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Cocoon Roof Care – Maintenance for Schools


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Cocoon has undertaken maintenance and Cool Roof installations at a number of public and private schools, including McKinnon College, Toorak College, Fairfield Primary School, and many more.

In our experience, and from ongoing discussions with school principals, we have  come to understand there are a number of major OH&S challenges faced by schools with regards to maintenance and repair of school roofs.

Management and control of anything from balls, debris on the roof to graffiti high up on walls can involve a lot of “red tape” associated with for the school maintenance team resolving these issues. There are a number of aspects about roof access making it a hazardous operation to attend, for cleaning, collecting lost belongings and maintain the health of a roof.

Based on this ongoing need for a preventive maintenance regime and repair works along with the specific needs of schools by nature, we have developed Cocoon Roof Care.

Cocoon Roof Care has is a long term security program for school roofs, it begins with an initial review and report of all school roofs with necessary repair works in which the following is included at a fixed annual cost:

  • Initial consultation report and review of all school roofs with necessary repair works
  • Management of OH&S requirements associated with all school roof suppliers
  • Ongoing maintenance and repairs for an extensive list of minor roof issues, fixing these early is a preventative measure to remove the risk of more significant major / emergency roof issues
  • With the installation of a Cool Roof, significantly impacting the internal temperature of a building (gymnasiums, classrooms, theatres)
  • Control of heat issues and water proofing problems

We have been working with schools for over 15 years, and during this time we have grown our business to continue to support the challenges that we see resulting from decay due to age or poorly insulated building roofs.

We recently addressed a major heat issue of multi-purpose and gym delivered under “Building the Education Revolution” (BER) under the Federal Department of Education between 2007 and 2010. The facility was unable to be used by students and teachers once the ambient temperature reached 26oc. Cocoon Cool Roofs worked with the school to provide an economical and viable solution for the building by cooling it without increasing ongoing power costs.