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Steep-Slope Roof Systems, Part 2

February 4, 2020

In addition to maintaining proper ventilation, proper application of flashings is integral to the installation of water-tight, steep-slope roof systems. There are a variety of flashing conditions to consider, and requirements vary among roof systems. Here are just a few examples.

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It’s Raining Inside

December 11, 2019

Reroofing projects are major renovations that can entail hazards for owners and contractors alike. One of the most serious risks for building owners undergoing a reroofing project is what is known as an “open-roof” event. These events are usually the result of a contractor’s crew removing more roof at a time than can be made completely water-tight before risk of a shower or rain storm develops. In the case of an open-roof event, some contractors may simply walk away from the job. Here's what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

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Beetles Can Bore Holes In Your Building Envelope

July 8, 2019

Over thirty years ago, our company installed the roof on The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Just before the museum's grand opening in 1987, we encountered an unforeseen obstacle — beetles had bored into the uncured EPDM material and died under the flashing, creating devastating leaks. Read our case study on what we learned, how we addressed the issue and how it informed our processes moving forward.

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Helipad Headaches: The Importance of a Properly Installed Vapor Barrier

February 13, 2019

A few years ago, our firm undertook a large roof replacement project on several sections of one of Pensacola, Florida’s leading hospitals. During the course of our work, the hospital began experiencing leaks in an another area of the facility – an area that was not part of our original scope of work. The hospital’s engineer asked our firm to investigate the source of the leaks. This is what we discovered.

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