Hyatt Regency Hotel
Urban Sophistication and Upscale Amenities Embody Hyatt Regency Chicago
Beautiful skylights and glass roofs or domes in elegant hotels and conference centers as well as other institutional facilities across the nation add to the ambiance of the visitor’s experience…until moisture begins penetrating aging seals.
Expansion and contraction from changing weather conditions throughout the day and night begin to take their toll on systems used as glazing seals, causing leaks along the framework of the glass. When it came to the Hyatt Regency hotels below, a solution strategy was required that would provide not only long-term performance but an aesthetically appealing restoration of the glass framework to appropriately reinforce the upscale style associated with the brand.
The development of a specialized extruded silicone overlay system proved to be the answer. The UV stability of the silicone keeps it from degrading under the intense and long-term exposure to weather and the elements. Produced in a thin, precured configuration, expansion and contraction forces on the substrate are minimized while the flat profile provides a clean, aesthetically pleasing appearance.
The movement capability of the silicone overlay system is significantly higher than wet sealants at 200% or more, making the sloped wall and glass roof multidirectional movement no longer a problem. With all penetrations and screw heads completely covered, the potential for leaks is drastically reduced. The silicone extrusion was also produced in a dark brown to match the metal. Being silicone, the overlay exhibits excellent resistance to color fading.
Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing offers a patented system called Spectrem® Restoration Overlay which is adhered to substrates using Spectrem 1 Silicone Sealant. This turnkey restoration solution is available in a range of widths but may be customized to form an easy-to-install, weather tight overlay for any skylight, sloped glazing, pressure bar and zipper/lockstrip application.
Computerized color matching can also ensure the Spectrem Restoration Overlay is aesthetically inconspicuous. Rigorous in-house performance testing of the Spectrem Restoration Overlay used in conjunction with the Spectrem Silicone Sealant ensures adhesion, compatibility and long-term weather ability and the comprehensive, single-source solution is backed by a 20-year warranty.