The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum in Savannah, Ga., is Georgia’s official civil rights and houses some of the rare artifacts, documents and photos from one of the most important eras in American history.
The museum is a three-story structure that had been plagued by a 15-year-old bitumen roof that was persistently leaking, costing the non-profit organization money and causing headaches for the board of directors. The roof of the old building was cracked and torn in places, and patches and other quick fixes didn’t stop the leaks that rolled from the main building into an adjacent annex next door.
Realizing the importance of the building to Georgia’s history and recognizing that the museum was a non-profit organization with a limited budget, EPOX-Z donated the materials for NRG Cool Roof Coating to be applied on the roof to eliminate the leaks that had damaged portions of the building’s interior. The product was reviewed by construction experts from Chatham County who were so impressed with the product’s performance and energy-saving potential that they recommended the county absorb half the cost of installation.
The installation took only a few days, and the pesky leaks disappeared immediately. The additional benefit of extending the life of the roof and saving money on energy bills during the hot Georgia summers made the project a gift that will keep on giving to the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.