A national distributor of painted metal roofs encountered peeling paint on several residential and public buildings. The roof coating had a 20 year warranty against peeling provided by the paint supplier, but the paint supplier failed to honor the warranty, citing a defect in the painting process rather than faulty paint. Consequently, this would have resulted in multiple law suits and multimillion dollar claims against our client.
As a paint consultant, Chemical Dynamics inspected multiple sites where peeling paint was evidenced, samples were taken and roof coating analysis and testing completed.
Chemical Dynamics was able to show that the failures were caused from faulty paint formulations that when exposed to the elements resulted in soft coatings that failed adhesion. Accordingly, our client was able shift the responsibility to the paint supplier to pay the claims.