Sika Sarnafil Vice President Brian Whelan wrote that the Denver Art Museum reroofing job resembled a "high wire" act.

Boulder Roofer Honored for Doing Tough Job Safely

Black Roofing Inc. won first place in the Steep Slope category of Sika Sarnafil's annual Roofing Contractor Project of the Year competition for reroofing the Denver Art Museum.

Canton, Mass.-based roofing manufacturer Sika Sarnafil announced the winners of its 2010 Roofing Contractor Project of the Year competition recently, with first place in the Steep Slope category going to Black Roofing, Inc. of Boulder, Colo. for a reroofing of the Denver Art Museum. "This facility's extreme slope was a safety challenge requiring crews to be tied off to safety lines at all times. The new roof was completed on time and without leaks and with no worker injuries, which resulted in high praise from the museum's facility management team," Sika Sarnafil Vice President Brian Whelan wrote in the company's e-newsletter. He said the job resembled a "high wire" act because it was done on a roof pitch of 10/12 and 6/12, with crews "working from ropes and relying on a detailed safety plan."

Sika Sarnafil manufactures thermoplastic (PVC), single-ply, commercial roofing and waterproofing and presents these awards annually to thank the roofing contractors who use its products. The e-newsletter said Warburton's Inc. of Pleasant Grove, Utah, was the second-place Steep Slope finisher and Bi-State Roof Systems, Inc. of Valley Park, Mo., won third place.

The Low Slope winner was Hayden Building & Maintenance Corp. of West Nyack, N.Y., for reroofing an Anheuser Busch plant that manufacturers cans. Hayden completed the job two weeks ahead of schedule with no interruption in plant operations, according to Whelan's report. More than 30 contractors submitted projects for the competition.

Black Roofing Inc. Superintendent Jack Garrett also was a finalist for a 2011 MVP Award from the National Roofing Contractors Association. Black Roofing is a family-owned business founded in 1975.

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