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Commercial Multi-Family EPDM Flat Roof Replacement in Highland ParkMarch 26, 2020
The north suburbs are almost our second home. Having done many roof replacements in Highland Park, Winnetka, Wilmette, Lake Forest, Evanston, Glencoe, and Kenilworth, we know exactly how important roofs are. While the classic residential homes are some of the most well designed anywhere in the Chicagoland area, commercial and multi-family buildings are just as important to the north suburbs. Housing many of the local residents, the flat roofs on these commercial buildings need to be perfect. That is precisely where the expertise of Smart Roofing Inc. comes in.
One of our recent commercial flat roof replacements in the north suburbs was in Highland Park. A multi-family property had issues with the existing modified bitumen roof leaking in multiple spots. The roof being over 25 years old, it was due time for a replacement. Having worked with associations, property managers, and roof consultants before, this project was right up our alley. We met with the roof consultant and helped with the initial roof assessment. After receiving the written specifications, we met with all necessary parties, and proceeded with the commercial roof replacement.
As a multi-family flat roof, there were many elements involved that needed additional flashings and details. From multiple air conditioning units, to skylights, to the roof hatch, and flat roof drains, our experienced crews knew exactly what they were getting into. Tearing off the roof in sections to ensure that none of the famous Chicagoland weather would catch us by surprise, we made quick work of the multi-family flat roof replacement. Since the northern suburbs, and Highland Park specifically, have high standards for roofing, we needed to be efficient and safe. Once the old modified bitumen flat roof was torn off, our crews proceeded to install tapered polyiso insulation, creating proper roof slopes, and covering the roof with Carlisle EPDM flat roof membrane. During this process we also had to work with several other trades that made sure the roof would work with their respective elements. HVAC contractors were necessary to disconnect and connect the air conditioning units, while plumbers were necessary to renovate the old commercial flat roof drains. One the flat roof membrane was done, and all the penetrations were properly flashed in, the perimeter flashings were left. Sheet metal work is one of our strongest points, along with general roof replacements, and sheet metal copings for commercial flat roofs are something of a specialty. This project required copings in different sizes, colors, and angles, and our sheet metal crew had no hesitations with fabricating those custom copings. Once installed, and tying in the whole flat roof together, we were very proud of our work.
With a final inspection with the roof consultant approved and out of the way, the only thing left was for Smart Roofing Inc. to look back at this commercial flat roof replacement in Highland Park, and appreciate the opportunity for show our respect for the North Shore area, and its attention to quality.
SMART Roofing, Inc. is a full-service roofing contractor serving Highland and its surrounding suburbs. Select SMART Roofing, Inc. as your North Shore Roofing Contractor with plenty of experience with commercial and multi-family flat roofs. From roof assessments and repairs, to installations of virtually every type of new residential roof and commercial roof, our commitment to excellence, stellar customer service, and exceptional results are the “SMART” roofing difference.
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