an explosion of anuglar forms clad in titanium." Because of the design and its contents, the 55,000 square feet roof area posed many logistical and application problems that only an experienced roofing contractor could undertake. The roofing contractor, Roof Check Inc. of Longmont Colorado, identified a potential long-term problem with the specified mechanical insulation attachment method. The museum’s content requires a controlled humidity with the least amount of penetrations as possible. Dennis Maynard, an estimator for Roof Check Inc., convinced the designers and owners of the museum to switch the second layer of insulation attachment from mechanical to adhesive. The contractor chose OlyBond 500 Adhesive Fastener, a two-component adhesive, based on their experience with the product. Because OlyBond 500 is a two-component adhesive, “Weather was not a factor,” said Chris Cain, owner of Roof Check Inc., as the adhesive relies on a chemical reaction instead of ambient humidity to cure. “We also chose the OlyBond 500 because of the titanium-clad exterior. We could not have over-spray.” The adhesive is dispensed with OMG’s PaceCart.