Roofs in urban areas areas are often packed with units, duct-work and other equipment in a small area. This combined with sensitive equipment inside created a challenging situation for one of our reroofing projects.
For this reroofing project, we not only had to deal with the removal and replacement of a congested roof, but the roof also had water ponding issues, sensitive electronic equipment inside the building, and wiring below the deck.
We chose a Carlisle Fleeceback EPDM system on a coverboard over tapered insulation for this project. The insulation, coverboard and membrane were all adhered using Fast-100 adhesive. By choosing this system and installation method, we addressed all of the potential challenges of this job: the tapered insulation would help alleviate ponding; the coverboard would help the roof withstand roof traffic to the units and equipment; and the Fast-100 adhesive would eliminate fasteners. In addition, the Fast-100 also does not have an odor, also eliminating the problem of the units drawing in the odor of bonding adhesive.
With all the obstructions, the process was slow and difficult. But by coordinating the daily work area with the Owner, and with our skilled team’s attention to details and nightly tie-ins, we were able to execute and successfully complete the project.
Our goals of choosing the right roof to fit the building and the Owner’s needs, as well as providing a quality installation, were achieved. We met our high standards of excellence, and the Owner expressed his satisfaction.